Self Improvement

10.17.16

On Finding Balance and Managing Stress

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

 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 made the decision to move in with my boyfriend–something I’ve never done before. But change and taking on a lot has …

Relationships

10.04.16

The Time I was Cameron Diaz in The Other Woman

Did you see The Other Woman? It’s about a girl who is dating …

Did you see The Other Woman? It’s about a girl who is dating a man who she finds out has a wife and girlfriend on the side. It’s a comedy. And then it happened to me. I met *Bark during the winter of 2015, right before meeting Conor. I feel the need …

Relationships

09.28.16

Staying in Touch When You’re Not in the Same City

In a world of texting, social media, and FaceTime, it’s easier than ever …

In a world of texting, social media, and FaceTime, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch. But in this age of busy, it’s often the case that our day-to-day activities keep us from staying connected. This is something I haven’t always been good at, but as someone who moved 2,000 …

Self Improvement

09.27.16

Fewer, Better Things

Last week, I spoke on a panel with an amazing group of female …

Last week, I spoke on a panel with an amazing group of female founders. We talked about what Cuyana’s philosophy of “fewer better” means to us and how we apply it in both our personal and professional lives. The company’s mission is what it’s all about–being intentional in every aspect of …

Relationships

09.20.16

Lessons Learned Dating in My 30s

I was very late to the dating party and navigating waters that are …

I was very late to the dating party and navigating waters that are now full of tindermen and not ever picking up the phone to call a lady was sometimes fun and mostly disappointing. And I'm hardly an expert, but I've learned a thing or two since I started dating in my 30s after …

Personal

09.09.16

Moving In

I have some exciting news that I've been meaning to share. And now …

I have some exciting news that I've been meaning to share. And now that I'm a few weeks away from a big change, it's time for an update!  …

Relationships

08.24.16

Knowing When It’s Time to Break Up

There were years between the time I knew it wasn't right and when …

There were years between the time I knew it wasn't right and when I finally walked away. And I learned a lot from the experience. Today, I'm going to talk about knowing when it was time to call it quits and when I finally had the strength to move on.

Self Improvement

08.15.16

Why Everyone Needs a Rescue Dog

I grew up with rescue animals but always preferred cats to dogs. And …

I grew up with rescue animals but always preferred cats to dogs. And the dogs I liked were usually on the fluffier site. But if you follow me on instagram, it's pretty clear that I'm obsessed with my chihuahua min-pin (mix) rescue pup, Buddy.

Self Improvement

08.09.16

Social Media and Internet Etiquette 101

Let's say you follow someone on instagram. You see what they're up to on Saturday mornings, …

Let's say you follow someone on instagram. You see what they're up to on Saturday mornings, know what the inside of their home looks like, and have followed this person through numerous significant events in their life. So while you might not actually know them, it certainly doesn't feel that way.

Health

05.25.16

The Wake Up Call That Changed the Way I Take Care of My Skin

It's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner, …

It's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner, so I thought now would be a good time to talk about the moment in 2011 that made me realize how important sun safety and regular dermatology appointments really are to all of us.

Health

04.28.16

Getting Fit for Summer (and life)

Years ago, I drank the CrossFit/paleo kool-aid and poured it all over the …

Years ago, I drank the CrossFit/paleo kool-aid and poured it all over the internet, so it’s not surprising that even though I quit a year-and-a-half ago, people still ask if I’m doing both. Before I talk about what am doing these days, I want to talk about why I quit. Because …

Self Improvement

03.29.16

Comparison and Judgment on Instagram

An invite on a press trip to Iceland was an easy thing to …

An invite on a press trip to Iceland was an easy thing to say yes to, and as someone who had only left the country twice in her adult life, is something I did not take for granted. Shortly after things went into motion, I realized I’d be traveling with a group …

Self Improvement

03.04.16

Something’s Gotta Give

We live in an age of busy. And a  full life with exciting projects …

We live in an age of busy. And a  full life with exciting projects and great friends is a good thing, right? I’d probably get bored if it were any other way, but squeezing everything in just to get it done can leave you feeling defeated instead of fulfilled. And we can’t …

Self Improvement

02.24.16

How to survive the end of winter

Spring doesn’t begin for another 25 days, but Chicago will give us at …

Spring doesn’t begin for another 25 days, but Chicago will give us at least another 2 months of winter temps. The 60s felt like magic last weekend, but here we are back to snow and temps in the 30s. I’m pretty terrible at winter but thought I’d share a few things …

Health

01.20.16

A Year Without CrossFit

A year + ago, anyone who knew me, met me briefly, or followed …

A year + ago, anyone who knew me, met me briefly, or followed me on social media knew I was obsessed with all things CrossFit and paleo. I posted my PRs, paleo meals, ONLY ordered paleo food, checked in at the gym, and #’d the sh*t out of anything health related. #paleoprevails …

Health

01.06.16

The Whole30

A few years ago I was sort of obsessed with all things paleo …

A few years ago I was sort of obsessed with all things paleo and CrossFit. If you read my blog or followed me on instagram, you knew all about it, and I’d like to offer my sincere apologies. I realize how annoying I was and I’m sorry. Live and learn, right? I’m …

Self Improvement

06.25.15

That Balance Thing

Last September, I wrote a post about overdoing it. About my search for balance–something I …

Last September, I wrote a post about overdoing it. About my search for balance–something I spent a lot of time chasing. Turns out I was searching for something I didn’t know how to find and eventually learned that if I just took a few breaths and gave myself a break, I’d feel good …

Self Improvement

03.02.15

Three Years

I was 27, living at my mom’s house in LA, dating a not-so-great …

I was 27, living at my mom’s house in LA, dating a not-so-great guy, and designing blogs full-time. I was in a rut, and felt ready for a change, so I moved to Chicago, got more and more into blogging, and eventually had these grand ideas to launch a magazine …

Relationships

02.06.14

on making friends

We are creatures of habit. We wake up, have our coffee, go to …

We are creatures of habit. We wake up, have our coffee, go to work, the gym, run errands, sleep, and repeat. We find comfort in the familiar–our cities, families, homes, friendships, and even food. I like trying new things, but reached a point where I became pretty comfortable with where …

Health

12.26.13

on paleo + crossfit

I’ve discussed similar issues in the past, but after a talk with a …

I’ve discussed similar issues in the past, but after a talk with a friend a week ago, decided to put this out there since most people have very strong reactions to paleo and CrossFit. People who do one or the other, or even worse, people like me who do both, …

Self Improvement

09.19.13

do less. let’s try this again.

My name is Danielle, and I am addicted to social media. That may …

My name is Danielle, and I am addicted to social media. That may sound a little extreme, but it’s kind of true. Need proof? See the photo above. In my defense, I was instagramming something for The Everygirl while at a work event, so I get a pass on this …