Colleen George

10 Ways You Sabotage Yourself On Your First Dates

ByColleen George
First dates can be nerve-racking for everyone. Whether you just got out of a relationship, or you've been going on plenty of dates and not finding that perfect someone, dating takes effort. We find dates through Bumble and Tinder, and then proceed…

10 Ways To Make A Difference This Christmas With More Than Just Money

ByColleen George
With the hustle and bustle of holiday festivities and last-minute Christmas shopping, it's easy to forget the holidays are a time for giving back. Christmas is a time of gratitude. It's a time for thanking others for the joy they bring into our…

Why The 'Best Years' Of Your Life Actually Don't Exist

ByColleen George
I remember around high school graduation when people casually mentioned that my college years would be the “best years of my life.” Scribbled beneath Hallmark wishes of “Congratulations!” and “You did it!” on my grad cards were handwritten cursive…

Why This Election Made Me Realize I'm A Feminist, And Proud Of It

ByColleen George
Until very recently, I had never actually identified as a feminist. I'm a female, yes, but I've always shied away from even the topic of feminism, let alone the label of "feminist." I hate to admit it, but I was one of those people who had the…

What Losing My Mom Taught Me About Unconditional Love, Death And Grief

ByColleen George
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because dawn has come. — Rabindranath Tagore It's been four years since my mom died of cancer, and not a day goes by where she doesn't pop into my thoughts. I still remember the…

Why The US Can No Longer Ignore The Link Between Firearms And Suicide

ByColleen George
As if the mass shootings and killings occurring regularly in America are not enough of a reason to unite and speak out against guns, we have been blind and ignorant to yet another significant dimension of gun violence: suicide. We lower our voices…