What Are You Proud Of?

What Are You Proud Of?

He asked us to close our eyes and imagine a moment of pride. I was utterly surprised when I was transported to a cold December night in my memory. I sat across the table from my grandfather at the pub. We were sharing a meal before his annual Christmas concert. He was...
Trying to be Perfect

Trying to be Perfect

As the door closed and my parents’ disappointed faces disappeared from my view, I got really focused. My mission? To prove that they must have gotten it wrong. I really was perfect, and all was actually well. I was mortified. I had reached the ripe old age of 7...

Don’t Shine Too Bright

As a girl, there was nothing that could get me to dim my light. I was a climbing, singing, flipping, dancing, smart, confident kid. Being myself came naturally. I didn’t even question it. Of course, I was well instructed in the rules of social interaction as well. I...

How to Find Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy, right? We know we can’t be happy all the time, and I don’t think it’s really about that. Ultimately, we want to feel free to be ourselves, and still loved and accepted. Underneath all the other noise, I think it all comes...
“This job is not that important to me.”

“This job is not that important to me.”

Sometimes I feel like a walking contradiction. I do Crossfit and I eat chocolate every day.  I am a yogi, and I want women to get in touch with their anger. I am all about healthy self-care, and I also binge-watch Netflix with Keegan. (It’s all about balance, right?)...
What Women Are Really Like

What Women Are Really Like

I’ve been told a lot of crap about women throughout my life. People have insisted that… Women are vicious to one another. Women can’t be friends. An office full of women is a chaotic nightmare. This has not been my experience. Instead… Women...