• Dayana Aleksandrova in Wellness

    6 Reasons I Stopped Worrying And Started Loving My Body Just The Way It Is

    6 Reasons I Stopped Worrying And Started Loving My Body Just The Way It Is

    I used to struggle with body image. I lived through a rollercoaster of early morning workouts, bland spinach and grilled chicken salads and self-loathing every time I saw a shredded Instagram model. It took me a while, but I was finally able to realize that I love my body just the way it is. Here […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova on Healthy Habits

    6 Ways Canceling My Gym Membership Helped Me Lose More Weight Faster

    6 Ways Canceling My Gym Membership Helped Me Lose More Weight Faster

    I spent the last eight years strapped to the gym. Obsessed with pursuit of that summer six-pack, I bobbed up and down on the elliptical like there was no tomorrow. I thought the only way to work off the third slice of avocado toast was to pound the treadmill for an hour and lift weights. […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova on Just The Way You Are

  • Dayana Aleksandrova on Single And DGAF

    5 Ways Being Happy And Single Will Get You ‘The One’ Faster Than Serial Dating

    5 Ways Being Happy And Single Will Get You ‘The One’ Faster Than Serial Dating

    I used to be a serial dater, much like Kim Kardashian in her pre-Kanye days. It was a constant cycle of dating apps and breakups until one day, someone broke my heart and I decided things had to change. Instead of diving head-first into the relationship world again, I decided to ride solo for a while. […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova in Dating

  • Dayana Aleksandrova on Healthy Habits

    5 Simple Ways To Lose Weight Without Dieting Or Setting Foot In A Gym

    5 Simple Ways To Lose Weight Without Dieting Or Setting Foot In A Gym

    I used to pound the treadmill every morning and feel absolutely miserable. Not only was I slaving away the hamster way, but I still couldn’t get rid of the last few pounds I carried around my hips and stomach. Then one day, I just thought, “Fuck it.” I canceled my membership and made my own […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova in Dating

    Saying These 7 Things When Running Into Your Ex Will Make Them Regret Losing You

    Saying These 7 Things When Running Into Your Ex Will Make Them Regret Losing You

    For some of us, running into an ex can be absolutely horrifying. For me, it’s pretty much the emotional equivalent of having a heart attack while trying not to vomit. Luckily, I’ve run into exes one too many times, and by now, have developed a clear seven-step survival plan for what to say when you […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova on Healthy Habits

    5 Reasons Why The Mediterranean Diet’s Perfect For People Who Don’t Want To Diet

    5 Reasons Why The Mediterranean Diet’s Perfect For People Who Don’t Want To Diet

    Except for a few months of slipping up here and here (ugh, college), I’ve followed the Mediterranean diet my entire life. In return, I’ve been rewarded with good health, a balanced weight and delicious meals. It all started with my mom back in Bulgaria, who had done a tremendous amount of research on nutrition and concluded […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova on Love IRL

    Here Are 8 Revelations I’ve Experienced While Embracing The Single Life

    Here Are 8 Revelations I’ve Experienced While Embracing The Single Life

    At 24-years-old, I can’t remember the last time I had a relationship or anything that wasn’t a one-night stand. Although my 70-year-old grandmother — who has a new boyfriend, by the way — keeps calling to ask when I’m getting married, I’ve got to admit, I feel pretty good about my perpetual single status. Being […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova on Mental Health

    6 Things You Can Do Every Day To Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

    6 Things You Can Do Every Day To Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Every year, it’s the same shit: pleasant spring, perfect summer, colorful fall and then pure hell. As someone who thrives in the sun and is heavily addicted to the sweet Vitamin D, I fall into a winter blues as soon as the calendar marks December. This year, however, I decided to not let myself go […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova in Life

    10 Reasons Why January Isn’t The Most Depressing Month After All

    10 Reasons Why January Isn’t The Most Depressing Month After All

    Having lived in the frozen hell that is the North East for longer than I’d like to admit, saying I despise winter is an understatement. Being a firm non-believer in New Year’s resolutions, January is usually a waste of a month for me. This year, however, I’m determined to get all “Little Miss Sunshine” up in […]
  • Dayana Aleksandrova on Off The Grid

    Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Paying For Travel Over Student Loan Debt

    Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Paying For Travel Over Student Loan Debt

    Ah, student loan debt, the reality all too familiar to most of us who get as creative as possible in avoiding the dreaded payment date (show of hands: who here has tried to fake their own death yet?). I’ve personally toyed a lot with this one, in the same fashion of Americans moving to Europe […]