3 Rules to Take Better Breaks

I took one look at my watch and I burst into tears.  It was 2am and I had just woken up in bed. No, I wasn’t crying about a disaster. There was no death in the family or natural disaster. I was crying about steps. You see, this was during the time that I was committed...

Ask this when you’re feeling the pressure

The first time I got to paint an apartment, I went all out. Bright turquoise for the living room and cheerful coral for the kitchen. No minimalist eggshell or muted gray here! Soon after painting, I found some new pillows at Target in the exact same shades and knew I...

Are you hoarding joy?

When I was a kid, one of my favorite presents was bath and body products. You know, the kind of stuff with a name like Sunkissed Summer Grapefruit that smells like a cross between an entire fruit basket and a fresh bottle of Pine-Sol.  It’s an easy gift, and I often...

The case for rethinking

As long as I can remember, the color green was synonymous with “yuck.” I’d be out shopping for school clothes with my mom, hold up a green shirt and ask, “what about this?”  Every time the answer was the same: not that one.  It wasn’t until I was in my early adult...

Are you getting distracted from your goals?

I’ve always loved looking at houses. These days, everyone loves creeping on Zillow, but as a kid, I combed through the real estate section of the newspaper and was probably the only eight-year-old who knew what a “WBF” was.  My search is a bit more realistic now as my...

I had to get a better look…

I was on my daily walk when I spotted them. They were showstoppers. I immediately crossed the street to get a better look. What stopped me in my tracks? House plants.  They sat on a cheap white table between the sidewalk and a Subaru, green leaves gleaming in the sun....