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Love Begins With Self-Love (10 Steps Toward Positive Change)

Love Begins With Self-Love (10 Steps Toward Positive Change)

Love yourself, you are worth it! Love yourself for who you are. Love yourself for what you have been through. Love yourself for who you will become....Love is a language. How long and how much effort would it take you to learn Dutch? Nothing in life is easy. If going to the grocery store and...
THRIVE: Side-hustles, passion, and using a blowtorch in an NYC apartment with jewelry designer Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving

THRIVE: Side-hustles, passion, and using a blowtorch in an NYC apartment with jewelry designer Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.    This week I’m chatting with Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving, a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy. I wanted to pick her brain about her side-hustle, the jewelry she creates and where she finds her customers. 1. When did you decide to...
THRIVE: Aligning Your Passions, Finding Wholeness and Creative Work with Kate Hayes

THRIVE: Aligning Your Passions, Finding Wholeness and Creative Work with Kate Hayes

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.    This month I am interviewing Kate Hayes an independent leadership coach about finding wholeness, what coaching is really all about, and getting to the center of your creative work.   1. I love being a “slash” personality. I am a writer/poet/brand manager you’re a Leadership...
THRIVE: Non-Traditional Work & Getting Over Fear of Money with the Wealthy Witch

THRIVE: Non-Traditional Work & Getting Over Fear of Money with the Wealthy Witch

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.  This month I am interviewing Natalie Taggart of Wealthy Witch about making big life changes, working with fear and our relationships with money. 1. You created Wealthy Witch after facing your own life shift, from corporate to your true path. How did...
Thrive: 10 Things About Creativity I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

Thrive: 10 Things About Creativity I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Hi Thrivers! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a list and with all this great weather in New York this week I’ve been feeling motivated to be ~*creative*~. Only, I didn’t know where to put my energy and I am feeling...
Dear Thrive: How to Stay Motivated After a Success

Dear Thrive: How to Stay Motivated After a Success

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive: I recently had some work published in a lit mag and I was so excited! But ever since then I’m having trouble creating anything new. Was that my one great success? Am I all dried up now? -Overwhelmed  ...
Thrive: When Life Prevents Creation

Thrive: When Life Prevents Creation

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   I’m sure you’ve noticed that life gets in the way of art often and even the most extroverted of artists can crave solitude and consistent days to get their best work done. But the world won’t create this space for us,...
We Are All Beautiful and Gross: An Interview with Margalit Cutler

We Are All Beautiful and Gross: An Interview with Margalit Cutler

  Based out of New York, Margalit Cutler‘s artwork struck us as totally bold, totally honest, and totally refreshing. From her animations, sculptures, illustrations and mini-comics, Cutler has created commissioned pieces for Rookie Mag and Protocols and updates her Instagram regularly with original and eye-catching work. She took some time out of her schedule to...
THRIVE: The Joy of a Good Cry

THRIVE: The Joy of a Good Cry

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Every two weeks I jump up here and I ask you to be vulnerable and brave and to explore deep regions of yourselves and your art. It’s not really fair if I don’t do the same, so this week I want to...
THRIVE: Why Does Spring Make Me Feel Trapped?

THRIVE: Why Does Spring Make Me Feel Trapped?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Have you felt it? The soul-sucking energy of March? It’s here. I don’t know why I needed Timehop to remind me that I feel the same way every year, every March. I am tired, I am defeated, I am feeling...
Thrive: What Self Care for Artists Looks Like

Thrive: What Self Care for Artists Looks Like

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Self care has been a buzzword for a while now– it’s everywhere! What I’ve found is that while self care should be defined by each individual, it helps to get some tips and tricks to get you started. Sadly I found that there...
Thrive: Selling Your Work vs. Selling Out

Thrive: Selling Your Work vs. Selling Out

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   This week we’re focusing on selling as a creative. Whatever the medium, the dream is to be able to make a living off of our work without compromising the art. It can be hard to strike this balance and even harder...
Dear Thrive - How Do I Start My Personal Essay?

Dear Thrive – How Do I Start My Personal Essay?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive- When writing personal essays do you start with a story from your life you understand or do you use the writing of the essay to make connections? I want to start writing pieces like this but I never...
Thrive Anti-Resolution: Do What You Can With What You've Got

Thrive Anti-Resolution: Do What You Can With What You’ve Got

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Happy New Year! We have officially made it through our first week of 2018. I hope you are all still feeling the energy of last week as we and those around us felt the cleansing power of a calendar flip and...
Thrive Presents: Surviving the Holidays with Your Relatives

Thrive Presents: Surviving the Holidays with Your Relatives

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   The year is winding down and we are all exhausted, partied out (or still partying), and thinking about new beginnings. We’re also reflecting on the year — accomplishments, disappointments, regrets. In short, it’s a tough time of year and nothing makes...
Dear Thrive: Best Advice I Ever Got

Dear Thrive: Best Advice I Ever Got

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   This week I am taking a moment to reflect on the best advice I’ve ever received and share that with all of you here on THRIVE. When I was in the 7th grade I had an English teacher that we all...
Dear Thrive: How Do I Explain My Work to New Friends?

Dear Thrive: How Do I Explain My Work to New Friends?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive: Once upon a time I was really into photography, but then I stopped for a whole bunch of different reasons, mostly related to a day job. I want to get back into it but it has been YEARS...
Dear Thrive: How Do I Compete on Social Media?

Dear Thrive: How Do I Compete on Social Media?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive, I think I create pretty decent work (I draw) but I don’t have many followers on Instagram. How much does this matter and how do I increase my follower number? Am I delusional about my work? –Slow to...
Dear Thrive: I Started My Novel, But Now I Can't Finish It

Dear Thrive: I Started My Novel, But Now I Can’t Finish It

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, Last year I started a novel, and I’m stuck halfway through. I love where it’s going, but don’t know how to get started again. Help!! Love, Novel Idea Dear Novel Idea, Congratulations on even getting started. I always make it...
Dear Thrive: My Casual Relationship Ended, How Do I Mend?

Dear Thrive: My Casual Relationship Ended, How Do I Mend?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, My casual relationship just ended and even though we weren’t serious, the end of this still hurts. Not as much as my last serious relationship but enough to put me in a funk. How do I get over yet another rejection? Signed, Casually...
Dear Thrive: How Do I Edit My Book?

Dear Thrive: How Do I Edit My Book?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I’m finishing a book right now. How do I go about editing it? -In It to Win It Dear Win It, Congratulations on arriving to the editing stage! I hope you celebrate with a glass of wine and a couple...
Dear Thrive: Do I Have Time for a Pet?

Dear Thrive: Do I Have Time for a Pet?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I really would like to get a dog but I’m not sure how to work it into all my commitments. Any advice? -Need a Fur Baby Dear Fur Baby, I absolutely love my dog, Ajax, and having him has added...
Dear Thrive: Why Do I Have to Spend to Make Friends?

Dear Thrive: Why Do I Have to Spend to Make Friends?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I work full time, but I am always too broke to really go out. What’s a good way to meet people that doesn’t involve spending much money or no money at all? Love, Cheap Thrills — Dear Cheap Thrills, It...
Dear Thrive: My Creativity Has Dried Up

Dear Thrive: My Creativity Has Dried Up

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I haven’t created anything in a month. Have I dried up? Is this it? Do I give up now? -Beyond Saving — Dear Beyond, I want to be as sensitive to your plight as I can be, because while we...
Dear Thrive: Help! I Wanna Create Full Time

Dear Thrive: Help! I Wanna Create Full Time

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, How do I transition from a normal job to pursuing my dream job as an artist/creative? -Lost in Corp-landia — Dear Corp-landia, Sadly for us artists, there is no obvious ladder to climb when it comes to creative work. Folks...
Dear Thrive: Why Doesn't Anyone Want to Listen?

Dear Thrive: Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Listen?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, What is it that makes some of us ready to pounce, ready to make the necessary change, while others flounder, become apathetic, or dig their feet into the ground even more? We remain closed for any number of reasons. What...
Shana Falana Takeover!

Shana Falana Takeover!

    Spanning across the last twenty years, Shana Falana started in 1995 out of the DIY scene in San Francisco. Eight years later, Falana left California to move to New York to pursue her own music career in the Brooklyn music scene. Upon meeting drummer Mike Amari over their mutual love for Bauhaus, the...
Chaser Brand Talks Season Fashion and Industry Success

Chaser Brand Talks Season Fashion and Industry Success

Chaser Brand, originating in the stylistic corners of Southern California, is taking the world by storm with their clothing brand that has swept the seas into some of the most well known magazines and on the celebrities that shape the pages. Chaser Brand is releasing their Fall and Holiday lookbooks and Megan Baca, Vice President...
Say Whaaaaat?!

Say Whaaaaat?!

The “graphic tee” is a trend that most wear proudly. I mean, who doesn’t love making a really obvious statement? So, what happens when that statement isn’t as really obvious as you would like? You just end up looking like a big ol’ idiot… that’s what. To help you avoid such a fate, we’ve put...
Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

For some of you, sex may be a new thing you’re trying out lately, and that’s cool. But for those of you who have been at it for awhile, you probably know that sometimes it can get dull. So, in order to keep your sex spicy like your personality (yeah? yeah.), here’s some of my...
Valentine's Gifts for US.

Valentine’s Gifts for US.

Typically, in the U.S. we see Valentine’s as yet another holiday to buy your significant other a gift (as if birthdays, Christmas, and anniversaries weren’t enough). Most people even see it as a day where just girls expect gifts and romance and all that garb. It’s a holiday for your girlfriend, right? To celebrate how...
Is He Into You?

Is He Into You?

    So you met this guy, right, and he’s hot and funny and smart and basically perfect. You’ve exchanged numbers, maybe hung out a few times, and now it has come to the worst part: trying to figure out if he actually likes you, or if he just wants to hit it and quit...
5 Tips For Making A Long Distance Relationship Actually Work

5 Tips For Making A Long Distance Relationship Actually Work

Summertime means a lot of things to a lot of people: sunshine, swimsuits, sno cones, and sand in your shorts. But, for some people, summer means leaving school and having to deal with the whole long distance relationship business. This can be challenging if you’ve never had to deal with it before. But, hopefully these...
How To Rebound The RIGHT Way

How To Rebound The RIGHT Way

So, you and your “boo thang” just broke up, and now you are devastated. All you want is to feel loved, and if your ex can’t give that to you, then you will just find someone to take his spot right? WRONG. At least not right away. After much heartbreak, I have come to the...
4 Tiny Ways To Improve Your Fitness!

4 Tiny Ways To Improve Your Fitness!

Now, everyone knows that summer coming along means that we all have to have stunning bodies. However, I am gonna be honest. I am still in winter mode. There are so many ways to work out without breaking the bank. I am going through the same pain, so follow what I am planning on doing....
College 101: Two WRONG Ways To Party

College 101: Two WRONG Ways To Party

I was the stereotypical party girl during my freshman year of college. Nearly every weekend, you could find me at a house party or a bar, dancing and drinking the night away. It’s a phase that that many people go through; and one that inevitably brings with it mistakes and regrets, which most likely turn into a long...
The Art Of Moving On

The Art Of Moving On

It’s Sunday afternoon, or morning for you, as you are just waking up after a long night of partying and drinking your heartbreak away. You drag yourself out of bed, drink about a gallon of water, and swallow some Tylenol to get rid of your killer headache. You check your phone, and embarrassingly read a total...
Guys: 9 Signs That You're In The Friend Zone

Guys: 9 Signs That You’re In The Friend Zone

Well, it happened again. I’m not exactly sure what brought it on this time, but whatever I did, it worked… in the wrong way. I sometimes wonder if it’s me being too polite, me caring too much about their feelings, or me just trying to be as chivalrous as possible. I would never want to...
There Is No One Alive Who Is You-er Than You.

There Is No One Alive Who Is You-er Than You.

  So, you’re in a relationship, or pursuing one, maybe looking for a casual fling, or maybe you’re like me and have gone through the “admire from afar” phase.  Currently and amazingly, I am in a stable and long-lasting relationship of nearly two years.  I sometimes like to think I know what I’m talking about but...
Spin City: A Guide To Doing Laundry In College

Spin City: A Guide To Doing Laundry In College

Upon entering college, I came to the realization that many of my fellow pupils, mostly being of the male persuasion, simply did not know how to do their laundry. Not only did they lack the knowledge to do laundry, but they also lacked proper laundry room-sharing etiquette. This is kind of annoying to those of...
Parental Approval: How Far Is Too Far?

Parental Approval: How Far Is Too Far?

Since I’ve been in college nearly two years and I’ve moved away from home, I’ve seen changes in my mindset.  It happens to everyone, we all end up moving away from home, and then realize that the decisions we want to make don’t exactly match up with the ideals of our parents, even though they...
10 Things That Guys Want Girls To Know

10 Things That Guys Want Girls To Know

For this list, I interviewed 4 different guys, and this is what they came up with! Take a peek into the mind of a guy, and get a glimps of the kinds of things that they really, really wish that all girls knew! So, all you ladies out there, start taking notes!   Wear Less...
A Few Easy Steps To De-Stress Your Life

A Few Easy Steps To De-Stress Your Life

We all have days when our anxiety is at an ultimate high, and we can’t focus on anything. There might be too much going wrong, or just too much in general. When you find yourself in this type of situation, you should reflect on these tips and tricks to help you calm down and tackle...
10 Things That Girls Want Guys To Know

10 Things That Girls Want Guys To Know

For this list, I interviewed 4 different girls. Here is a short list of 10 things that they came up with! Check it out, and pay close attention, all you men out there! This information is vital for all of you, no matter if you’re in a relationship or not! Be A Gentleman This includes holding open doors, offering...
2013: Ballin' On A Budget

2013: Ballin’ On A Budget

It’s 2013, a time when extra cash in generally unheard of. I myself am constantly requesting donations for my charity organization, the Broke College Kid fund, but hardly anyone is able to contribute. If you’re living paycheck-by-paycheck and struggling to come up with rent that was due a week ago, fear not, for I am...
6 Things That Change After Your 1 Year Anniversary

6 Things That Change After Your 1 Year Anniversary

  When you first start dating someone, it’s a really exciting thing. You’re all like “wow, this person is so interesting and funny and just totally different,” and all that jazz that comes along with infatuation. This changes, ladies and gentlemen. This changes a whole lot. those feelings in the beginning are all fluffy kittens...
Tip: Desperate Is Not Cute

Tip: Desperate Is Not Cute

As we approach the holiday that is loved as much as it is hated, newsfeeds of social networking sites become more and more dense with lonely souls who only crave affection and love from another partner. When I log into Facebook I stumble upon a damsel in distress who swears that she will never find...
Two Rules Every College Girl Breaks

Two Rules Every College Girl Breaks

Two Rules Every College Girl Breaks Finding a boyfriend in college these days is pretty much like finding a Chanel bag at a discounted price; it just doesn’t happen. Now, granted, I’m speaking for the average college girl. The “I like to get drunk, hang with my friends, and I think I am a pretty...

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