What Living in England Taught Me

“If you want to show your English friends that you’re trying to embrace the culture, here’s what you do…” The speaker at international students’ orientation pauses for dramatic effect. We lean forward and she says: “Have a drink in your hand.” When I moved to England, I wanted to acclimate to the culture. Looking back, I now know that a country’s culture is a moving … Continue reading What Living in England Taught Me

What To Do When You Are Unemployed

So what do you do when you’re unemployed? First of all, you cry about being a FAILURE. Okay, seriously, on a more optimistic note, it’s not fun being unemployed but that doesn’t mean that you have failed or that there is nothing that you can do. Just for context, I have job-searching for awhile now. Since then, I have learned few tips and tricks to keep myself … Continue reading What To Do When You Are Unemployed

Why Most of Your Growth is Not Visible

“I must tell you a great truth, Much-Afraid, which only a few understand. All of the fairest beauties in the human soul, its greatest victories, and its most splendid achievements are always those which no one else knows anything about, or can dimly guess at… Some of my servants have indeed won great visible victories and are rightly loved and reverenced by other men, but … Continue reading Why Most of Your Growth is Not Visible

Why I Used to Hate My Body

“Don’t worry. You’ll fill out.” I can’t remember who told me this, but I held onto it like a God-breathed promise. I wanted to feel full. Filled-out. Like a Build-a-Bear teddy. Freshly fluffed. I know this will make your eyes roll. But believe me when I say, in middle school, I felt—and was told—that I was too skinny. It didn’t matter that skinny girls thrived … Continue reading Why I Used to Hate My Body

How My Hair Defines Me

I have another movie recommendation for you to watch on Netflix and that is Nappily Ever After. It’s your basic chick-flick where your girl slowly falls in love with her hair. It has all of the clichés of having a professional job, being wealthy, and cute love interests with a few added bonuses. However, I bring up this movie as a starting point for a conversation: … Continue reading How My Hair Defines Me

3 Things I’ve Learned From Reading the Entire Bible

“I think we need to do a Bible boot camp for you.” When my friend suggested this, I said no. Then I said maybe. This was last spring. At the time, I was overwhelmed with Christian stuff. Monday to Friday I worked for a Christian company. Sunday morning I went to church. Wednesday night I attended women’s Bible study. Everywhere in between, I hung out … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned From Reading the Entire Bible

Savvy & Rachel’s Top 10 Christmas Traditions

It’s the time of the year again when age-old family traditions come out and when innovative traditions are created. Our thoughts and beliefs are played out in action, with the embracing of rituals and symbolism. This is according to the Webster dictionary, where tradition is “the inherited, established, or customary pattern, thought, action, or behaviour”. These are the rituals that I followed religiously as a kid. However, … Continue reading Savvy & Rachel’s Top 10 Christmas Traditions

When Savvy Attempts to Waste Less

Sustainability is the new buzz-word for our time. (just in case you don’t believe, read about how our planet is going to be a hothouse , how to eat sustainably, musings from New York of a green christmas, and how the UN is involved.) With our zero-wasting, vegan recipes, and ethical fashion, it’s the new lifestyle that all of the cool kids are living; arguably for good … Continue reading When Savvy Attempts to Waste Less