Breeana Ashkar

Bio

Breeana's obsession with travel and writing has officially annoyed everyone around her, so she spends her days selling clothes to Beacon's and taking the occasional stroll through Washington Square trying to find her future husband.

6 Real Lessons Learned From A Very Ugly Experience With Bed Bugs

By Breeana Ashkar
I’ve always heard horror stories from other people about their homes being invaded by bed bugs. It frightened me to hear about those little insects that kick you out of your home and rack up your bills. For some reason, whenever I hear of someone’s…

10 Reasons Why Being Neurotic Actually Makes You More Successful

By Breeana Ashkar
We’re all a little neurotic. We may freak out and do things our own way, but we’re part of the few in the world who have most of our sh*t together, so take pride in it. Here are 10 traits neurotic people share that make them more successful than the…

8 Important Life Lessons You'll Inevitably Learn Hiking Tough Trails

By Breeana Ashkar
Until a certain age, a true appreciation for nature is never really developed, especially if you were a lazy child, like I was. The thought of exerting any extra energy was repulsive, making hiking top on my sh*t list. With more years and maturity…

20 Reasons Why Spring Makes New Yorkers Slightly Less Miserable

By Breeana Ashkar
We’ve all seen or heard of the magic that is Christmastime in New York City. From "Home Alone" and "Elf" to the Rockefeller tree and the ball drop in Times Square, it's endless bliss. Summer is also a wonderful time of year, with Central Park's…

Be Present: Why Chasing Happiness Will Never Make You Happy

By Breeana Ashkar
We’ve all found ourselves trapped in some sort of rut that makes us question our happiness. It’s common when you’re all of a sudden wondering whether you’re content with how things are working out in your life. Are you satisfied with your job? Did…

Calm The F*ck Down: Why No One Really Has It All Figured Out

By Breeana Ashkar
We’re all familiar with the constant stress associated with figuring out our lives. Whether it’s lying awake in bed at 3:30 am or having a mental breakdown in middle of the grocery store because you can’t decide what you want for dinner — let alone…

Why Moving To NYC Is The Best Learning And Growth Experience For 20-Somethings

By Breeana Ashkar
I’m not a New Yorker. I can barely take the subway without breaking into a panic of trying to decide if I’m going uptown or downtown, or sliding my MetroCard the right way the first time. Coming from a small town, my expectations of living in New…

#IAmMarvelous: Why We Need To Commit To Loving Ourselves Each And Every Day

By Breeana Ashkar
Take out a piece of paper and a pen. Now, write down what you love about yourself. It might seem silly at first, but by writing these things down, you are actively speaking up on your own behalf to say that you are worthy, regardless of what others…

How This Generation Gets The Confidence To Lead Unconventional Lives With Conviction

By Breeana Ashkar
Insecurities are a curse that comes with our everyday thoughts, and I’ve noticed something in particular that is plaguing our generation. People will convince themselves that others know best. They’ll think something and immediately retract their…

Why Doing Nothing Translates To Productivity In The End

By Breeana Ashkar
There is a sort of anxiety associated with not filling your few free moments in the day with doing something “productive,” such as catching up on work, answering emails or last-minute studying. The feeling of not utilizing every last bit of energy…

Look Up: How You'll Benefit From Putting Down Your Phone And Being Present

By Breeana Ashkar
In a person’s down time, he or she is most likely sifting through emails or browsing Instagram. Instead of using technology for what it is, a helpful utensil, it has become an unhealthy necessity. Checking our phones constantly is becoming inherent,…