Yvonne Doherty

Bio

21 year old Yvonne is from Dublin, Ireland. She began writing early, mainly aspiring novels about 5 pages long and written in pencil, but is hoping to progress this into articles that actually mean something. Right now it's her time for finding herself, exploring life and on the side she's a keen bookworm and music fan. @yvonne_doherty
By Yvonne Doherty
We’ve probably all heard the phrase "knowledge is power." Many of us have also eagerly endeavored to be more educated, study countless books and actively pursue knowledge in whatever means we can, all in the hopes of bettering ourselves. Of course,…
By Yvonne Doherty
I started thinking about this article with the intention to explore ways to maintain motivation levels to achieve goals, even when life got in the way. You know the classic excuses: not having enough time or money; waiting to be ready or more…
By Yvonne Doherty
Growing up and becoming my own person has put me on a pursuit of strengthening my own ideas and views. So, as I continue my journey, I like to see what conclusions others are coming to about life. Whether it’s through articles or talks, I love…
By Yvonne Doherty
Whether we’re dipping into online dating, starting up on social media or even just job hunting, our online presences have become increasingly centered on projected profiles of who we are. When signing up for any social media profile, it’s a routine…
By Yvonne Doherty
Social media has introduced us to a world of photos, check-ins and tags that enable us to share our experiences, not only with those with us at the time, but every follower we have, too. This can give the illusion that we, or others, are surrounded…
By Yvonne Doherty
Regardless of how we choose to phrase it, finding our feet, figuring it all out or just plain trying to grow up, our 20s are a time of constant learning. There are often more questions than answers, more options than decisions and more things up in…
By Yvonne Doherty
One of the first of many things we learn as kids is how to have manners. The little practices, like waiting your turn, sharing your toys and speaking politely, shape our grasp of basic etiquette. In my family, saying "please" and "thank you" quickly…
By Yvonne Doherty
When life throws us challenges (as it so often does), it’s natural to look outside of ourselves to seek the best solutions. Whether it’s a nagging problem, a burning question or just a decision we must make, we turn to external factors to determine…
By Yvonne Doherty
A couple of weeks ago, I lost my voice to laryngitis, and while I was laughing at my failed attempts to even utter a full sentence, I was obviously thrilled when my speech finally returned. I have lost my voice multiple times before, but it was fear…
By Yvonne Doherty
Insecurities are rampant among people everywhere, young or old, male or female. They can impact our lives to varying degrees, from making us check the mirror, to leaving us feeling absolutely unable to leave the house in fear of people laying eyes…
By Yvonne Doherty
In our day-to-day lives, quality is definitely something we seek. Be it the carefully selected coffee we’ve found to be superior, our durable and stylish clothing, or our high-speed Internet, as consumers, we naturally seek good deals, genuine…
By Yvonne Doherty
Escape: You know that feeling, when a surge of energy burns in your feet to flee, get the hell out and go anywhere but where you are right now. When all you can think about is how much better it would be if you could just take off, leave the…
By Yvonne Doherty
We’ve all heard the phrase: "The grass is always greener on the other side." Of course, it’s natural to occasionally lust after a life that’s idealistic and to occasionally dream of escaping elsewhere. Often, while we're busy envying the lives of…
By Yvonne Doherty
Nowadays, we are surrounded by abundance; there are copious amounts of options to tend to our every need. Of course, this can lead to wonderful convenience, but it can also lead to complication and confusion. Overcomplicating life comes naturally to…
By Yvonne Doherty
Looking around the heart of the city, it’s easy to see that being “authentic” is something worth bragging about. Be it food, drink or clothing, vendors know that people want the original — the real deal. There’s something about that word “authentic”…
By Yvonne Doherty
Growing up and growing into your own voice is a tricky transition. In trying to move this process along, I’ve become more aware of a few tendencies that I need to leave behind. I’ve always struggled with decision-making and not always because of the…
By Yvonne Doherty
Today’s ambitious 20-somethings have an abundance of resources at their fingertips. Most pressing questions are a mere Internet search away from an answer, which is narrowing the gap between aims and actual achievements. One such search that I’ve…
By Yvonne Doherty
Growing up, I overindulged the media’s portrayals of an acceptable body image. Size zero and thigh gaps whetted my appetite for body perfection. From an early age, I sought to attain the “ideal” stick-thin body that I saw day in and day out, online,…
By Yvonne Doherty
We tumble into this colorful world, helpless and dependent, yet undeniably perfect. Life kicks off as we start to weave our patchwork blanket of experience and learning, swaddling us as children and becoming our cape of competence as…
By Yvonne Doherty
Having wasted enough time locked in my mind, berating myself for this, that and the other, I want to offer a bit of advice: Please stop being so hard on yourself! I mean, seriously, isn’t there enough criticism and judgment in society nowadays,…