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“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity…” Brené Brown

It started during middle school, roughly age 12.  A stressful relationship with a step-parent was what fueled the beginning of some pretty severe Read more »

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Oh haiiiiii ya’ll. Happy Spring! I come bearing salad! A really, really good salad. The concept for this salad was born out of the coziest of cozy gal pal nights with my friend Allison this past Saturday. Rosé, truffle mushroom pizza, and a salad that reinvigorated my love for kale in salad form were involved. I woke up on Sunday and immediately started scheming as to how I could recreate the flavors at home. A few hours later and several bites of taste testing, and voila. Recipe below.

Now. Because it’s been a while and it’s Monday, I’m jumping back into the swing of things with a few all over the place life updates, random facts, and things currently on my mind: Read more »

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but before you go hating on me, hear me out! Though she hasn’t graced the CP pages that heavily, my grandma (or “the G-Ma” as we lovingly referred to her), was a true gem of a person. She had one of the most generous hearts of anyone I know, and naturally, killed it when it came to Valentine’s Day – so much so that I wrote a sweet story about her over on self.com. I included a little excerpt below, and a link to the full article on the site. Hope you guys enjoy!

In other news, it’s a 3 day weekend, and I’m cooking up a storm. Recipes to come again next week! xoxo Clara

“Why? Are you afraid I’ll throw myself out a window?” I breezily responded to my friend’s dinner invitation for the following Friday. It wasn’t just any Friday; it was Valentine’s Day, and for me, the first one flying solo in almost a decade. Three weeks prior, my seven-year relationship had come to a close. In just a few short weeks I’d gone from country-weekend house hunting and discussing baby names to Manhattan studio-apartment hunting and embracing single-dom for the first time since college. While my friend was concerned for my physical safety as the holiday approached, I was actually looking forward to it.

Yes, I’d just ended a milestone relationship, but…Read More

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Even though I’m back to rockin’ the corporate life again, I have such a soft spot for folks who have bravely launched their own venture. Case in point, my dear friends behind the company Green Blender. Green Blender is an organic smoothie delivery service based in NYC. But instead of receiving pre-made smoothies (which don’t really ever taste good), you have all the pre-portioned ingredients for five original smoothies delivered right to your door every week. So that moment in the morning when you’re rushing to get work and would really love to not grab a bagel but don’t have the time to chop, measure, and blend a smoothie? Now you can. And you can do it 5 days a week. Or more! Each Green Blender box provides 10 servings.

Pretty brilliant, right? And we’re not talking banana and strawberry smoothies. With flavors like Pomegranate Orange Creamsicle, Chai Spice Almond, and Candied Cayenne Sweet Potato, it’s literally impossible to get bored. Each smoothie is also packed with superfoods and add-ins like chia seeds, flaxseed, goji berries, acai berries, matcha, cacao nibs, and much more. If you’re not salivating yet, something might be very wrong.

The other week I made a guest appearance on their blog and shared how I indulge in my health. Pop on over to learn how I make the time and take the time to eat well on a consistent basis, why neon matters so much when it comes to getting myself to the gym, and a few more fun facts. And if you’re interested in joining Green Blender, you can do so right here. Delivery is a little limited to the Northeast, Boston, and DC right now, but they’re quickly expanding.

Happy Tuesday, friends! xx Clara