• 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 […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Life

    How Celebrating Cinco De Mayo Changes From College To Your 20s

    How Celebrating Cinco De Mayo Changes From College To Your 20s

    When you’re in college, May 5 might as well be the unofficial first day of summer. As the end of spring semester approaches, college students look at Cinco de Mayo as an opportunity to skip classes and spend the whole day outside, chugging shitty margaritas through their fake mustaches. But, after you’ve made it through […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in News

    Here’s What You Can Do ASAP To Keep AHCA From Passing In The Senate

    Here’s What You Can Do ASAP To Keep AHCA From Passing In The Senate

    The GOP’s American Health Care Act has been passed by the US House of Representatives, and the bill currently awaits a vote in the Senate. As 24 million Americans are on the brink of losing their health insurance by 2026, people are terrified of the repercussions of a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. If you’re […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Women

    Here’s How Much Your Birth Control May Cost Under AHCA

    Here’s How Much Your Birth Control May Cost Under AHCA

    The American Health Care Act, the GOP health care plan that aims to repeal and replace Obamacare, has narrowly passed in the House, and currently awaits a vote in the Senate. The controversial bill has been met with considerable pushback, as it would ultimately leave 24 million Americans without health insurance by 2026, according to an analysis […]
  • Alexandra Strickler on Mental Health

    What To Do If Your Friend Is Treating You Like Their Personal Therapist

    What To Do If Your Friend Is Treating You Like Their Personal Therapist

    It’s virtually impossible to reject a friend in need when they come to you for advice. Being there for one another is probably what brought you guys together in the first place, and the last thing you want to do is push the person away. However, a friend who constantly piles their issues onto your lap […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Wellness

    7 Yoga Poses For Each Day Of Your Period To Make It Way More Bearable

    7 Yoga Poses For Each Day Of Your Period To Make It Way More Bearable

    Each day of your period seems to bring with it a hellish new set of symptoms that make you want nothing more than to curl up in bed with a heating pad and a pint of Häagen-Dazs. As easy as it is to transform into a lazy slob during your menstrual cycle, it’s actually much better […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Life

    11 Struggles You Endure Every Day When You’re A Quiet Overthinker

    11 Struggles You Endure Every Day When You’re A Quiet Overthinker

    For as long as I can remember, I have always been “the quiet girl.” My mom relishes telling people at parties all about how, as a child, I would constantly cling to her leg as she socialized with other adults, and I hardly ever tried to play with friends my own age. While I’ve since learned […]
  • Alexandra Strickler in Wellness

    10 Subtle Signs Someone You Love May Be Trying To Manipulate You

    10 Subtle Signs Someone You Love May Be Trying To Manipulate You

    It can be pretty difficult to read a person’s behavior sometimes. But, it can also be so easy to give others the benefit of the doubt, even if you have a sneaking suspicion they’re not looking out for your best interests. It’s natural to want to assume people have good intentions, but unfortunately, it’s just […]