Relationships

How We Met

This is a post I’ve avoided sharing for almost two years but it’s been a …

This is a post I’ve avoided sharing for almost two years but it’s been a good week and I’m feeling sentimental. In case you haven’t noticed, I have a brand new website which I’ll talk more about soon, one of my best friends had a baby, Conor and I booked a trip …

Relationships

How to Make Friends as an Adult

Last week, I asked those of you who might be struggling to email me if …

Last week, I asked those of you who might be struggling to email me if you were in need of advice or wanted someone to talk to. Because I know what it’s like to move to a new city alone, to get past an emotionally abusive relationship, to make new friends as an adult, …

Self Improvement

How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

When things aren’t overbooked or crazy, when I don’t feel spread thin, and …

When things aren’t overbooked or crazy, when I don’t feel spread thin, and when I can work out at least 4-5 days a week, I feel great. But the last quarter of 2016 brought two moves–a new home and a new office. I returned from a 10 day trip to …

Health

Start Your Year Off Right With These Healthy Paleo Snacks

Since I try to avoid dairy, grains, and sugar–something I haven’t been the …

Since I try to avoid dairy, grains, and sugar–something I haven’t been the best at, lately– I’ll try anything that might check the boxes when it comes to a healthy snack. After trying what feels like almost everything, here’s what you’ll find in my pantry or tote bag when I’m heading …

Fashion

Health

Gifts that Workout

The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing …

The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing it’s something I’ll enjoy using every day. And with the holiday season upon us, it’s something I really enjoy giving my friends and family (and myself, too). I love candles as much as the next girl, but you can’t …

Self Improvement

How to Make the Holidays Happier When You’re Feeling Sad

Two years ago, I woke up alone on Christmas morning and last year, …

Two years ago, I woke up alone on Christmas morning and last year, woke up at my boyfriend’s mom’s house–everyone in matching Christmas pajamas. Proof that one lonely Christmas doesn’t mean a lifetime of lonely Christmases. This year’s feeling tough after what the sad news I received last weekend, but I’m determined to …

Health

Self Improvement

5 Ways to End the Year Healthier

My recent move downtown inspired me to start start walking again–something I haven’t done …

My recent move downtown inspired me to start start walking again–something I haven’t done since moving to Chicago six years ago. So I teamed up with Amazfit to share a few things I’m doing to end 2016 a little healthier. To make sure I walk 10,000 steps each day, track how I’m sleeping, …

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 …

Relationships

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

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

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

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 …

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