What it’s like moving to a new city by yourself

What it’s like moving to a new city by yourself

When I was deciding where I wanted to apply for jobs during my last year of college, I told myself one thing: I would consider myself a success if I can afford Starbucks and an ocean view. Somehow I managed to actually make that happen, because I'm a 23-year-old with a window to the Golden [...]

It’s Self-Improvement Month! Here are easy(ish) ways I’m trying to be a better human being

It’s Self-Improvement Month! Here are easy(ish) ways I’m trying to be a better human being

This morning, something made me feel like going on a run. It was a super bizarre feeling, considering I dislike running. I dislike it very much. When I run, all I can think about is not running. But for some reason, this specific morning I woke up and just...felt like running. So I threw on [...]

Decision fatigue: What it is and how to fight it

Decision fatigue: What it is and how to fight it

  Every day, we are bombarded with decisions, big or small. If you really think about it, it's a miracle we don't go completely insane. Think about just your morning: You decide whether to get out of bed or hit snooze. You decide what to wear. You decide whether to respond to an email. You [...]

Starbucks + Beauty Pairings: Matcha-needed stress relief

Starbucks + Beauty Pairings: Matcha-needed stress relief

I'm stoked to introduce my newest series, Starbucks + Beauty Pairings! When beverages and beauty products share the same ingredients, I can't help but put two and two together. Today we're sippin' on the Starbucks matcha green tea latte, while we use the world's most relaxing green tea sprays and scrubs. Green tea is an [...]

Money Talks: How Much Should You Really Be Making? Here’s How to Check

Money Talks: How Much Should You Really Be Making? Here’s How to Check

Let's talk cold hard cash for a minute here, because I'm going to get real with you: Part of the problem we face in achieving salary parity is that we don't talk about it enough. And while we continue working toward equal pay, we can start making change just by changing our daily conversations around [...]

How I Actually Kept my New Year’s Resolution to Work Out 5 Times a Week

How I Actually Kept my New Year’s Resolution to Work Out 5 Times a Week

What do ballet and boxing have in common? They both keep you on your toes.I wanted to do a post about my workouts, and it occurred to me that my workouts are kind of not normal. I do about three hours of ballet a week-- honest to God ballet, with pirouettes and all-- and two [...]