Relationships

06.05.17

Your Dating Questions Answered

Because dating hasn't been easy since the days of Downtown Abbey (unless you're …

Because dating hasn't been easy since the days of Downtown Abbey (unless you're lady Edith).

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

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 Wedding Planning

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.

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

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

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 …

Relationships

02.06.17

How to Make Friends as an Adult

Last week, I asked those of you who might be struggling to email me if …

Last week, I asked those of you who might be struggling to email me if you were in need of advice or wanted someone to talk to. Because I know what it’s like to move to a new city alone, to get past an emotionally abusive relationship, to make new friends as an adult, …

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 …

Health

01.03.17

Start Your Year Off Right With These Healthy Paleo Snacks

Since I try to avoid dairy, grains, and sugar–something I haven’t been the …

Since I try to avoid dairy, grains, and sugar–something I haven’t been the best at, lately– I’ll try anything that might check the boxes when it comes to a healthy snack. After trying what feels like almost everything, here’s what you’ll find in my pantry or tote bag when I’m heading …

Fashion

12.05.16

Gifts that Workout

The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing …

The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing it’s something I’ll enjoy using every day. And with the holiday season upon us, it’s something I really enjoy giving my friends and family (and myself, too). I love candles as much as the next girl, but you can’t …

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 to …

Health

11.21.16

5 Ways to End the Year Healthier

My recent move downtown inspired me to start start walking again–something I haven’t done …

My recent move downtown inspired me to start start walking again–something I haven’t done since moving to Chicago six years ago. So I teamed up with Amazfit to share a few things I’m doing to end 2016 a little healthier. To make sure I walk 10,000 steps each day, track how I’m sleeping, …