2/4/18, Open Letter

Hey y'all, Congrats on making it through the last week of January, the first month of the year, and the first week of February. I don't know about anyone else, but while the beginning of this year has been a refreshing start to another phase of my life, it's also been quite exhausting at times. …

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A short guide to getting those certain people off of your mind.

It's the first day of February, and we are thirteen short days away from Valentine's day. Aside from all the cheesy advertising, red and pink candy hearts and all of that, Valentines day is essentially about celebrating the relationships that we have with other people. With that said, I think that this post comes right …

Techniques for Improving Focus

You're trying to work on a new blog post, in the middle of taking a half-hour break from studying for your midterm in a couple days. Then you suddenly remember that your friend texted you an hour ago and you forgot to reply so you tell yourself "okay, just really fast. Then I'll study. It'll …

1/21/18, Open Letter

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog for another open letter! If you are new to Handmade Hearts, I write a letter to my audience every Sunday and I post about something different every Thursday. I also send out Weekly Newsletters every Monday! Feel free to join my email list by filling out the form …

An Open Letter in Response to Aziz Ansari Sexual Assault Accusation

A classic example of how women are still not being heard Dear Readers,  The Woman's March is this weekend. If you are going, I urge you to think about all the rights that you are marching for- there is more to it than just birth control rights or education and work rights. From this example, its clear …

UBC #8 and #9- this thing called “Natural”

Hey everyone! I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday, so I'm doing a post today for both yesterday and today! For this post, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on something that I heard from a friend the other day. I overheard my friend talking about a pill that someone was taking …

UBC Day #5 Post

Hi all! It's day 5 of the blogging challenge, and today I'm reflecting on how to deal when someone minimizes you or your abilities. This is something that every professional has been through at one point or another in their lives- again, it has to do with people feeling the need to push others down …