lady gaga and a royal convo about mental health #headstrong #oktosay

I am 1000% in favor of de-stigmatizing mental health and mental illness. It is the idea of needing to hide something for fear of embarrassment/discrimination/backlash that causes problems in the first place. Suppressing an issue is never beneficial for emotional development. But when I saw that the British Royal Family was publicly leading a conversation about…

planning for morning success

In my quest to become happier, I’ve realized that taking the stress out of the morning is one HUGE way to set off on a path of happiness and success for the day. I’ve started to identify the ways in which I’m doing that, and it’s made my days infinitely better. Before I get started,…

we all float down here

Oh how I love Stephen King. I’ve read every one of his books, to date, and I think they just keep getting better and better. I posted previously about the fact that I received a signed copy of End of Watch from a speaking event he did through Word Bookstore in Jersey City. I was…

practicing happiness

I think the world is a bit of a tough place to live in right now. There’s seemingly so much negativity, whether surrounding politics or societal pressure, or simply the changes in weather and season. The conversation around living with mindfulness seems so relevant to me, but also a bit vague, right? What does it…

its freakin done. kitchen reveal!

I shouldn’t complain. I have an amazing house and a wonderful life and a great husband and daughter. But holy hell, this kitchen reno felt like a lifetime. I think it was because it was nearly unusable beforehand so it feels like we’ve almost had no kitchen since we moved in in October. With that…

the magicians – hall of magic

Yesterday my friends and I went to SyFy’s “Hall of Magic” event for the show The Magicians, which also premiered last night in it’s second season. Check out the photos below to see the immersive exhibit. The event continues through 1/29, although tickets may not still be available. Check here, because it was really, very…

holiday hangover

Looking through my closet today, I was inspired by the rain to find a comfy outfit that still looks edgy and chic. Click the image below to see the products I’ve chosen to accommodate this rainy Tuesday and my Holiday Hangover.

the kitchen i don’t miss…

So much has happened over the last few months. I started really decorating my house. I bought a giant fuzzy beanbag chair. I have no kitchen… Ultimately, the moral of the story at the moment is that moving into a larger space from a smaller space is not actually easier like I thought it would…

i’m redoing a house…

I read an article about the culture of “busy” and how it’s a choice. The fact that I agree with that doesn’t mean that it’s not currently true though, and especially so lately. My husband and I sold our city life for a piece of the burbs. And I’ve never been happier. We purchased a…

donald trump’s words damaged my childhood before he said them

I’m not typically this serious on here, but as a mother of a daughter, and a voting adult living in the US, it’s time to share this story. I was in 3rd Grade at my very suburban, very “safe” elementary school. For those of you who don’t have kids, 3rd graders are typically 8-9 years…

freshly fall – i miss the 90’s

To welcome Fall, and my return to blogging after a much needed hiatus, I’ve started curating collections of products that I think are rad. Check out my 90’s obsession board titled “Freshly Fall” and get cozy with chunky knits and a bit of biker inspired edge.