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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 […]

Stop drinking alone in 3 easy steps

Stop drinking alone in 3 easy steps

Listen, I know you love wine. I love wine. We ALL love wine. But if you’re anything like me, your first instinct when anything happens (good, bad, totally normal, potentially life-changing) is to reach for a bottle (wine, vodka, beer, moonshine – whatever strikes your fancy). […]

Don’t be too hard on yourself (or, that time I set my oven on fire)

Don’t be too hard on yourself (or, that time I set my oven on fire)

If you know me at all, you know my cooking history is peppered with mishaps. There was the time I tried to make chicken pasta and ended up getting second degree burns on my boob area… There was the time I put frozen chicken in […]

9 ways to feel better that aren’t food 

9 ways to feel better that aren’t food 

Think about the last time you indulged (or over-indulged) on food or drink.  Really think about it.  Were you doing it because you were happy or sad? To celebrate or commiserate? Had you had a bad day at work, or maybe an uncomfortable conversation with […]

Whole30, Day 26: I drank beer, and it’s okay. 

Whole30, Day 26: I drank beer, and it’s okay. 

I have some bad news. I ate pizza. And drank beer.  I know, I know. Why throw away 24 days of clean eating for one piece of pizza? (Okay, three pieces.) I’ll be honest: I wish I hadn’t eaten the pizza. But I don’t regret […]

3 things that have NOT changed after 3 weeks of Whole30

3 things that have NOT changed after 3 weeks of Whole30

Yesterday we talked about some of the positive changes I’ve noticed since hitting week three of my Whole30. Today will be slightly less inspiring. Because even though I feel great about my Whole30 commitment thus far, it’s still a huge challenge. Some days I wake […]