guess who has two thumbs and is writing for a new blog?

This girl! That’s right. In addition to writing here (even though it’s been a little while… got a new job and was traveling… my bad), I’m now writing for Fairygodboss! A super awesome site about women and career paths and what it’s like to be a working mom. They have company reviews and job listings…

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,…

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…

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,…