Feeling the comparison gremlin? 👿

“And now, do the other side.” I was in yoga class, and the instructor had just directed us to stretch our necks by dropping an ear toward one shoulder. It was a “slow flow” class, meaning every pose was one level removed from lying on the ground. As I moved my head to...

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...

What to do if the grass really is greener

I’m a sucker for a farmers market. Fresh veggies, baked treats, and all the local, organic, “I made this with my own two hands” products you can handle.  I always get flowers. I don’t care much about the type, I just want something colorful and fresh.  Without fail, I...
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...
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...