Who Needs to Vent?

I’m going to be honest: I have no idea what I’m doing. Like, NO IDEA. And I’m so supremely sick of it. I’m sick of being sick of it. I want to wake up and be a successful and savvy business woman with a closet full of beautiful shoes and one of those white marble counter kitchens… Read More

On a Calm Life

I first got hooked on writer/philosopher Alan de Botton after reading his book, “The Course of Love.” His writing is wise, honest, and refreshingly frank — without being callous. In an essay for The Book of Life he wrote: “A calm life isn’t one that’s always perfectly serene. It is one where we are committed to calming down more… Read More

The Power of Self Encouragement

I keep thinking about something recently: why is it so easy for me to stick to some daily routines (coffee, checking Instagram, brushing my teeth), while it’s nearly impossible for me to stick to others? (Exercise, I’m looking at you). Of course, I enjoy drinking coffee and don’t particularly like exercising, but I’m so curious if there’s… Read More

How Are You Feeling (Really)?

How are you feeling these days? This recent article in the New York Times really spoke to me because I’ve definitely been feeling something recently, but I haven’t been able to pinpoint it… “In psychology, people with finely tuned feelings are said to exhibit “emotional granularity.” When reading about the abuses of the Islamic State, for… Read More