The Secret to Success No One Mentions…

The Secret to Success No One Mentions…

The other day I faced a temptress I couldn’t resist: the clickbaity celebrity listicle.  Headlines include “10 Celebrities Who Let Themselves Go,” “40 Celebrities Who Worked At McDonald’s,” and “5 Celebrities Afraid of the Color Blue.” You know the type. The one...
Disappointment = Expectations – ??

Disappointment = Expectations – ??

“It’s delicious!” I said. “Eh,” replied my boyfriend’s dad.  He had made one of the best farro dishes I’ve ever had–but he wasn’t satisfied with it. We’ll set aside the fact that farro is the lowest on the grain totem pole, more likely to be hidden inside a veggie...
I Immediately Regretted It

I Immediately Regretted It

While we all know that comparison is the thief of joy, you might be subconsciously encouraging this happiness bandit, and I don’t just mean scrolling the Arch Digest Insta feed.  I’ve found a new means of comparison in my own life, and spoiler alert, it sucks. Like...
Did I Get This Wrong?

Did I Get This Wrong?

Last week I shared decision-making tricks to improve your ability to follow through on what you say you want to do. I’ve used them all myself and know they can be helpful, BUT… I’m rethinking them. It started with the most popular option (and one I’ve used the...
4 Shortcuts to Better Decision-Making

4 Shortcuts to Better Decision-Making

One thing that bothers me more than leaving kitchen cabinet doors ajar (why??) is the question of why we don’t do what we say we want to do. We say we want to be healthier… but still eat the bag of Hot Cheetos. We say we want to get up earlier… but still snooze the...