Author: Raele Sabounjian

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9 Ways to Snap Out of a Negative Mindset

We’ve all been there….one week we’re flowing with positive energy, loving everything about life, super optimistic about the future, and then suddenly, this nasty, ugly mood sets in like a black cloud. Your friends suck, your job is the worst, you’re going to end up a failure, and so on and so forth. Your general attitude completely shifts from happy and optimistic, to grumpy and negative. Sometimes it happens without warning, for no real reason at all. And sometimes, for us ladies especially, it happens around a certain time each month. I don’t mean to sound old-fashioned or anti-feminist by saying that, but PMS is real, and it doesn’t make you any less of a “modern woman” to admit it. Anyway, I digress…

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A Night at The Asbury

Everyone goes to their local beaches and oceanside towns when summer rolls around, but I’ve noticed that going “down the shore” is a special term that stays reserved for people from New Jersey specifically. I was raised in Northern NJ and lived there well into my 20s until recently when I moved to NYC, so Jersey always holds a special place in my heart, and going down the shore is something I’ve been doing for years. My go-to spot for the past few years has been Pier Village in Long Branch, but when I had a chance to go to the town of Asbury Park for a quick mid-week getaway with friends, I was all for the adventure.