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Finding Happiness

Most Likely to be Yourself

Does anyone remember their high school superlative categories??? I had an interesting conversation with colleagues during a recent impromptu post-work happy hour. The candid nature of our conversation made me not only grateful for having an opportunity to work with young, bright, driven, and refreshingly

The Only New Year’s Resolutions I Needed

It’s been a minute since I’ve written. A LOT has changed. I got a new job, packed up my life, and moved to New York City (Brooklyn to be exact). This was a giant leap for me and it was not one that came without

Stop Making Excuses

Below are the three steps I took to stop making excuses because of my health issues… I will never forget the first time I realized my disease provided a benefit – a highly addictive one. “So what do you gain from having an autoimmune disease?”

How to Practice Yoga & Mindfulness... The WRONG Way

How to Practice Yoga & Mindfulness… The WRONG Way

A lesson in how to practice yoga and mindfulness, or at least how NOT to… When I began practicing yoga, I was admittedly slow to embrace the mental and spiritual components. It was only after noticing how the breathing exercises instantly calmed my ever-racing brain

Reading to Change Your Perspective

Reading to Change Your Perspective

Reading, for me, used to consist of catching up on the Skimm in the morning and sporadically reading articles online from a link through on Pinterest while procrastinating at work. That run-on sentence alone indicates how distanced I became from my formal English education. I’ll

Some Days are Diamonds, Some Days are Rocks

I can never resist an ode to Tom Petty, and today was not a diamond. This morning I woke up feeling like a complete failure. I broke my dry January pledge to have some sparkling rose… yes, I know #basic… with friends. My insecurity and

I'm Not Happy - And I Figured Out One Reason Why

I’m Not Happy – And I Figured Out One Reason Why

In my late 20s, stagnation was how my mental and emotional life would be defined. I had checked a lot of my self-imposed, obligatory, accomplishment boxes: MBA  √ Husband √ House √ Dog √ Corporate Job with a decent salary √ Happiness    ?!? The gaping unchecked box