Posts Tagged: life

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Dear 2018 Self…

Pairs Well With… “Relax and trust the timing of your life.  You will figure out your career. You will find the right relationship. You will become the person you always wanted to be. Just don’t forget to appreciate who you are now.” -Unknown   Dear 2018 Self, You’ve most certainly become a citizen of the…

At 35, I Still Eat Cake For Breakfast

Pairs Well With…”Act as young as you feel.  You’re not getting older, you’re getting more entitled to be your fabulous self.” – Gwen Stefani I love birthdays. If I have to get specific, my birthday. Growing up, we had a tradition in my house that you got to eat cake for breakfast on your birthday….

Mystery Meat & Asia Acclimation: My First Few Days of Remote Year

Pairs Well With… “Fill your life with adventures, not things.  Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”  I ate a lot of balls this week, which I believe are various sorts of colorful mystery meat. No, seriously: meatballs, fishballs, riceballs.  I started noticing a geometric pattern in my eating.  Circles represent being complete or…

What Do You Want To Be Known For?

Pairs Well With…”Chase It” by Ashley Dubose, a Minneapolis favorite (LOVE this song!)   In a hallway conversation with my colleague last week, he asked how I liked my new job, and how my blog was coming along, mentioning that he thoroughly likes and is touched by my writing.  I told him I was working to…

Coffee & Middle Fingers

Pairs Well With…  A Side of Snark + Soapbox + Cranky pants + A Skinny Vanilla Latte Today, I do not want to get out of bed.  I don’t want to deal with reality, and I certainly don’t want to adult. I don’t want to act bright and shiny when I’m not feeling sparkly, but…

Attitudes of Gratitude

Pairs Well With…”If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself.  Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao…

With Love From Sedona: Embracing A Solo Adventure

Pairs Well With… Being out on the open road Picture yourself standing, looking out into endless amounts of beauty in the middle of nowhere.  Alone.  You hear nothing but the breeze and the faint sound of water at a distance.  The world is still.  Just you.  Just the universe. In fall of 2015, I published…

10 Ways to Tune Into Yourself & Unwind

Pairs Well With…”Catch My Breath” by Kelly Clarkson   Understatement of the Year: Life can be overwhelming. Realistic Statement of the Year: Life can be overwhelming, demanding, chaotic, and likely unmanageable some days – and usually all at one time. Demands of each of us are greater than ever, and there are always a million…

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Presence & Purpose

Pairs Well With…a reason for being + loving every day At the age of six, I wanted to be a firefighter, at nine a writer, twelve a model, fifteen a performer, sixteen an actress and seventeen an entertainment lawyer.  These days, I’m a marketer (gone event planner, gone marketer, gone writer?!?!) How many of us…