Spoiler alert: I date the wrong guys. They often are emotionally unavailable and aren't in the right place in life. But the best thing about some of them - they're narcissists. (“Best” being a relative term, of course.) Don’t get me wrong, I have found a handful of guys over the last few years that were great. … Continue reading when love isn’t love: 6 signs you’re dating a narcissist
Valentine’s Day is rapidly making its way onto our calendars. Because of this, sparkly cards, heart-shaped candy, stuffed animals and roses litter stores everywhere. You may be one of the people who despises Valentine’s Day – a day where you feel pressured to show people how much you care. Perhaps you’ve even dubbed it … Continue reading Eight ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day that don’t include curling up with vodka
Like most others, I’m thrilled to see 2016 disappear from the calendar and am ready to step into a new chapter. (Although I have no grand illusion about how 2017’s world is going to be perfect.) Recently, I’ve had conversations where I was asked something along the lines of, “how do you stay so positive?” … Continue reading cheers to 2017 … and choosing joy.
Dear baby bear, Oh my sweet girl, you’ll never remember this night (because you’re three) but at some point, I pulled you in bed with me. I held your hand and kissed your cheek. Tears started falling from my eyes as sheer panic washed over me. I ran to the bathroom to throw up – … Continue reading An open letter to my daughter in the aftermath of this election
Birthdays are not my favorite thing. As I was going through my old website, I came across three different posts about how much I despise the day. Truthfully, my feelings haven’t much changed in the last six years. There are two main reasons why I avoid my birthday, but only one I’m willing to publicly acknowledge … Continue reading thirty-three and no where near where I thought I would be
It’s Libra season – my favorite season. Yes, because of my birthday and autumn and changing leaves and pumpkin pie, but largely because of balance. I casually follow astrology – by casually, I mean I see some stereotypical Libra traits in myself, but I’m also not going to marry only a guy who falls into my astrological … Continue reading recalibrating the scales
I’m not going to lie – the overwhelming support and positive response I received after my first post warmed my soul and reaffirmed my decision to write again. (Thank you to everyone who commented, texted or emailed me kind words; I appreciate it beyond measure.) And as soon as that faded, panic washed over me and … Continue reading the fear of success and choosing right over easy