30 Self-Care Gifts For Friends Who Need Some Love

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There's no present that someone will value more than the gift of some quality me-time. If you have a friend in need or just want to surprise someone with a present for the holidays, then why not give them a gift that helps them practice a little self care?

Self care is simply taking an action to look after yourself and improve your health, wellness, and happiness whenever you need it. It's hard to pencil in time for self-care with busy schedules, so a friend or family member would really appreciate it if you remind them to take some time out for themselves with a gift. Here are 30 self care gift ideas to give as a present.

How To Meet People When You're Travelling Alone

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So you've decided to go on a solo trip - congrats! You've just made the best decision of your life. You've probably thought about your itinerary, what countries you're going to visit, what to pack, travel insurance, etc. but one thing you might not have thought about yet is, 'How do I meet people while travelling solo?'

Hands down you're going to have the best experiences imaginable and meet lifelong friends, but there may be times on your solo travels where you feel a bit lonely and think, 'hmm, how I put myself out there and make connections with people while I'm travelling alone?'

9 Reasons Why You Should Try Meditation

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When you hear the word ‘meditation’ what do you think of? 

Do you picture a tranquil forest with exotic birds chirping? Do you think of the pitter-patter of rain? Or do you imagine Tibetan Monks in a deep trance floating in the air? These are all images I think of when this practice comes to mind. I was a bit skeptical before starting my meditation journey. I thought it was another way to waste my time. You see, I’ve always thought of it as an odd trend that everyone wanted to try because it looked cool in Kung Fu movies. As the curious person I am, I did my research about it.

How To Raise Low Self Esteem And Boost Confidence

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There is nothing that a woman wears better than her confidence, pride, and self-esteem. How we view ourselves is one of the most important aspects of who we are. It can shape our lives and help determine our successes. It can make us stand out in a crowd or blend into the walls. The more well built your self-esteem and self-worth are, the more likely you are to achieve your goals and find happiness.

When You Feel Like Giving Up

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Life can seem perfect and fine one minute, and the next, your whole world has been shaken up and you feel like you've lost everything. Sometimes we invest ourselves in people and situations that end up being the completely wrong things for us and before you know it, you've become attached to someone or something that has no plans for you in their future.

You've built a life around loving someone, you've found happiness in a place or situation, to only discover this person thinks nothing of you. I feel like giving up, on everything. I won't though because there is so much more out there that I'm worthy of, even if I can't see it right now.

11 Questions To Ask Your Partner Before You Get Married

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My husband and I were in a long-distance relationship for almost a full year before we got married. Skype was both a blessing and a curse, offering the illusion of the one you love sitting across from you. You can see, you can hear, but you’re still too far away for a hug. It was tough, I won’t lie. There were many days when I just wanted to hold his hand or sit next to him and do nothing else at all.

What It's Like To Be A Gay Woman In A Conservative Asian Country

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Being gay isn’t easy. It becomes even more difficult when you live in a conservative country. I was born and raised in Manila but studied high school and some college in the United States. Since moving back to my homeland, I had to get used to being a social anomaly in a traditional South East Asian society.

10 Things I Did To Improve My Self Esteem

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As soon as 2019 came around, I vowed to make it my year and I know, everyone says “new year new me” but I didn’t want a “new” me. I wanted a better and improved version of myself. I was determined to stop feeling sorry for myself and complaining about everything, so these are some of the things I decided to improve.

12 Tinder Do's And Don'ts Before Your Next Date

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Tinder. The name of the online dating platform elicits an array of opinions. If you’re like me, you used the app as a form of window shopping – checking out your local prospects in a seemingly virtual safety net. But whether you’re using it to do some shopping, looking for a hookup, or searching for “the one,” there are some solid dos and don’ts to keep in mind before you get your swipe on.

How I Learned To Love Myself Despite My Depression


I watched as tears poured down my boyfriend’s face. During an argument, I had told him for the first time in our relationship, the awful words “I hate you.” As I absorbed the pain my words caused, I realized my own self-hatred buried deep inside. I could have kept hurting myself, but I couldn’t bear to see someone I love hurting. After some soul searching and apologies, I went to therapy for the first time in my life and was diagnosed with depression. This is my story of learning to love myself despite debilitating depression- the kind where you lay in bed all day long. Remember, everyone’s depression is unique, and these are in no ways alternatives to seeking treatment with a therapist or doctor, but these 10 tips helped me through depression.