• Lifestyle,  Wellness

    I Swapped My Morning Routine to Be Just Self-Care Practices — Here’s What Happened

    So much of my morning routine had become just that — routine — and with the added ugh of darkness, something needed to change. Rather than making my morning more productive or doing all those things CEOs swear by (if that’s your jam, awesome!), I decided to put all of my favorite make-me-smile self-care practices into my morning. It’s now just an hour and a half of me-time that’s literally only about making me feel good. Nothing that serves me professionally (emails are banned until I get to the office), nothing that will make me look better to anyone (looking at you, Instagram stories), but just the good stuff I…

  • Career,  Personal,  Wellness

    Trying to Find Contentment When All I Want to Do is Compare (Repost)

    Originally published on The Everygirl During the summers between my semesters of college, I found myself back at my parents home in Massachusetts, working a job I didn’t love and being far from my friends. I was making money, building relationships with my family that I love, and getting to spend lots of uninterrupted time with myself — but every morning, I would pull out my phone and scroll through the Instagram stories and posts of my friends traveling abroad, and the jealousy got too real. Why does she get to go to Spain for six weeks and drink espresso in the plaza? Why do they get to backpack through…

  • Wellness

    5 Reasons It’s Totally Okay To Say “No” To A Relationship (Repost)

    This article was originally published on The Everygirl   Dating and relationships can be ~the best~, but moving from one stage to the next can be big-time nerve-wracking. Sometimes it can feel like, as a woman, you’ll always be interested in having a relationship — but what if you’re not? Here are some reasons that it’s perfectly okay to say “thanks, but no thanks” to a relationship proposition from anyone. 1. You’re just not that into it Maybe you went on a few dates and they were good but not, like, good. Just because you were feeling it at one point doesn’t mean that you’ve got to be feeling it all the…