Michelle Belair

Michelle Belair is a wanderer, writer and non-profit worker. She enjoys cuddling cats, travel, and scoping out the best vegan brunch in the city. Read more at www.whirlwind-travel.com

5 Ways To Help Victims of Domestic Violence, Wherever You Are

ByMichelle Belair
It's a phenomenon that's been around for as long as humankind. Hidden behind closed doors and masked by makeup and a shaky smile, it's been whispered about and kept secret with every desperate attempt. But in recent years, more and more victims of…

What You Need To Hear If You've Been Holding Yourself Back From Love

ByMichelle Belair
For a while, I avoided relationships like the plague. I was the queen of not seeing someone past the three-date mark, and I was totally happy with summer flings or hookups abroad. It wasn't a façade, either. For a while, I was genuinely happy living…

On Island Time: 8 Reasons Barbados Should Be Your Next Winter Vacay

ByMichelle Belair
Recently dubbed the Caribbean Destination of the Year by Caribbean Journal, Barbados is, without a doubt, the next trip you need to book. Like, yesterday. Barbados is known for its white, sandy beaches and being the birthplace of Rihanna. It's the…

4 Ways To Solve The Most Annoying Problem Of Winter

ByMichelle Belair
It's that time of year again. The wind has embraced a bitter chill that leaves you feeling like you're constantly thawing out, your eyes start to water as soon as you step out of the warm comfort of your home and your skin has been completely zapped…

It Was Real: 3 Things I Learned From Having A Timed Romance Abroad

ByMichelle Belair
It’s not written in stone, and it can sneak up on you when you least expect it. We all know the feeling: the undeniable tightening of the chest, the butterflies soaring in your stomach and the endless need to hear his voice and see his face. Love…

The Science Of Laughter: 4 Ways Laughing More Leads To A Better Life

ByMichelle Belair
There was a moment in my life when I did the unthinkable. I was sitting in the front row of my late uncle’s funeral service. Somebody was up at the podium, delivering a tear-stained speech, and I was sitting there, listening. But I was also thinking…

Singledom Is Not Awful: Why The Single Community Is Thriving

ByMichelle Belair
Singledom: It’s a term that has become all-too-real for those of us who seem to be perpetually single. We started out dating the traditional way, meeting through a mutual friend; he would pick you up at the door with a rose in his hand. But,…