A few months back my friend Emily mentioned she was going to Paris in May. Travel abroad was big on my list for 2015, and even though I’d just gone to Paris last October, I decided it was worth making the trip again. Why? For two main reasons: one, if I had to make a list of people I wanted to travel to Paris with in this lifetime, Emily would be at the top. Two, because can you ever really go to Paris too much? The answer is no. Always no.

I wanted to make the trip a longer one though, a solid nine or ten days, but I didn’t want to spend all that time actually in Paris. Living in a big city makes me not want to vacation in a big city. I wanted countryside. Open spaces. A home that was larger than 350 square feet. Counterspace. The ability to DRIVE places. And quiet. I really, really wanted Read more »


I don’t know if it’s just spring or something, but at the beginning of last week after months of eggs and avocado on repeat for breakfast, my body was like SMOOTHIES. Feed me SMOOTHIES. I seriously cannot get enough of them right now. The thing I forogt about smoothies (and love most), is that it allows me to sort of ease into my breakfast. I have a few sips after I’ve made it in the morning, pop it in a to go bottle, throw it in the freezer while I finish getting ready, and then Read more »


“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 »