Should I stay in a relationship with no future?

General, Romantic Relationships

Hey, Alana! I’ve been living with a man for four months, and today he tells me I’m only his friend and will only ever be his friend because he never wants to be in a committed relationship. I have been hurt from past relationships. However, I understand that I can not let my past upset […]

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Should I go to graduate school?

General, Work & School

Hey, Alana! How do you know if you should go to grad school or not? Hey there! Oh, man. This question haunted me for months before I graduated. I went back and forth trying to decide if I should immediately jump into grad school or not. Here are some questions that helped me decide which […]

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How do I give in to a good relationship even though my insecurities are trying to prevent me from being happy?

General, Romantic Relationships

Hey, Alana! I’ve recently started a relationship with a person that makes me so incredibly happy. They are unlike any person I’ve dated before. I feel I can be my true self around them, and they are truly my best friend and greatest treasure. The problem is, I’ve struggled with deep-rooted insecurities and mental health […]

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How can I stay optimistic even though my workplace is chaotic?

General, Work & School

Hey, Alana! There is a lot of transition happening in my workplace right now. The long-time staff isn’t adjusting well, which is causing me to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. How can I stay optimistic in the midst of this chaotic environment? Hey, there! It can feel impossible to stay optimistic in the middle of a […]

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Should I go to graduate school?


General, Work & School

Hey, Alana! How do you know if you should go to grad school or not? Hey there! Oh, man. This question haunted me for months before I graduated. I went back and forth trying to decide if I should immediately jump into grad school or not. Here are some questions that helped me decide which […]

April 9, 2018

How do I begin to value myself the way God does?


Faith, General

Hey Alana! I’ve realized lately that I have a serious heart issue with valuing people. Pride has a big thing to do with that. When we think too highly of ourselves we are not being the humble people God calls us to be. On the contrary, we also can think too lowly of ourselves. This […]

March 21, 2018

How do I cope with adulthood after college?


General, Work & School

Hey, Alana! My greatest struggle is facing the reality of adulthood after I graduate from college. I have literally been trying to physically avoid it, one of the ways is by studying abroad. In all honesty, I am terrified to come back to the U.S. because I have no idea what to do next, what […]

March 7, 2018

Should I relocate for love?


General, Romantic Relationships

“Hey, Alana! My boyfriend and I are having difficulty grasping our future. We know we want to spend the rest of our lives together, but at this time we have no idea what is going to happen. We are uncertain of his family’s plans for him, and he may have to move away. I know […]

March 6, 2018