Young Professionals

Because She Has Hope: Youth Essay Winner

Because She Has Hope: Youth Essay Winner

  Thirty years ago, my mother stepped off a plane and tipped her head back to feel the American sun beat down on her face. She brushed her thumb over the golden band on her ring finger. The subtle movement was involuntary, the reflex of a young woman longing to...
Archetypes of How to Communicate

Archetypes of How to Communicate

How often do you and your spouse talk? Communication in marriage is the key to keeping your relationship strong and healthy. But communicating effectively isn’t always as easy as it seems. A person’s upbringing and past experiences with romantic...
Would You Want to Know You?

Would You Want to Know You?

While revisiting some of my favorite TED Talks the other day, I was reminded of how important it is to make an intentional first impression, one that says a little bit about who we are when we meet someone for the first time. Whether we like it or not, within the...
What Does 17 Mean?

What Does 17 Mean?

I found out about the Parkland shooting the way I usually do –  through the notifications on my phone. I remember waiting in my AP U.S. History classroom for class to start, and my phone buzzed with a CNN news alert “Florida school shooting: At least 17 dead.”...