March 21, 2014
"I Just Think … "

“I Just Think … “

Have you ever caught yourself beginning a statement, particularly when asked your opinion about something in school or business, with “Well, I just think” or “I don’t know, I mean” or “It’s just”. Odds are, even if you don’t realize it, you use this type of language a lot – especially, statistically speaking, if you’re a woman. To quote the movie Finding Neverland, “What a horrible word. Just.


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February 25, 2014
Help Will Always Be Given at Hogwarts to Those Who Ask for It

Help Will Always Be Given at Hogwarts to Those Who Ask for It

Many times in my life, I’ve heard the phrase “God will never give you more than you can handle.” I used to firmly believe that – that no matter what I was going through, it wasn’t more than I could handle. But I’m a grown up now, in a world full of grown up problems that aren’t as easily solved as little high school dramas that seemed like mountains but are, in retrospect, nothing but mole hills. 

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February 18, 2014
House of Cards and the Business of Business

House of Cards and the Business of Business

I’ll freely admit to being a House of Cards addict. I’m one of the flock, simultaneously fascinated and horrified by the Underwoods and their compatriots episode after episode (oh, has it been 6 hours? Oops). The writing is beautiful, the plots viciously…

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January 27, 2014
I’m Shaving My Head to Support Childhood Cancer Research

I’ve always been a short-haired girl, but on March 14th it’s all coming off in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, dedicated to researching and curing childhood cancer. If any of you out there in the tumblr-verse are able to give, words couldn’t express my gratitude. 

Whether it’s $5 or $50, every dollar counts!
Donate here 

January 22, 2014
You Are a Writer, so Why Don’t You Write?

I jotted this down in a notebook back in October. Before NaNoWriMo, when I was doubting my ability to call myself a writer. When I still hadn’t finished anything I’d started. Looking back at it now, I’m filled with joy that I proved myself wrong. 


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January 9, 2014
Yes, But You’re Still Single (or) Be Careful, It’s a Trap

For the past week, my subconscious has been doing something delightful. Every night, consistently, it delivers to me a dream of one of my ex-boyfriends and his current girlfriend (either real or imagined) mocking me in some way, shape or form. 

In this…

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January 7, 2014
You Are Not a Beautiful and Unique Snowflake. Except When You Are.

We all know that line from Fight Club – “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.” If you didn’t know it, now you do. 

The concept of that phrase is both true and false, depending on how you…

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January 5, 2014
I Don’t Know How Much I Weigh

I don’t own a scale. In fact, I can’t actually remember the last time I weighed myself. I imagine it was probably the last time I got a new license.

It’s not as thought it’s some sort of social statement, not owning a scale, it’s just that I don’t have…

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December 29, 2013
Bathtub Drinking and Barry Manilow: Or, How to AdultAdulting is hard.
I’m 24 years old, and my life is generally together. I live in a nice apartment,…View Post

Bathtub Drinking and Barry Manilow: Or, How to Adult

Adulting is hard.

I’m 24 years old, and my life is generally together. I live in a nice apartment,…

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December 14, 2013
Yes, Virginia

Every year I repost this letter, which ran in the New York Sun in 1897. It’s easy to forget all of the good in the world when we’re surrounded by skepticism, negativity and sadness. But this beautiful response always reminds me that there is so much more…

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