Kenzie Aryn


Kenzie is a Psychology Ph.D student at Columbia studying social interactions. She has learned in life that, "it's not what happens to you that builds your character, it's the way in which you deal with it." Follow her on Instagram @kenziearyn

How Mindfulness Can Better Your Mind, Body And Soul

By Kenzie Aryn
I’m not sure whether it’s the overflow of graduation images or the beginning of summer posts, but around this time every year, I find myself reflecting on the past and anticipating the future. I review what I've accomplished since my own graduation,…

It's Not The Universe: 5 Reasons Why You Always Fall For The Wrong Guy

By Kenzie Aryn
I never make the same mistake twice; I make it five or six times, just to be sure. – Unknown Does this sound familiar? I’m thinking you’re thinking, “I should know better, yet I continue to make the same mistake.” Most of us have, at one time or…

Genetics Aside, 40 Percent Of Your Happiness Relies On You To Make It Happen

By Kenzie Aryn
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they…

Why Always Looking For 'The One' Means We'll Never Find Our Match

By Kenzie Aryn
I want to be a romantic at heart. One of my all-time favorite movies is "Love Actually." Those of you who have seen the film will recall the romantic scene where young Sam (Thomas Sangster) holds up his index finger to indicate to his father (Liam…

Finding The Things Worth Waiting For: What The 'Marshmallow Psychology Test' Can Teach Us

By Kenzie Aryn
Walter Mischel's “marshmallow test,” performed with toddlers, has become one of the best-known studies in psychology. A toddler is given the choice to have one marshmallow now or wait and have two later; the ability to “delay gratification,” i.e.,…

The Moral Conundrum: Is It Ever Okay To Date Your Friend's Ex?

By Kenzie Aryn
Post-college dating, especially in a city like New York, is challenging and frequently ego-depleting. Thanks to online dating websites and applications like Tinder and Hinge, it’s feasible to have seven (or more) dates per week. Not only is it…