Brett Larabie

185 Added | 11 Magazines | 68 Likes | 2 Following | 8 Followers | @BrettLarabie | Passionate about alot of things, and lover of words: angry girl of 5'4 who reads books.

Our Parents Were Wrong – We Should Talk to Strangers

I used to get so angry when somebody talked to me on city transit. I have my headphones in, and I’m in my zone, and I don’t want to talk to anybody. …

You Deserve More Than a “Good Morning” Text

At some point chivalry shifted from opening car doors for your dates, to sending a two letter text message: “Good Morning”. Women seem to swoon over …

Self Care Is More Than Just Bath Bombs And Face Masks

When did “self care” become so trendy and hip? Also, why?! Why is it such a radical idea that we should take care of our bodies and our minds? Why is …

Weight Loss

I Want To Make More Money Than My Husband

I think it is important to note that this article is being written while listening to Woman by Kesha. That detail is crucial, okay? “Don’t buy me a …

Please Don’t Ask Me What I Want To Do After College

It’s the age old question, isn’t it? Somebody decides to better themselves by getting an education and the entire world suddenly wants to know, …

10 Things Successful People Tell Themselves Every Day

How to maintain a more positive mindset in the workplace.<p>Entrepreneur & Marketing Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you find it difficult to stay motivated? Are you looking for something that will inspire you to break through the struggle and pursue your …

Success

4 Ways to Build a Personal Brand That's Truly Authentic | Inc.com

We’ve all probably heard the hype about personal brands: We have to get one--and fast.<p>Yet, most people don’t really know what it is or how to go about making one.<p>Your personal brand is a reflection of the kind of person you are and want to be--your values, your motivations, your career goals. These …

Leadership

What I’ve Learned From 1 Month of Being Vegan

Hello friends! If you follow my Instagram page, you will know that I’ve recently started eating vegan food in hopes of living a healthier life. I …

I Still Hate You.

I was raised to believe that ‘<i>hate</i>‘ is a strong word. It carries such powerful and absolute intentions. That’s why I can say with confidence that I …

The Life Changing Magic of Investing in Moments Instead of “Things”

No one is going to stand up at your funeral and say “she had a really expensive couch, and nice shoes”. Don’t make life about stuff. I know new shoes …

Stop Getting Stuck In Bad Relationships

You did this. You let this happen. You opened your heart with good intentions – I’m sure of it – but look where that got you. That’s not to say that …

The Power Of Changing Your Life

I’ve been alive 8,104 days. I’ve smelled countless flowers, and heard countless songs. I’ve cried, and I’ve laughed, and I’ve smiled and I’ve sung. …

How To Not Fall In Love

Do not sit out at night and watch the stars until you fall asleep.<p>Do not go to the beach together and walk in the sand.<p>Do not watch the sunset.<p>Do not …

Why A Stranger’s Gender Identity Has Nothing To Do With You

Before you start aggressively slamming your fingers into the keyboard to comment your opinion, I encourage you to keep an open mind and read this …

But Then I Got Better

<b>*TRIGGER WARNING: MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES*</b><br>I’d be lying if I told you that mental health was an easy thing to keep in check. Most days are good, but some …

Mental Health

Be Kind To Your Mind Campaign | Wine & Misadventures

According to the CMHA, 1 in 5 individuals will suffer from mental illness in their lifetimes. Other studies suggest that this number is even higher. …

Mental Health

The Most Underrated Pop-Punk Bands Of The Decade

Admittedly, I’m a huge pop-punk junkie: from Blink 182 to Simple Plan and everything in between. Actually, come to think of it – the “in betweens” …

Bands

How To Sabotage Your Life In One Easy Step

Are you looking to ruin your life? Are you seriously looking to completely sabotage your chances at a successful life? Because, you may be well on …

Self-help

Blessed to be Canadian

Today is Canada Day, and for those of you that are fellow Canadians, you’ll join me in saying “Bring on the beer”! The real beer – not that yellow …

Canada Day

The Therapeutic Nature Of Facebook Purging

Believe it or not, I have never done the infamous Facebook friends’ list “purge”. Countless times I have seen the status on my timeline “Just cleaned …

Social Media

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a WordPress Blog

For those of you that are not active followers of my blog, my name is Brett Larabie and I am a public relations specialist – I am also a 22 year old …

Infographics

5 Things You Gain in College That Are Exponentially Better Than Your Diploma

I guess the end goal in going to college is receiving your diploma, because for some reason we’ve been programmed to believe that we are nothing …

The Radical Idea That You Could Be Committed To Yourself - Wine & Misadventures

It’s 2017 and ‘commitment’ is a dirty word. We live in the age of Tinder and POF; where the term “fuckboy” is imbedded in every millennial’s …

Feeling Stuck? A Change of Pace May Be What You Are Missing - Wine & Misadventures

As some of you may know (if you keep up with me on Snapchat or Instagram), I just recently moved into a new home! We’re still living in the same …

Snorkeling with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and Sailing in Honolulu

Have you ever tried sailing on one of the beautiful beaches of Hawaii? How about snorkeling and swimming with large green sea turtles? On our recent …

The People You Meet After High School Are The Best People You’ll Ever Meet

Yes, hello high school friends. <b>Welcome to your tape</b>. Okay, just kidding that was a little much – Not funny, I apologize.<p>In all honesty though, high …

Here’s The Truth About Mourning

It doesn’t get easier.<p>Mourning gets harder because 7 years later you’re expected to be able to hold a conversation about them, and when you can’t you …

Love Isn’t Supposed To Hurt

It’s 2017, and we believe that relationships aren’t supposed to be easy, they’re supposed to be really hard, and that when you love someone they are …

Relationships

An Open And Honest Letter to My Ex Best Friend

Dear Ex Best Friend,<p>I know I already wrote you here: In my To The People I Used To Be Close With article. I know it says “people”, but I really meant …