Back in August, I shared some easy [and practical] baby shower games on the blog. It’s hard to believe that I am now blogging that my first nephew, Weston James, made his grand entrance into the world at 4:20am on October 21, 2018. He is a true blessing and joy to our family! My sister… Read More Introducing Weston James, The Little Boy Who Lost His Name!
I can’t count the number of times I felt terrified packing up all of my things and preparing to close this wild, crazy chapter that made up the last five years of my life. I was a 22-year old college graduate when I moved just outside of Washington, D.C. in search of full-time work and… Read More Memories Cannot Be Sold or Donated
Many weeks ago, I wrote a blog on How to Nail Your Next Job Interview Through Mindfulness and Self Affirmation. A few of you asked me if I actually wrote and published a blog the day of an interview, instead of “preparing.” The answer is yes. I had applied for a job at a California university,… Read More How Rejection Led to My Resignation
Since launching my blog, I’ve reflected on Being An “Almost” Vegan Turned Vegetarian and also shared how I fell off the wagon On the Anniversary of One Year As a Vegetarian. What I have not shared are some of my staple vegetarian meals… while I have a few of my own, I first wanted to take the opportunity… Read More Hello Fresh – Vegetarian Style!
In June 2015, Chris Soules’ [snooze fest of a] season of ABC’s The Bachelor had just wrapped up and I had started following one of my favorite contestants, @brittkarolinabryne, formerly Britt Nilsson, on Instagram. I found her to be stunningly beautiful, intelligent, and down-to-earth. When I found that she had a humble following and still… Read More The Giving Keys (Part I): A Pay It Forward Company
It was hard to ignore all the media and social media coverage yesterday surrounding the Senate testimonies from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. As I listened to Dr. Ford’s testimony, her words resonated with me on a level that I’m not sure I’ll be able to describe fully in words here. I… Read More #MeToo #BelieveSurvivors
Friday will mark 8 months since I launched my blog. And saying that out loud made me think to myself, “Wow, that’s about how long it takes a baby to bake.” Kudos to all those expectant mothers out there. I cannot imagine that all this time I’ve been growing and maintaining my blog, your bodies have been… Read More When You Realize You’re An Inspiration, It All Becomes Worth It
The other day a friend told me that the new guy she has been dating for about two weeks asked the “dreaded” question: “What’s your number?” Of course, out of context, or if you were born in the 1950’s, you may think he was referring to her telephone number so that he can continue to… Read More Why I Hate the Question: “What’s Your Number?”
Those of you who have been following my blog since the beginning know that I’ve been quite unhappy in my full-time job for quite some time. It was a contributing factor to my mental breakdown of 2017 when I sat around questioning daily: “Is this it?” If you’re close to me, you also know that… Read More How to Nail Your Next Job Interview Through Mindfulness and Self Affirmation
When I was preparing to launch my blog, I created a Twitter account to help promote it when the time came. Of course, among the million and one other things going on in my life, I forgot the account even existed and didn’t starting tweeting until the end of June: In the last month and… Read More I Was Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award