Wellness

11.10.21

When Women Support Other Women (and When They Don’t)

As an adult, I hoped (or assumed) that cliques, competition, and bullying would …

As an adult, I hoped (or assumed) that cliques, competition, and bullying would be a thing of the past. Sadly, I’ve learned that some women make it a habit of judging, labeling, and critiquing other women. It’s a lot worse than anything I ever witnessed as a kid. I’m making …

Wellness

11.01.21

Finding Your Purpose And Becoming Who You Were Meant to Be

After years of overdoing it, something shifted. I was tired of feeling stressed, …

After years of overdoing it, something shifted. I was tired of feeling stressed, worrying about what others thought of me, and burning the candle at both ends. It consumed me in an unhealthy way, yet I kept going – business as usual – because that’s what people do. It took …

Self Improvement

10.28.21

How I Slowed Down and Found Happiness This Year

Life took some major turns for most of us since the spring of …

Life took some major turns for most of us since the spring of 2020. Things are still wildly different from anything I ever could have expected. Loneliness and peace – life is slower and simpler. I thought I knew what matters but now, I really know. 2021 has been a …

Wellness

10.19.21

Social Media Strategies to Improve Your Mental Health

Chances are that you follow a lot of people on social media. Some …

Chances are that you follow a lot of people on social media. Some bring joy to your life. Maybe they inspire you, their stories resonate with you, or they’re friends you enjoy following. But – and this has happened to all of us – what happens when that’s no longer …

Wellness

10.12.21

How I Find Joy in the Everyday

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would, but even when …

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would, but even when things feel difficult or lonely, I have found myself looking for simple joys in the everyday. We’ve faced what some would consider unimaginable, yet to others, we’re actually very lucky. I know that, too. Since we’re still …

Childhood Cancer

08.04.21

Why I’m Tired of Being Told I’m Strong

This might be a controversial post, but I owe it to the moms …

This might be a controversial post, but I owe it to the moms I’ve met on this journey. I owe it to those of you who want to best show up for the people you care about. There are now 45 moms in my cancer support group, and it seems …

Self Improvement

07.07.21

How to Create and Maintain Healthy Boundaries

We are halfway through 2021 and the last 365 days came with some …

We are halfway through 2021 and the last 365 days came with some big life changes. Like many of you, I spent most of 2020 just trying to get through the year. The pandemic forced us to slow down and take a closer look at how we live. It took …

Wellness

06.22.21

How I’m Reducing Stress and Anxiety

I’ve been talking more about stress and anxiety this year – something I’ve …

I’ve been talking more about stress and anxiety this year – something I’ve struggled with for most of my adult life. Most of us fear we’ll be judged or seen as ungrateful if we talk about anxiety, but being anxious doesn’t mean you’re not happy or grateful. Anxiety, depression, gratitude, …

Relationships

05.26.21

Q&A: Your Wedding Questions Answered

I never dreamed of being a bride or thought about the kind of …

I never dreamed of being a bride or thought about the kind of wedding I wanted to have. In fact, given my difficult family dynamics, I always thought I’d elope. Being the center of attention is one of my least-favorite things. When I was getting ready for our ceremony, I …

Relationships

05.12.21

Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Online Dating

It’s been exactly 6 years since my last Tinder date with my now …

It’s been exactly 6 years since my last Tinder date with my now husband. I actually had the most success with Tinder but dabbled with Match, Hinge, and there was a weekend on Bumble (it was just becoming a thing). It’s been a while so there are some questions I …

Health

03.24.21

Living With Anxiety: Your Questions Answered

It’s not always easy sharing personal stories, especially when mental health is involved.  …

It’s not always easy sharing personal stories, especially when mental health is involved.  Sharing my struggle with anxiety and decision to go on medication was a risk, but I’m so glad I put it all out there. I’ve learned that a lot of you are struggling with anxiety and wanted …

Wellness

03.17.21

Knowing When It’s Time to Take Medication for Anxiety

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a worrier. I run …

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a worrier. I run on the anxious side but always found a way to get by, and even found a way to use my anxiety to my advantage. Can’t sleep? Work. Launch a company. Organize the closets. Launch another company. Maybe it …

Style

03.15.21

How I’m Taking Control of My Anxiety

I’ve touched on having some issues with anxiety but haven’t really talked about …

I’ve touched on having some issues with anxiety but haven’t really talked about it. Sharing the real stuff is never easy but it’s always cathartic, and it’s these posts that really connect us. The details of my home, what I’m wearing, and the toys my girls are playing with are …

Health

01.30.21

What Not to Say to Someone Going Through A Cancer Diagnosis

Since my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia, I have felt a need to …

Since my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia, I have felt a need to help people going through a difficult medical diagnosis. What we are going through is not ok or fair and there’s no reason it’s happening, but there can be some purpose in the pain. Sharing our story, raising …

Health

01.16.21

How to Support Someone Through Cancer Treatment

When you’re first facing a cancer diagnosis as a patient or caregiver, you …

When you’re first facing a cancer diagnosis as a patient or caregiver, you find yourself going through the motions and slowly trying to come to terms with a life-altering new reality. As a friend, you want to help but no one knows what to do. We didn’t know what we …

Health

01.07.21

How to Support Someone Immediately After a Cancer Diagnosis

On May 16, 2020, my daughter was one of the 43 children diagnosed …

On May 16, 2020, my daughter was one of the 43 children diagnosed with cancer every day. As cliché is this might sound, this is one of those things you think happens to other people until it happens to you. Everyone rallied behind us – friends, family, and thousands of …

Relationships

01.03.21

Find a Friend in Your City: Pandemic Edition

  2020 was a disaster of a year. We had trouble connecting and …

  2020 was a disaster of a year. We had trouble connecting and spent time isolating at home. I’ve been able to help hundreds of women across the country form new friendships, but took a pandemic break for most of 2020. I was thinking that it would be worth seeing …

Wellness

04.26.20

Managing Isolation While Pregnant, Caring for a Toddler, and Working from Home

This time has been really hard on all of us and it’s left …

This time has been really hard on all of us and it’s left everyone feeling anxious and uncertain about what the future holds. I’ve been isolating at home for about 50 days now. Other than a few trips to the doctor and somehow ending up at the hospital twice (triage …

Relationships

01.30.20

Finding The Strength to End a Bad Relationship

It took almost ten years, but the fog finally lifted and I found …

It took almost ten years, but the fog finally lifted and I found myself on the other side of my nearly decade-long relationship. For the first time in what felt like forever, I was happy and alone, the label I feared more than anything. Over the next few years, there …

Self Improvement

01.02.20

Goals for 2020

Happy 2020! Every year, I write out a list of goals to try …

Happy 2020! Every year, I write out a list of goals to try to focus on in the new year. I always call them goals and not resolutions because goals feel less lofty, and less like big, crazy things (work out 5 days a week, give up sugar, and lose …