• Alexandra Strickler in Life

    How A Reading With A Psychic Medium Made Me Question My Years Of Atheism

    How A Reading With A Psychic Medium Made Me Question My Years Of Atheism

    “I like a newbie.” As if I wasn’t already super nervous about receiving my first psychic reading ever, MaryAnn DiMarco told me she loves an opportunity to read a “newbie,” which sent a fresh wave of shivers down my spine. I wasn’t nervous because I believed in psychic abilities, or even in angels or spiritual guides. In […]
  • Alexandra Strickler on Mental Health

    How To Deal With The Stress And Chaos Of A Protest When You Have Social Anxiety

    How To Deal With The Stress And Chaos Of A Protest When You Have Social Anxiety

    A few years ago, you may have genuinely felt alarmed strolling past an organized protest on your way to work. But now, given the highly turbulent political climate in our country, large-scale protests are happening much more frequently. In an interview with The Washington Post, sociologist Dana Fisher went as far to say, “Everybody has to […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Wellness

    10 Ways To Calm Yourself Down When You’re Spread Eagle At The Gyno

    10 Ways To Calm Yourself Down When You’re Spread Eagle At The Gyno

    There’s virtually nothing comforting about the inside of a gynecologist’s examination room. It’s sterile. It’s white. It’s cold. You’re wearing a flimsy gown and, wait, did the doc say that thing should be open in the front? Or in the back? GAH, THIS IS THE WORST. It’s totally natural to be nervous at the gyno. […]
  • Alexandra Strickler on Off The Grid

    8 Yoga Retreats Throughout The World To Focus The Mind And Body This Summer

    8 Yoga Retreats Throughout The World To Focus The Mind And Body This Summer

    There’s no better time than the summer to reset both your body and your mind. You’re shedding your winter wardrobe, emerging lighter and freer than you’ve felt in months. You’re spending more time outside, soaking up those lovely rays of sunshine and thriving from that extra vitamin D you’ve been craving for so, so long. It’s […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Wellness

    A 16-Year-Old Died From A Rare, But Possible, Caffeine Overdose

    A 16-Year-Old Died From A Rare, But Possible, Caffeine Overdose

    Back in April, a South Carolina high school student collapsed and passed away suddenly while he was in class. While the results of his initial autopsy were inconclusive, the coroner’s office has now determined 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe died as a result of a caffeine overdose. Richland County coroner Gary Watts spoke of the teen’s tragic […]
  • Alexandra Strickler on Mental Health

    8 Mind-Blowing Facts On How Women’s Mental Health Was Treated Through History

    8 Mind-Blowing Facts On How Women’s Mental Health Was Treated Through History

    Mental illness has, undoubtedly, been forced to exist with a constant stigma attached to it. But, that stigma has persisted in a particularly unique way when it comes to women, who have been victimized through accusations of witchcraft, and were often told the only cure for their ailments was to return to their dutiful place […]
  • Alexandra Strickler on Family Comes First

    10 Things My Mom Gave Me That I’ll Always Be Grateful For

    10 Things My Mom Gave Me That I’ll Always Be Grateful For

    You can’t help who your parents are. Whether you care to acknowledge it or not, their blood runs through your veins (which is such a creepy saying, if you ask me). We’re not always keen to admit we’re just like our parents, but I know for a fact I would not be the person I […]
  • Alexandra Strickler on Family Comes First

    How Your Relationship With Your Mom Changes Over Time

    How Your Relationship With Your Mom Changes Over Time

    Despite the love you’ll always have in your heart for your mom, you know the relationship has had its growing pains. As a child, you pretty much had no choice other than to be totally dependent on her. Then, as a teenager, you were angsty AF, and the relationship became a tug-and-pull of needing Mom, but […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Life

    5 Things I Want My Single Dad To Know On Mother’s Day

    5 Things I Want My Single Dad To Know On Mother’s Day

    Nobody asked, but in case you were wondering, my father literally used to refer to himself as “the lady-daddy.” In 2017, that phrase is probably extremely offensive to at least some people, but I promise you, he had only the best intentions in mind (that intention being, making my younger self laugh at his equally offensive, […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Wellness

    5 Things I Learned About Self-Care From My Mom

    5 Things I Learned About Self-Care From My Mom

    Self-care hasn’t always come naturally to me. It used to be something I only thought about in moments of crisis, like after a breakup, or in the aftermath of a huge fight with a close friend. For awhile, I just didn’t consider self-care to be a priority in my life. In my mind, a person […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Life

    18 Reasons Why I’d Never Want To Be 18 Again

    18 Reasons Why I’d Never Want To Be 18 Again

    Life at 18 years old certainly has its ups and downs. But, if I’m speaking on my own personal experiences at that age, the downs significantly outweighed the ups. As shitty as life sometimes was for 18-year-old me, I wouldn’t change any of it, because I know all of those experiences shaped me into the person […]
  • Alexandra Strickler on Mental Health

    10 Things To Do For Yourself On A Mental Health Day To Make The Most Of It

    10 Things To Do For Yourself On A Mental Health Day To Make The Most Of It

    In case you need to be reminded, you are not a robot. I know, you’re probably like, “Girl, I knew that already. Last time I checked, my body wasn’t made of metal, and I can feel emotions and have thoughts and stuff.” Well, if you know you’re not a robot, you should probably stop acting like […]