Relationships

05.12.21

I Met My Husband On Tinder

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. Living with anxiety isn’t easy, but it can be managed. I’ve learned that …

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. So let’s dive in. Sharing the real stuff is never easy but it’s always cathartic. And it’s these posts that really connect us, isn’t it? The details of my home, what I’m wearing, and the toys …

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 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 …

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. It’s left everyone …

This time has been really hard on all of us. 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, I have avoided all errands and contact with anyone. It’s …

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

New Year Resolution Ideas

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 …

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

02.18.19

What You Need to Know About Dating in Your 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

8 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 the …

Making friends when you were young was so easy. You bonded over the love of a toy or show and 0 minutes later, you had a new best friend. Then you entered the real world between balancing figuring out how to adult and wanting to rest after work because you’re …

Relationships

01.03.19

Find a Friend in Your City

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 …

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

Dating Apps: 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 …

Self Improvement

01.14.18

What I Wish I Knew in My 20s

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

I don’t obasess 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 …

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 …