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A Moment of Thanks

November 27, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (0)

While the rest of the world prepares for the onslaught of Turkey Day, I’m actually here in Manhattan, spending the holiday in solitude. My mom was originally going to come up to New York for the holiday, but between a new job and conflicting schedules, we just couldn’t make it work this season. The boyfriend [&hellip...

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Who Are You, and Who Do You Want To Be?

November 22, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (0)

I come across these little graphics all the time, and I share them on Facebook quite often. This one gave me cause for pause. I’ll explain why. Some of you know that I’m a contributor for Refinery29, which is an amazing lifestyle site. R29 is a...


Dedicated Post: A Better Bra = A Better Life

November 19, 2013 • Fashion, InspirationComments (0)

Even though this post is brought to you as a paid advertorial by Bali Intimates, the opinions expressed within are strictly my own. You know, there are many things that can bring a smile to a girl’s eyes and face: a kiss from a loved one, the right sheets...

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Monday Motivation: Comparing Yourself To Others

November 18, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (0)

I’ve heard it said that comparison to others is like an act of violence against the self. It’s something with which I sometimes struggle, something that makes it hard for me to feel safe expressing myself. I think many can relate. This past...

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Ok, So I’ve Put On A Little Weight

October 29, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (2)

So, outside of a crazed freelance writing schedule, the Lucky FABB Blogger Conference and preparing to fly to Seattle for the #MicrosoftChampions conference (and I am SO fired up about it,) I’ve not written for a little bit. But, if we’re being...

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Breathing Space: Sunday’s Romantic Walk Along Manhattan’s Hudson River

October 21, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (2)

So, without going into a lot of detail about how Lucky Guy and I met, we had our first date during New York Fashion Week. As in, the first Friday of Fashion Week, immediately after I sealed up my last submission for Fashion.Style.Beauty and other clients, I...

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Sunday Reflections: Goodbye, Stranger.

August 11, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (4)

I had one of the toughest conversations of my life last night. The man that I always thought I would end up with, after all it was said and done, told me he was going to marry another woman. Now, I’m obviously skipping a lot of backstory here, but if...

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Sunday Reflections: I Am Not For Everybody

August 4, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (1)

I am not for everybody. From the quirkiness of my spirit to the way that I dress, from the song in my heart to my management of stress. My laugh is too loud, my hips, how they swell; my dreams, they are big…and I’m driven, so, well…. I am...


Sunday Reflections: Sheathing Weapons

July 28, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (0)

I am a fighter. I think most of us would consider ourselves fighters or we wouldn’t be here. The very act of walking through life implies some amount of struggle. We wish it could be all hedonism and happy times, but when it comes to paying the bills...

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Sunday Reflections: The Heart Grows Back

July 21, 2013 • Headline, InspirationComments (2)

This weekend, I had my first date in two years. I was terrified/nervous/excited/freaked out for the entire week leading up to the big event. It wasn’t just my first date in two years, it was the fact that I hadn’t even really considered anyone...