Self Improvement

09.04.17

The Things That Won’t Complete You

There’s always something we want or think we need in order to be …

There’s always something we want or think we need in order to be happy. Or enough. Whether it’s reaching a certain point in your career, owning a home, buying a that designer bag you’ve wanted for forever, or starting a family. When these things don’t happen exactly when we think …

Self Improvement

08.25.17

The Importance of Saying No

It’s in our nature to be kind to others, so it’s no surprise …

It’s in our nature to be kind to others, so it’s no surprise that saying no can leave us feeling like we’re the worst. Saying yes when you want to say no doesn’t feel much better. But feeling overextended or depleted? Also not great. The importance of saying no comes …

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

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? Here are 20 Paleo Recipes to Make This Summer.  20 Paleo Recipes to …

Self Improvement

06.16.17

Realizing Your Self-Worth

We’ve all been treated poorly by someone at some point–a boss, friend, or …

We’ve all been treated poorly by someone at some point–a boss, friend, or significant other, and I can really empathize with not always feeling loved or supported by your parents. It likely attributed to why I found myself in a horrible relationship for almost a decade. That might be why I …

Career

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

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. Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Get Married …

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? I do. We’ve all been there, and it’s when things feel hard that we’re more open to change. Here’s what to do when you’re stuck in …

Career

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.

Personal

05.12.17

To The Bride Who Doesn’t Enjoy Planning a Wedding

If I've learned anything the past 2 months, it's that so many brides …

If I've learned anything the past 2 months, it's that so many brides don't enjoy the planning process. If you've struggled with family issues and planning, this is for you.

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

04.04.17

Should You Go Ring Shopping Together?

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

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. So…should you go ring …

Finance

03.13.17

Managing Finances Now That We Live 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 …

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. Lessons Learned in Online …

Self Improvement

01.20.17

How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

When things aren’t overbooked or crazy, when I don’t feel spread thin, and …

When things aren’t overbooked or crazy, when I don’t feel spread thin, and when I can work out at least 4-5 days a week, I feel great. But the last quarter of 2016 brought two moves–a new home and a new office. I returned from a 10 day trip to …

Self Improvement

12.02.16

How to Make the Holidays Happier When You’re Feeling Sad

Two years ago, I woke up alone on Christmas morning and last year, …

Two years ago, I woke up alone on Christmas morning and last year, woke up at my boyfriend’s mom’s house–everyone in matching Christmas pajamas. Proof that one lonely Christmas doesn’t mean a lifetime of lonely Christmases. This year’s feeling tough after what the sad news I received last weekend, but I’m determined …

Self Improvement

11.18.16

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, …

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new puppy, travel, and working on holiday content, things have felt pretty up in the air. In order to simplify things, I’ve pared down everything else from kitchen tools and beauty products to clothes and cars. We …

Self Improvement

10.17.16

Managing Stress and Finding Balance

  It was never my intention to move 6 times in 6 years.

  It was never my intention to move 6 times in 6 years. It just sort of happened to me. And less than a year after moving into my last apartment, I’m moving again. But change and taking on a lot has been the theme of October. A new rescue …