Five Days on the West Coast: Days 1 and 2

For our honeymoon, we flew to San Francisco and drove down the 1 to Monterey Bay. I've split up these posts because they would be really long and maybe monotonous if I didn't. I'll add days 3 - 5 in a forthcoming post. We visited Baker beach after we landed and found our rental car. …

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Learning to Organize in my 30s

Since I watched several cleaning inspiration videos recently, I purchased tools that I learned about in the vids. I bought some of those Home Edit clear plastic modular organizing systems for different projects that have plagued me for years. Organization is new to me. I didn't even know what organized meant until a couple years …

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Why We Should Ditch the Term “Lame Duck”

Hello friend! As Malcolm, my husband (!!!), and I watched Meet the Press on our weekly Sunday morning date, something occurred to me that I've never noticed before -- which is a huge privilege that I haven't had to think about it. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Todd discussed the post mid-term "lame duck" session …

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Book Report: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer & Why You Should Add it to Your Reading List

Hello again, friends! I have been quiet the past few months because I got married and went on a honeymoon. It feels good to melt back into my familiar routine. This is a post I've had on the brain since I first discovered the magic of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings …

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How to Communicate with Tattoo Artists to get Exactly What you Want

Now that I have four tattoos, I'm obviously the expert, hah! However, I've accompanied many friends and with Malcolm to get them, and I have friends who own their own tattoo shops. I'm sure to their annoyance, I asked many stupid questions. Over the years, I learned that if you don't communicate exactly what you …

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Loving Myself Through It: Please Don’t Comment on My Body

Three years into my Intuitive Eating journey (click here for the lifechanging book by Evelyn Tribole, MS and Elyse Resch, MS), I've hit a new phase, and I'm not sure what to do about it. So I write. For some background, Intuitive Eating is not a diet, it's an anti-diet. It teaches you first to …

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