We All Fall Down

If yoga (and life) has taught me anything, it’s this: On the way to achieving anything, you will fall on your face. Probably a couple of times.     It’s a given. It’s just the price of admission. The trick is to A) just get on board with the idea that […]

I Bend So I Don’t Break

While I didn’t realize it at the time, I self-medicated my anxiety with Parliament Lights for about eighteen years. And ever since I quitting smoking five years ago, my anxiety has been off the chain. Then I started practicing yoga. Yoga, as it turns out, really calms my ass down. And because it […]

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Just Keep Swimming

I am a one-woman self-help book club. Which is to say, I hoard self-help books and then take nine hundred years to maybe finish them (both things we can talk about another time). Recently I’ve picked up a book that I first started reading in 2007 and never finished. A […]

Hey, Remember that Time at Camp Stella Maris?

I’m pretty sure being a camp counselor might be one of the best jobs ever. I really can’t think of a better way to spend your summer–getting paid to hang out with your friends while you play outside all day with kids who think you are an actual super hero. My favorite summer as a camp […]

How to Talk to Boys

How to Talk to Boys Step 1: Don’t talk to them. Just don’t do it. Talk to them? Please, if there’s one thing I know for sure, it is this: I have no game. I realized a long time ago that I am terrible at flirting. Mainly because my version […]

Happy Valentine’s Day To Me!

I’m just going to say it: Valentine’s Day is dumb. Do we really need a special day to appreciate our significant others (and rub it in the faces of those who don’t)? I feel like the only people who really care about it are people who aren’t in relationships. I […]

Party of One

I don’t know that I’ve ever really thought of myself as an independent kind of girl. Growing up, there wasn’t much opportunity for independence or even alone time. My parents were divorced by the time I was seven and had shared custody. So while we were shuffled back and forth, […]

Not Suitable for Children

I’m just going to come out with it: I’m not cut out to be a parent. I have no problem admitting that. I’ve always had a feeling it wasn’t going to be my thing. Even as a little kid, I entertained no fantasies of being a mommy. I never played […]

Shopping For A Little Black Dress

“I think I’m going to be single for the rest of my life,” she said matter-of-factly, with only the slightest hint of frustration. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard her say that. She said that same exact thing, word for word, about two hours earlier when we were waiting […]

Fifty First Dates

Please don’t confuse this post with the cute romantic comedy by the same name starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. This is nothing like that. Based on my recent experience, there is very little that is cute or romantic about modern dating. At best, there’s comedy. At it’s worst, it […]