Self Improvement

07.31.17

What was the hardest part about moving from LA to Chicago?

After going through a year of relationship rollercoasters, I’m wondering if finding a …

After going through a year of relationship rollercoasters, I’m wondering if finding a job in a new city is just what I need. What was the hardest part about your move? What would you do differently? Last week, I talked about how moving to a new city alone changed my …

Self Improvement

07.18.17

How Moving to a New City Alone Changed My Life

Moving from Los Angeles to Chicago–a city where I knew no one–helped me …

Moving from Los Angeles to Chicago–a city where I knew no one–helped me grow more than I ever could have imagined. I had no idea who I was or what I really wanted in my 20s – those years were spent in finishing school just 90 minutes from my hometown …

Health

Recipes

06.22.17

20 Paleo Recipes to Make This Summer

Do you find yourself constantly pinning seasonal recipes you plan on whipping up …

Do you find yourself constantly pinning seasonal recipes you plan on whipping up for your next soirée but then never actually taking the time to go through Pinterest to make them? Or to actually host a soirée? Me too, guys. Me too. Here’s a list of everything I actually want …

Self Improvement

06.16.17

Realizing Your Self-Worth

I am tired of sabotaging my relationships. I’ll be 34 this year and feel like …

I am tired of sabotaging my relationships. I’ll be 34 this year and feel like I need to better appreciate my amazing partner and to finally understand (and believe) that I am worthy of being with someone wonderful. As a classic over-thinker and sometimes find myself focusing on the negative rather than allowing myself …

Career

Wellness

06.13.17

Should I Start a Blog?

I'm answering one of my most asked questions and sharing advice and lessons …

I'm answering one of my most asked questions and sharing advice and lessons learned after over 10 years of blogging.

Marriage

Relationships

06.08.17

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Get Married in My 20s

During a time when I had no idea what I wanted to do …

During a time when I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, who I was, or what I deserved, I put marriage and babies on a pedestal–and that pedestal had a timeline. These events would determine my self-worth and happiness. Moving to Chicago, growing my blog, launching …

Wellness

06.02.17

What to do When You’re Stuck in a Rut

What do you do when you feel stuck in life–with work, dating, and …

What do you do when you feel stuck in life–with work, dating, and everything? Do you have any tips for getting out of rut? Get your health on track It’s so easy to skip working out and dive into a pint of ice cream when you’re feeling stuck. And some days call …

Career

Wellness

05.25.17

How to Organize Your Inbox

I'm about to change your life with these tips and tricks for a …

I'm about to change your life with these tips and tricks for a seamlessly organized inbox.

Health

05.11.17

7 Ways to Get in Better Shape

My favorite new workout and how I'm finally getting it together.

My favorite new workout and how I'm finally getting it together.

Relationships

Wellness

05.03.17

Help! I’m Having Trouble Meeting Someone

Were you mostly single in your 20s before meeting Conor? I’m recently single …

Were you mostly single in your 20s before meeting Conor? I’m recently single and am absolutely terrified I won’t meet someone I click with as much as the last guy. Any advice on how to get over that fear and meet someone? I also don’t love going out and getting drunk …

Relationships

04.21.17

Our Portugal Engagement Photos

Even though I had a feeling Conor was going to propose the day …

Even though I had a feeling Conor was going to propose the day before we left, I couldn’t have been more surprised by our engagement. We had looked at rings late last year so I knew it was coming, but I accidentally found the ring it in our closet a few …

Relationships

04.07.17

Find a Friend in Your City: April 2017

Earlier this year, I shared what might be my favorite post of all time.

Earlier this year, I shared what might be my favorite post of all time. Connecting people is one of my favorite things to do and I know what it’s like to want/need new friends. Just 6 years ago I was leaving LA for Chicago–a city where I didn’t know anyone. And as …

Relationships

04.04.17

Should You Go Ring Shopping Together?

I knew it was coming, but when Conor asked what I wanted my ring …

I knew it was coming, but when Conor asked what I wanted my ring to look like, it didn’t really feel real. And my answer of “round or cushion with a plain or diamond band–just surprise me and I’ll say yes!” didn’t do it for him. I can’t blame the guy …

Finance

Relationships

03.13.17

How We Manage Finances Living Together

When I moved in with Conor last October, it was my first time living …

When I moved in with Conor last October, it was my first time living with a significant other. Now that we’ve been under the same roof and sharing a car for almost 6 months–and since a few of you have asked how we manage our finances living together–I wanted to talk about …

Health

03.09.17

Getting My Diet and Workout Routine Back on Track

Earlier this year, I had my skin checked by my dermatologist, a complete …

Earlier this year, I had my skin checked by my dermatologist, a complete physical, and a consult with a nutritionist. There’s diabetes...

Self Improvement

03.08.17

Find a Friend in Your City: March 2017

Over the course of the last two weeks, I’ve been inspired to use …

Over the course of the last two weeks, I’ve been inspired to use my blog and instagram to help others, and it’s something I’d like to continue to do. After offering to help those of you who might need advice, I ended up facilitating the connection of a few girls in …

Relationships

03.07.17

Should We Move In Together?

I had never lived with a significant other so you can imagine that …

I had never lived with a significant other so you can imagine that moving in with someone for the first time–at 34–felt like a very big deal. Here are some of the ways we knew that a year-and-a-half into our relationship was the right time for us. Do it for the right …

Relationships

03.01.17

Lessons Learned in Online Dating

I finally came clean and told you guys how Conor and I met. And …

I finally came clean and told you guys how Conor and I met. And we can’t forget about the time I dated that guy with wife, baby, and girlfriend. Now that I’ve shared the fact that I’ve dated online, I thought I’d talk more about my experience in online dating. First, a backstory. At …

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