Holly VanWert

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Holly is an intersectional feminist, cat enthusiast, gamer, and stress baker living in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She is a longtime blogger, sporadic poet, and the founder and editor of Woman Tribune.

What You Should Know About Medical Detoxification

Addiction is never an easy thing to overcome, regardless of how long you’ve been abusing substances. For those who have been struggling to defeat their alcohol or drug addiction for several years, it can begin to seem like an impossible…

Simple Ways to Practice Self Care for a Balanced Life

In today’s world, millions of people have become increasingly cognizant of the role that self-care plays in helping them lead more progressive, powerful lives. One concept that remains integral to the principle of self-care is cultivating a balanced lifestyle. This…

Tune into FX Networks’ New Period Drama ‘Taboo’ + Exclusive Diamond Giveaway

There are few things in life that I thoroughly enjoy more than settling in for a night of really great television. Whether I’m tuning into the latest episode of a show that I wait all week to see or binge-watching…

Luvvie Ajayi Knows We Can Do Better, and She’s Giving Us the Tools with ‘I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual’ — Review

“Did some of us get a limited edition handbook that others didn’t get? You know the one that gives instructions on how not to suck?” That is the question Luvvie Ajayi tweeted on August 4, 2014 after discovering that a…

Inspire Girls Around the World to Continue Their Education with CARE #SimplySaid

Growing up, any time I wanted to know the answer to something, my grandmother told me to look it up. Who invented something; the roots of a tradition; the motivation behind a movement. Whatever it was, she would send me…

Petco Repeat Delivery Makes Stocking Up on Pet Essentials Easier Than Ever #PetcoDelivers

This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Petco Repeat Delivery blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. There are a number of unspoken rules you come to live by when you have…

A Mother’s Day Breakfast to Remember with the Waring Belgian Waffle Maker + Homemade Waffle Recipe

I received the Waring Belgian Waffle Maker for the purpose of this publication. No other form of compensation or incentive was received and opinions are my own. Mother’s Day is next week and while you will find plenty of information…

The Tortured Life of Virginia Woolf, 75 Years After Her Death

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with MODE. Is there a link between creativity and mental illness? My grandmother has always told me that there is a fine line between genius and madness, and even the Stanford Journal of…

Are You Sleep Deprived? 5 Tips for Consistent Restful Sleep

The U.S. National Institutes of Health estimate that at least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleep issues. Moreover, the CDC recently concluded in their first nationwide study on self-reported…

Saving on Energy Costs this Winter — Direct Energy Savings

When my husband and I were in the process of buying our home, one of the first questions we asked the sellers was what their average annual energy costs were. If you are currently going through this process or will…