30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." -Maya Angelou If only I'd known then what I know now... As I reflect on my twenties, which are officially behind me, I don't regret the mistakes I made. The wasted nights, erm, wasted. The guys dressed head-to-toe in…

2020 Is a Disaster. Here’s Why I’m Thankful For All of It

Luke Bender via Unsplash This year I’m thankful for the pandemic. I’m thankful for the political climate, for the stress, for the economic uncertainty, and for having limited time with loved ones—truly, I am. Hear me out. I’m thankful for the pause, the upheaval, and the wake up call. I'm grateful for the at times…

6 Reasons Why Learning to Love Being Alone Helps You Find Your Purpose and Live a More Fulfilled Life

Learning to love and embrace solitude is a gift that will improve your sense of well-being, your creativity, your productivity, and will help you truly know yourself so you can live more purposefully. When we are constantly bombarded with the messages, words, values, and opinions of others, it’s hard to hear our own. We need…

11 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit During the Pandemic

Dainis Graveris/Unsplash It's a common coping mechanism to load up on comfort food and queue the Netflix when life is stressful, and hey, there's nothing wrong with that from time to time! In fact, I often enjoy the routine a couple of times a week. With that said, it's easy to overdo it and before…

3 Things You Can Do to Move On and Stay Focused When Life is Frustrating

Some people say anger and frustration are secondary emotions, and argue that they are not emotions on their own. I used to believe them. Anger is sometimes an emotion that needs feeling and expressing, even if it is wildly unpleasant. You can't will it away, and years of suppressing it often leads people to have…

10 Things You Can Do to Stay Sane and Reduce Stress During Election Week

Tonik/Unsplash If you’re stressed about the US election this week, you’re not alone. Cities are preparing for post- election violence and unrest. As if that wasn’t enough, crisis lines and counseling services have been seeing an increase in demand. So, your election anxiety is justified. Whatever you are feeling, just let it pass through you. Don’t fight it.…

The Juice- Surprise Visits, $10 Ballgowns, and Personal Bests

Image by Paige Cody via Unsplash Hello! It's been a minute since I shared a gratitude list with you. Life is cycling, as it does, but I've been re-prioritizing my morning gratitude habit (instead of doing it in the evening. I find it's more effective when I write it earlier. Like with exercise, if I…

Why You Sometimes Have to Walk Away From Someone You Love

Photo by Austin Chan via Unsplash Emotional abuse can creep up on you, and there's nothing you could do that warrants abusive behavior. Although it's sometimes hard to believe, not everyone we meet, love, and bond with is meant to be in our lives forever. It can be challenging, however, to accept that when you…

This Easy Two-Pot Pumpkin Sage Gnocchi Is the Perfect Vegetarian Fall Recipe

I don't typically post recipes, but I followed my idea to make a Pumpkin Sage Gnocchi this weekend and it turned out too delicious not to share. Best of all, you'll only need to dirty up two pans and one cutting board. It was easy, satisfying, nutritious but still indulgent and full of delicious fall…

Why Rejection is Actually Good For You, Even if it Stings

Photo by Ran Berkovich via Unsplash When I was in my teens and early twenties, I didn't try too many new things or go after my dreams because I hated rejection. If I wasn't awesome at something, I didn't want to partake because that would be humiliating and reveal the fact that I was in…