Holly Riordan, Thought Catalog

Holly Riordan

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Mountain View, CA, United States

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Real Love Should Feel Comfortable

When you’re with your person, you should feel at home. Like you can be yourself. Like there’s nothing you need to hide, no feelings you need to censor, no truths you need to deny. → Read More

6 Reminders When You’re Newly Single For The First Time In A Long Time

You’re allowed to cry about what you’ve lost, but don’t trick yourself into believing you’ve lost everything. → Read More

Chase Your Dreams Today, Not Tomorrow

You need to move past your insecurities and explore your full potential. It’s what you would encourage your friends to do, so why aren’t you giving yourself that same push? → Read More

Don’t Feel Guilty For Doing What’s Best For Yourself

When it comes to your life, your emotions and your opinions are the most important. → Read More

Don’t Let Toxic Love Convince You That You’re Better Off Alone

You shouldn’t lock away your heart when you’ve found someone willing to handle it gently. → Read More

When You Love Someone, You’ll Stop Being Stubborn

Even if you don’t feel the same way as they do, their feelings are valid. Their voice deserves to be heard. → Read More

Don’t Let Heartbreak Convince You To Hide Away

Just because one person wasn’t able to see your potential doesn’t mean that every other relationship will end the same way. Just because one person tricked you into feeling comfortable … → Read More

Keep Going, Even When You Feel Hopeless

You’re going to have moments when you feel like everything is coming together and moments when it feels like everything is falling apart. This is normal. This is what it means to be human. → Read More

7 Reasons You Feel Like You’re Not Doing Enough

Because you aren't stopping to acknowledge everything you've already accomplished. → Read More

7 Reminders When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

You’ve been in a similar headspace before. And you’ve gotten through it. It might not have been easy, but you made it until today. And that was the old you, who wasn’t armed with … → Read More

10 Products That Will Bring Your Friends Together To Laugh

When life gets too hectic, it’s easy to forget about what matters the most in life—making precious memories with friends. Remember, you can’t hustle all the time. Even when you’re swamped with work… → Read More

7 Ways Fear Is Stopping You From Achieving The Success You Deserve

You play it safe, no matter what it costs you. → Read More

9 Types Of Toxic People Who Will Burn You Out

People who accuse you of overreacting when you share your feelings. → Read More

10 Signs This Relationship Is For Real

You never question whether your person is going to leave, whether they’re going to cheat, whether they care less than you care. You know your person is in love with you because they show it i… → Read More

American Horror Stories Is The Type Of Horror We Have Been Waiting For

Stories expands the AHS universe while including great references to its ‘Story’ mothership. → Read More

11 Signs You Should Dump Them Before 2021 Ends

You're feeling disrespected, unappreciated, and unheard. → Read More

The Worst Part Of Losing Someone Who Won’t Apologize For Hurting You

The worst part is, you aren't going to grow from everything that happened between us. → Read More

Be Careful With How Much You Give Toxic Humans

Be careful with how much you give toxic humans because they aren’t going to feel bad when you burn yourself out. → Read More

I Hope You’re Doing Okay (But Don’t Expect A Text)

I hope you’re doing okay, but that doesn’t mean walking away was an overreaction. It doesn’t mean I regret anything that happened between us. It doesn’t mean you were right … → Read More

It Might Take You A While To Come Out (Even To Yourself)

You’re valid, no matter what part of the journey you’re on. It doesn’t matter whether you’re ready to share your truth with the world, whether you’re posting subtle hints on social media, or whethe… → Read More