It is the only holiday of the year associated with romantic love. A holiday that encourages happiness, warmth, and appreciation. An occasion in which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”) as a symbol of their affection. So, what is it about love and togetherness that brings about feelings of anxiety, stress and anger? Why do people hate Valentine’s Day?

It appears that not only do single people loathe this holiday, but apparently some lovers hate it, too. I used to think that the biggest reason people dislike…


Social media influencers are the new celebrities of the world. They have become the central advertising nucleus that connects brands and customers.

As a small business owner choosing the right influencer can be a bit difficult because your brand’s image and what it means to the customers you serve can rely on an influencer playing a primary role in how your business is defined.

In the current digital age, it is influencers that define the success of your business which is why choosing the right one is fundamental to the growth of your business. The powerful niche-based content they create…


For the fifty-eleventh time this past week the internet went into a crybaby fit about the world’s largest and most distrusted social media platform, Facebook. The uproar this time is over the banning of what the platforms considers to be far-right extremists from Alex Jones of Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. According to a company spokesperson, the accounts of these individuals were removed due to content which violates Facebook’s policies under their terms of service against dangerous individuals and organizations.

The irony of this is that Facebook had previously taken partial action against…


Nobody wants to talk anymore and it’s something we’ve become all too comfortable with avoiding. Part of adulting is knowing how to communicate effectively. The question is why don’t we want to?

When we were children we were accustomed to having our parents as the safety net; there to catch us when we fall. They corrected us when we mess up. They held us when we cried. It’s why people love social media so much. It allows us to throw tantrums and scream whenever we aren’t getting our way because for so many people it’s a substitute parent. …


Life was loud, chaotic and downright noisy at times. But, it as also fun, carefree and full of predictability. There was always lots of alcohol, lots of people, lots of chatter, lots of late nights and early mornings. Every week I went out. Somewhere. Anywhere. I knew tons of people and we went lots of places. If I wanted something, I went out and bought it. I was young. I had lots of money and tons of time to waste. And, although, I had everything, I still yearned for more. Truthfully, all I had were things. Stuff. I possessed hardly…


There are so many misconceptions about depression. People often believe that depression is a choice to be pessimistic, lazy or is simply a negative personality trait. It’s not. People also think that depressed people are seeking attention. They assume that if the person looks to the bright side of life or get out of the house all will be well. Thinking comes from not knowing. People who suffer from depression may be in need of things, but what we don’t need are your fucking judgements or any other ridiculous notions about what depression actually is and what cures it. …


It’s been widespread major headline news for the past year. Powerful celebrity figures being accused of sexual misconduct in Hollywood and media. The stories center primarily on men who have allegedly abused or harassed people in lower positions of power. As the list continues to grow everyday with no end in sight the question remains, why has this been allowed for so long? …

Faye Bishop

Mom • Writer • Around-The-Way Girl • Philosopher of Self-Determination www.fayebishop.com

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