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 …

Relationships

11.19.19

Find a Friend in your City: Holiday Edition

Years ago, I woke up alone (just me and Buddy) on Christmas. Even …

Years ago, I woke up alone (just me and Buddy) on Christmas. Even though I have a family of my own, I am not a stranger to knowing what it’s like to spend the holidays on my own. Each year, I think back on that time, remembering how lucky I …

Health

09.03.19

A Fitness Update and My Review of The Peloton

I haven’t talked much about postpartum fitness and nothing says “make it happen” …

I haven’t talked much about postpartum fitness and nothing says “make it happen” like more than a year going by after having a baby. I want to talk about where I was in my health/fitness journey before, during, and after pregnancy. But first, wherever you are health/fitness-wise, our journeys and …

Relationships

03.10.19

Find a Friend in Your City: March 2019

Since these posts have been going so well and have connected so many …

Since these posts have been going so well and have connected so many of you to one another, I’m thinking I’ll do one every 2-3 months, so I’m back with another Find a Friend in Your City post! Here’s a recap on how my blog has helped me grow my …

Relationships

02.18.19

What I Wish I Knew About Dating in My 20s

Dating in a time when choosing the right person involves swiping through images …

Dating in a time when choosing the right person involves swiping through images of potential dates and communicating via text (what does the message “hey” really mean after not hearing anything for 3 days?) can be brutal. I may be a married 30-something, but I spent the ages of 28-32 …

Wellness

01.27.19

7 Ways to Get Through A Bad Day (or Week)

It happens to all of us. You wake up, everything feels "off", and …

It happens to all of us. You wake up, everything feels "off", and that blah mood seems to follow you wherever you go. Here's how I get through it.

Relationships

01.20.19

How to Make Friends as an Adult

Making friends when you were young was so easy. You bonded over things …

Making friends when you were young was so easy. You bonded over things like being children or liking the same game – you’d meet and 20 minutes later, have a new best friend. When you were a little older, you looked for someone you could have fun with. Then you …

Relationships

01.03.19

Find a Friend in Your City: January 2019

In August 2010, I moved from my hometown of Los Angeles to Chicago.

In August 2010, I moved from my hometown of Los Angeles to Chicago. I didn’t have so much as one friend or family member in the city, but made the most incredible group of friends. My blog was one of the best resources I had for meeting new people, and …

Relationships

06.13.18

Find a Friend In Your City: June 2018

We wait for patio, beach, movie in the park, and frosé season for …

We wait for patio, beach, movie in the park, and frosé season for what seems like forever and we made it. It’s finally here! But for some of us, friendship ruts and big life changes like moving to a new city can make finding summer plans a little complicated. As you …

Self Improvement

05.14.18

How to Recharge and Connect During the Work Week

How many times have you answered “how are you?” with the word busy? …

How many times have you answered “how are you?” with the word busy? It’s something I try not to do, but things always feel so nonstop that it often feels like the only thing that makes sense. After all, launching a second website, managing my blog, prepping to have a …

Relationships

04.13.18

My Experience with Tinder and Online Dating

For those of you who don’t know my story, my husband and I …

For those of you who don’t know my story, my husband and I met on Tinder almost 3 years ago. If you’re not familiar with Tinder, it’s a dating app that connects you with endless profiles of possible matches and sometimes gives you hope but also slowly chips away at …

Self Improvement

02.07.18

Stop Living Up To Other People’s Expectations

A few years ago, I was walking down the street on a warm …

A few years ago, I was walking down the street on a warm summer day, talking to someone on the phone. She asked how dating was going after yet another breakup and I let her know I made the decision to take a little break. To use that summer to …

Health

02.02.18

How to Make and Keep New Friends

When I first moved to Chicago in 2010, I didn’t have any friends in …

When I first moved to Chicago in 2010, I didn’t have any friends in the city. Except Buddy, of course. To make things even more interesting, I also worked for myself from home and could have easily gone days without any human interaction. And sometimes I did. I had no choice but to …

Self Improvement

01.14.18

10 Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s

I don’t pine over the mistakes I made in my 20s, but looking …

I don’t pine over the mistakes I made in my 20s, but looking back, there’s so much I would have done differently. It’s amazing to think about how much life has changed from my 20s to my early 30s and now, my mid-30s. Here are a few things I wish …

Relationships

01.01.18

Find a Friend In Your City: January 2018

Back in 2010, I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago and didn’t know …

Back in 2010, I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago and didn’t know anyone here. And my blog was the best resource for meeting new people. In the spring, summer, and fall of 2017, I wrote posts like this one to use my blog to help you connect with women …

Self Improvement

12.12.17

8 Habits to Ditch In The New Year

The new year is just a few weeks away and no – I …

The new year is just a few weeks away and no – I can’t believe it, either. Whenever a new year rolls around, I try to set some goals and intentions for the new year but can’t be clear enough that they’re not resolutions because those usually seem lofty and …

Self Improvement

11.07.17

How To Stay Positive When Things Aren’t Going As Planned

It’s easy to feel down when you’re not exactly where you think you …

It’s easy to feel down when you’re not exactly where you think you should be. Ending a relationship, not being where you imagined in your career, and not checking certain travel destinations off a list can leave you feeling like you’ve failed in one way or another. And social media …

Health

11.01.17

November Paleo Challenge

After two weeks in Paris and Italy and more Pizza than I’ve ever …

After two weeks in Paris and Italy and more Pizza than I’ve ever consumed in my entire life, it’s time for a Paleo challenge. I did one a few years ago and felt great (and bonus – I was leaner than I’ve ever been). Skinny is NOT the goal. I …

Relationships

10.25.17

Find a Friend in Your City: October 2017

In March, April, and August of this year, I helped connect my readers …

In March, April, and August of this year, I helped connect my readers with one another. Last night, I heard from a reader in Boston who is trying to adjust to life in a new city. Back in 2010, I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago and didn’t know anyone …