Self Improvement

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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 that featured …

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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 …

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The Silver Lining

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

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 vingnettes. We see perfection. If I just described your daily life, I want to know all your secrets. Seriously–email me. I love …

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This Year // 2013

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

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 ’12 …

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this year

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

I know that many of you have shared your goals for 2012. When Alaina shared her goals I decided that I should do the same. I cannot wait to look back in a year and hopefully see what has been accomplished in 2012. Launch The Everygirl We have so many …

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The best thing I ever did.

Just 17 days after moving to Chicago {and exactly 1 month before my …

Just 17 days after moving to Chicago {and exactly 1 month before my 28th birthday} I can say without any hesitation that this move is the best thing that I have ever done. I am still finding myself & have so much to figure out, but for the first time …

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Am I REALLY doing this?!

I was told to skip taking the cab to my friend’s condo and …

I was told to skip taking the cab to my friend’s condo and to head directly to the bar for the Blackhawks game. That’s hockey, for those of you who share my lack of interest in sports. Chicagoans really love Chicago. They sing a song every time the team scores a …

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This is not easy.

I have been back in LA for one week and I feel so …

I have been back in LA for one week and I feel so different. I think I’ve lost that spark that I had in Chicago. I am not miserable, but it just doesn’t feel the same. LA doesn’t have that special something that Chicago has, and I am not the …

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