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Proof you shouldn’t listen when people say your ideas don’t matter

Proof you shouldn’t listen when people say your ideas don’t matter

In second grade, we were learning about “greater than” and “less than” signs in math class. (You know, the < and > signs you have to really think about before remembering which is which.) We were all struggling a bit to remember the difference. (I […]

The time I tried to pass for an 18-year-old (Spoiler alert: It didn’t work)

The time I tried to pass for an 18-year-old (Spoiler alert: It didn’t work)

Last week I had coffee with a girl I am trying to lure into being my friend. About halfway through our date, this conversation happened. PNF (potential new friend): So what do you do? Me: Well I worked in TV news for two years, and […]

What a difference a day makes

What a difference a day makes

Yesterday morning, I woke up early, made coffee, researched candidates for the primary election, then exercised spontaneously because it just felt good. I made plans with an old friend to have breakfast the next morning – something I had put off doing for weeks. I […]

Get off your hamster wheel. It’s nice down here.

Get off your hamster wheel. It’s nice down here.

Confession time: Two months ago I paid an obscene amount of money to participate in a program called (rather problematically, I think) Weight Loss Boot Camp. This morning was my last class. After eight weeks of 5:30 a.m. workouts (and also some skipped workouts and […]

Life’s too short not to wear your favorite panties

Life’s too short not to wear your favorite panties

Today I reached into my underwear drawer (“Drawer” is a bit of an overstatement. Technically, it’s a plastic box, on top of another plastic box, on wheels. You may know it as a “dorm dresser.” Or maybe as, the “I paid $12 for this at […]

When love looks like taquitos and prom date advice

When love looks like taquitos and prom date advice

This weekend, my younger brother graduates from college. Two weeks later, he’s moving to New York City, starting an incredible job, and living the life he’s dreamed of for years. It’s both the end of an era and the beginning of a beautiful future. For […]

The dressing room confession everyone needs to hear

The dressing room confession everyone needs to hear

No matter where you come from, what you do for a living, or where you stand in the T-Swift/Kimye feud, I’m confident we can all agree on one thing: NO ONE looks good in the lighting of a Target dressing room. And if you’re one […]

What we see vs. what life actually is

What we see vs. what life actually is

This morning I worked out, meditated and made a delicious paleo breakfast, all before 8 a.m. I could stop there, or go into a beautifully photographed, step-by-step look at how I made my Mexican spinach fried eggs. (Spoiler alert: They’re just fried eggs with hot […]

Growing up is hard to do

Growing up is hard to do

At some point during the past year, I transitioned in a new phase of life. And I didn’t even notice. I realized this about a week ago, as I sliced cheese for a charcuterie board. (Yes, a charcuterie board. A year ago I didn’t even […]

Whole30, Day 30: What I’ve learned

Whole30, Day 30: What I’ve learned

You guys. I MADE IT. Tomorrow I can eat WHATEVER I want. Booze, pasta, office donuts, coffee creamer – I can enjoy them all! Except… I don’t want to! After seeing all the positive changes that clean eating has made in my life, I’m not […]