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 a guy. We’ll call him *Bark. I feel the need to mention …

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 …

Relationships

09.20.16

Lessons Learned Dating in My 30s

Most of my 20s were spent in a serious relationship. Right before I …

Most of my 20s were spent in a serious relationship. Right before I turned 30, I found myself single for the first time in my adult life. I was very (very) late to the dating party, and it wasn’t what it used to be. It was now an age of …

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. Why Everyone Needs a Rescue Dog. Why Everyone …

Self Improvement

08.09.16

Social Media and Internet Etiquette

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. Let’s talk about social media and …

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 …

Self Improvement

03.04.16

Something’s Gotta Give

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

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 …

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 …

Self Improvement

01.07.13

Silver Linings And Finding Happiness

  Blogs. We love to read them, but they can be as dangerous …

  Blogs. We love to read them, but they can be as dangerous (to readers) as they are fun. We see photos of designer outfits, glitter, and perfectly styled vignettes. We see perfection. If I just described your daily life, I want to know all your secrets. Seriously–email me. Let’s …

Life Lately

01.02.13

2012: A Year in Review and Goals for 2013

  I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact–I don’t really …

  I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact–I don’t really make them. I prefer to create a list of goals for the year. Some I know I’ll accomplish (or work my ass off trying) and others I hope to accomplish. I did not do everything on my …

Self Improvement

01.05.12

2012: A Year in Review

I know that many of you have shared your goals for 2012. I …

I know that many of you have shared your goals for 2012. I cannot wait to look back in a year and hopefully see what has been accomplished in 2012. Last year was a year of change, and there’s a lot to look forward to – big things I hope …