growing up

The Participation Trophy

The Participation Trophy

The Participation Trophy
Millennials. We are the first generation to have gotten a trophy simply for participating.  Oh you didn’t win your basketball game? Here’s a trophy anyway! It’s kind of fucked up if you think about it: telling us we are all winners in a world that can easily spit us out without so much as a […]
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A Year Older

A Year Older
I just celebrated my birthday this past weekend, and if you know me, my birthday makes me very emotional and uneasy. No matter how much I try not to think about it, I can’t help but feel uneasy as May 16th approaches every year.  Last year, I wanted to celebrate and thank my friends for […]
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XO NM

Failing Is Winning

Failing Is Winning
It’s funny, my whole life I had this fear of failing. Anyone else? Maybe it was the control freak in me or the want to just be this perfect person, but for several years I simply did not allow myself to fail in any aspect of my life. Big mistake. [highlight]It was when I was […]
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As We Grow Up…

As We Grow Up…
It’s been some time since I did one of my XO, NM posts of personal rambles and thoughts. I was in the shower this morning thinking about life (I get all my best ideas in the shower believe it or not), I was reflecting on how much has changed in the past few years. Mainly […]
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Nic’s Take on Khloe & Beyonce

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25 to Life: A Warrior with a Gypsy Spirit

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Creating A Happy Life

You often see articles on ways to unwind and relax after a stressful day, which I always find useful, but i...

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Dating Without The Label

I haven’t come across an article online that’s sparked something in me in a long time. Not only...

gluten

Gluten: Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

One of the biggest topics in todays nutritional field is gluten. In 2013, one survey showed that a third of...