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Moving In

I have some exciting news that I've been meaning to share. And now …

I have some exciting news that I've been meaning to share. And now that I'm a few weeks away from a big change, it's time for an update!  …

Relationships

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

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.

Self Improvement

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.

Health

The Wake Up Call That Changed the Way I Take Care of My Skin

It's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner, …

It's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner, so I thought now would be a good time to talk about the moment in 2011 that made me realize how important sun safety and regular dermatology appointments really are to all of us.

Health

Getting Fit for Summer (and life)

Years ago, I drank the CrossFit/paleo kool-aid and poured it all over the …

Years ago, I drank the CrossFit/paleo kool-aid and poured it all over the internet, so it’s not surprising that even though I quit a year-and-a-half ago, people still ask if I’m doing both. Before I talk about what am doing these days, I want to talk about why I quit. Because …

Self Improvement

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 …

Self Improvement

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 …

Self Improvement

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 …

Health

A Year Without CrossFit

A year + ago, anyone who knew me, met me briefly, or followed …

A year + ago, anyone who knew me, met me briefly, or followed me on social media knew I was obsessed with all things CrossFit and paleo. I posted my PRs, paleo meals, ONLY ordered paleo food, checked in at the gym, and #’d the sh*t out of anything health related. #paleoprevails …

Health

The Whole30

A few years ago I was sort of obsessed with all things paleo …

A few years ago I was sort of obsessed with all things paleo and CrossFit. If you read my blog or followed me on instagram, you knew all about it, and I’d like to offer my sincere apologies. I realize how annoying I was and I’m sorry. Live and learn, right? I’m …

Self Improvement

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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