you can’t be original without risking looking foolish

This video from Ethan Hawke on big think is one of the purest pieces of advice I’ve heard in a long time. It’s about identity. It’s about diminishing fear. It’s about finding peace within yourself by understanding that you have to take chances to make a change, or have success, or just be heard. You should really watch…

girls of thrones: who run the world?

This post is dark and full of SPOILERS. Scroll to below the gif, unless you did not see the last two episodes of this season’s Game of Thrones. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.       Image via HBO/HuffPost and one more gif, just in case you didn’t listen and want to turn back now… Image via beyoncegifs.com…

genius $ saving hack – honey

    I just came across the most helpful Facebook ad I’ve seen so far. Generally, they seem pretty relevant to my interests, but this one hit the nail on the head! From their website: “Honey is a service that makes it ridiculously easy to save money and time. Honey automatically finds coupon codes for…

sytycd: #sobfest2016 – so you think you can cry

So I think it’s pretty clear that I love to dance. Based on posts I’ve done about working out, going to the gym, going out, and the music I listen to… it might be obvious. But for those of you that haven’t read anything else I’ve written, I’ll say it plainly: I love to dance. That…

like two peas in a podcast

So, I’m not really a band wagoner. I’m interested in what’s popular (otherwise I wouldn’t be “into” fashion) but my rebellious side makes me question what “everyone else” is doing. This is particularly applicable when it comes to the podcast Serial. It seems like everyone was listening to the story of Adnan Syed’s incarceration as…

i bought a new scale

  So yesterday I got on the scale I’ve been using for the last 4 years, because who wants to buy a new scale, right? I was elated to see that I had lost 4 lbs, putting me at my first milestone since returning to Paleo about a month ago! But then I got suspicious. I…

why the latest tylenol breakthrough may not be as bad as we think

  Let’s face it, drugs have side effects. From potential liver damage, to the laundry list of side effects that psych meds note in commercials, putting anything into your body has a consequence, and that’s important to be aware of. But medicine is all about weighing the pros and cons, and the actual need. Sure,…

exciting update: a night in the woods

Special shout out and thank you to Susan in the Development Office at Bethel Woods for sending me this AMAZING video of the event, A Night in the Woods!! You can really see the fashion and tone of the event, and why we had SO much fun! To like Bethel Woods on Facebook, click here….

a night in the woods

What a weekend! We had so much going on, I was worried I would feel overwhelmed, but celebrating so many wonderful events was actually really great. Between a baby shower, celebrating my first Mother’s Day, and then the event this post is titled for, I really had so much fun. Saturday night was especially great,…

book review: cyber storm

  I’ve been really into podcasts lately (more on that to come in another post), and after binge listening everything I think I could possibly want to listen to (I am currently subscribed to 10 different podcasts) I wanted something else to listen to while I wait for updates. Upon heading to Amazon to buy…