Ever feel like your parents aren't listening properly, aren't seeking your opinions, aren't seeing things from your perspective, or simply aren't giving you opportunities to talk? Ever feel like you struggle with opening up, can't find a good time, o
I'm starting my second semester of college next week. Looking ahead, I have approximately 13 hours in class per week (plus however many hours of homework, class readings, practicing, studying, etc.), plus a 3-credit online course. I'm also working 10
"You have to learn to live in the moment!"
Ever heard that phrase, or a variation? I know I have; it's one of those platitudes, valuable but overused, that is easy to deliver and hard to follow through on. It's all very well to tell someone to live i
I write this post at a time shortly after the holidays of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the "Day of Atonement"), and so my mind has lately been on a theme that is very closely connected to both of the above holidays in Judaism:
If you're coming here after reading my blog post of last month (Sister to Sister: Reusable Menstrual Pads—the Whats and Whys), then welcome back! If not, then you may wish to read that first (particularly if you're unfamiliar with the concept of reus
Have you started your period (otherwise known as your menstrual cycle, "that time of the month," or any number of more creative names) yet? If you haven't, and if you're a biological girl within NMG's target age range, chances are you will at some po
One time or another, we’ve all felt happy, sad, excited, stressed, angry, curious, scared, embarrassed, or proud, as well as countless other emotions and combinations thereof. For better or worse, feelings are something we all experience constantly -
May 13th is Mother's Day 2018 in the United States of America. Next month, on June 17th, we have Father's Day. On both of these days, many people go out of their way to do something special for or with their parents, whether giving them gifts, cookin
What to do when people say passive-aggressive things, or do micro-aggressions?
"I don't know what to do!"
"There's nothing interesting going on."
"I'm sooooo bored!"
I'd hazard a guess that the majority of you, every so often, find yourselves faced with boredom. It's a pretty common feeling, and especially in this day and age,
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
So famously said Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but with all due respect to the former president, I'd beg to differ with this famous quote. If you're in the middle of the street and there's a car coming at
Pride. Modesty. Confidence. Humility.
In our society, we're constantly exposed to so many mixed messages—particularly directed at girls and women, though also to boys and men to some extent—about how to feel, how to behave, what to say and what not t
We've all been there. One moment you're reading a book, playing a game, doing your homework, or hanging out with friends—the next, all you want to do is scream, throw something, cry, or crawl into bed for eternity. Half an hour later, everything's fi
"Practice makes perfect."
We hear that phrase again and again, from parents, teachers, peers. Yet we also hear the tried-and-true "nothing/nobody's perfect" - often as not, coming from the exact same people.
No matter who you are and what your intere
Many of you, like me, probably have busy lives, what with school, social life, extracurriculars, etc. Life itself is a lot to deal with. Sometimes it’s fun to have a lot to do; other times it can get stressful or overwhelming. There are various stres
I’ve always been pretty introverted. This manifests itself in different ways at different times – sometimes I’m relatively more socially engaged, sometimes less so. But it’s always there, just a part of my personality. Quiet. Reserved. Shy.
Is there something you’re passionate about? Do you like the feeling of being helpful? Want to try something new or open up opportunities?
My answers to most of the questions above are “yes”, and one thing I love doing - that tends to fill all of thes
I'm writing this post in the role of a “Sister to Sister” mentor. My fellow mentors and I are here to offer advice and support to you all on NMG, and answer any questions you have. I’m thrilled to be here, but – as those of you who have siblings your
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