51 Ways to Live a Better Life

Paid Partnership with Jax Historic Realty Lately, I have felt a bit off kilter. After eating so well and losing weight and working out regularly, I feel the difference more acutely when I don’t do the best things for my body. I feel it in my bones and I don’t like the feeling. The strangestContinue reading “51 Ways to Live a Better Life”

Hunger in Your Belly

I met a dancer once. The fittest person I’ve ever met in my life. Part of her job and livelihood meant staying fit and keeping in the best shape she possibly could. As a basic American girl who has long been exposed to the false narrative that beautiful boils down to skinnier…plain and simple, IContinue reading “Hunger in Your Belly”

That 5 Talent Life

A couple weeks ago, I heard the story of the talents, from the Bible. A story I’ve heard countless times in the past. But for some reason, this time…it hit me differently than it had before. Perhaps you’ve heard this story… A master gives each of his 3 servants a number of talents. The firstContinue reading “That 5 Talent Life”

Used Cows and Crumpled Flowers

Let’s talk about sex. A very personal topic, to be sure. And I’ll be straight with you, internet. I’ve never had it. I didn’t have it on prom night or experiment in college. I didn’t have a Bradshaw-esque one night stand in New York City or make a really bad drunken decision. (Well, that’s notContinue reading “Used Cows and Crumpled Flowers”

Fitness

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “fitness” I immediately think of physical fitness. Working out, doing yoga, going for a run, doing planks, going to spin class, eating quinoa and kale and flax seed paste. (Ok…ok, I never ate flax seed paste!) Even when you Google fitness, it’s pictures ofContinue reading “Fitness”

On the Subject of…

Dating! To say that I’ve put a moratorium on dating, would be a bit of an understatement. I’ve downright boycotted the concept, the institution, the application, the very existence of dating in my life. I’m not talking about the sweet, meet cute kind you find in rom coms. You know the kind… “Oops, I spilled myContinue reading “On the Subject of…”

Something Magical Happened, But I Can’t Show You

Last week can only be described as amazing, soul-refreshing and down right exciting. You already saw my solo adventures at not one, but all four of Disney World’s theme parks. But here’s the part I didn’t show you. I actually can’t show you. See…my phone died right after I ate what looked like a delicious MickeyContinue reading “Something Magical Happened, But I Can’t Show You”

Quality over Quantity

Think back to when you were in the 2nd grade. How many friends did you have? If you’re a social butterfly like me, then you had lots of friends. I knew practically everyone in the 2nd grade at my little, country elementary school and they all knew me. I was the one who was alwaysContinue reading “Quality over Quantity”

Tips from a 9 Yr Old Fashionista

Meet H. She is 9 years old. A New York transplant to California’s sunny, beachy Santa Monica. She is an incredibly creative kid who loves fashion, writing and skateboarding down Wilshire. She’s been begging me to let her have a post on my blog. So here she is with a few style tips and herContinue reading “Tips from a 9 Yr Old Fashionista”

What I Feel vs. What I Know

I’ve been reading Jamie Tworkowski’s, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, book called If You Feel Too Much. And I’ve been taking my time with it. Every page I read, I feel like I need to savor it because there are gorgeous profound truths in the pages of this book. Things that JamieContinue reading “What I Feel vs. What I Know”