• Samantha Surface on Healthy Habits

    If You Keep Waking Up In The Middle Of The Night, Try These 6 Things

    If You Keep Waking Up In The Middle Of The Night, Try These 6 Things

    Sleeping: It’s one of the joys of life, but only when you can successfully accomplish doing it. I remember when I would sleep in until noon, eat and then go back to bed as if that was what a normal, contributing member of society would do. There were also the numerous times when I awoke […]
  • Samantha Surface on Family Comes First

    Why You Should Drop Everything And Go Visit Your Mother

    Why You Should Drop Everything And Go Visit Your Mother

    Moms are great, it’s as simple as that. Let’s be real: None of us would be here if it weren’t for our moms. If you’re lucky enough to have a good one, then that’s even better. I had a great mom, but to say she was one-of-a-kind would not be doing her justice. She was […]
  • Samantha Surface on Healthy Habits

    6 Workouts You Can Still Do If You End Up Skipping The Gym

    6 Workouts You Can Still Do If You End Up Skipping The Gym

    If you’re anything like me, going to the gym is part of your daily routine, and sometimes it’s just an escape from life. But, there are times when life wins and the gym just isn’t an option. Whatever the reason, there are several exercise substitutes that can replace your gym time and can get your blood […]
  • Samantha Surface on Like An Adult

    5 Steps To Self-Care When Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

    5 Steps To Self-Care When Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

    The alarm went off, and I pressed snooze, only to do the same thing two more times. I managed to roll out of bed, mindlessly brush my teeth, shower and barely taste my breakfast. Suddenly, the clock indicated it was time to go to work. Sometimes, the computer screen looked blank or just like a […]
  • Samantha Surface on Healthy Habits

    7 Weight-Loss Tips That Work, As Told By Someone Who Lost 20 Pounds

    7 Weight-Loss Tips That Work, As Told By Someone Who Lost 20 Pounds

    I’ve been an athlete my entire life, but I also loved my sweets just as much as my physical activities. I believed I could have a dream body by eating whatever I wanted and “working it off” because I was so active. That doesn’t happen IRL. Turns out it was just a dream world that […]
  • Samantha Surface on Family Comes First

    6 Ways I Will Honor My Late Mom On Mother’s Day

    6 Ways I Will Honor My Late Mom On Mother’s Day

    It’s about that time again when flower companies are getting more delivery requests than usual. Phone calls and text messages will be sent through multiple 4G networks, and social medial posts will be created honoring the woman who brought the individuals into the world. I’m guilty of the social media posts, but I will not […]
  • Samantha Surface in Women

    5 Reasons 2015 Was The Year Of Body Positivity For All Women

    5 Reasons 2015 Was The Year Of Body Positivity For All Women

    The vision of women's beauty has completely altered through the years. In the ’50, the Marilyn Monroe era showed off major curves. Then, the ’90s changed all that when Kate Moss showed us her Calvin Kleins and made skinny the new trend. That may have stuck around for a while, but it’s no longer the […]
  • Samantha Surface on Family Comes First

    4 Times My Mom Was The Last Person I Wanted, But First One I Needed

    4 Times My Mom Was The Last Person I Wanted, But First One I Needed

    My mom was a “tiger mother” before it became a term. She was fierce and expected perfection. I always knew she loved me, even if she had a funny way of showing it. She played the game of life with her own rules, and she instilled that attitude in her daughters, too. Like most teenagers, […]
  • Samantha Surface on Family Comes First

    My Mother May Be Gone, But She Is Still With Me

    My Mother May Be Gone, But She Is Still With Me

    She was driving our ’96 Toyota 4Runner, and I was in the passenger seat. Her luscious hair fell just below her shoulders as she drove slowly and patiently answered my questions. “Will Daddy get to work from home again with his new job?” “Yes, he will. He’ll be fine.” Then I asked the hard questions. […]
  • Samantha Surface in Culture

    One Year Later And One Marathon Later: Boston Just Got Stronger

    One Year Later And One Marathon Later: Boston Just Got Stronger

    Boston: A city built by rebels, established by culture and education and held together by the strength and courage of a community. It is a place where winning is expected and passion and heart are always present. It is a city that knows heartache and despair but has persevered through the pain and personified the […]
  • Samantha Surface in Sex

    Why You Need To Break Up With Social Media After You Break Up With Him

    Why You Need To Break Up With Social Media After You Break Up With Him

    As if break ups weren't tough already, we now have social media outlets to add to the mess of a split. Let's face it: it's really difficult to see our exes enjoying their lives without us. The pain we feel when we see him or her with another person in their Instagram photo just hurts […]
  • Samantha Surface in Ladies

    Making The First Move

    Making The First Move

    We live in a world that tells women we can do whatever we want, and the “Glass Ceiling” no longer exists. Rosie the Riveter said, “We Can Do It,” and the suffragettes fought for our right to vote. So when it comes to dating, or at least making the initial move, all the single ladies […]