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 …

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 …