On battered & shattered expectations.

On battered & shattered expectations.

  Honestly, I sometimes dream about making this blog less hygge. For those living under a rock, hygge is the Danish word for cozy and this funny obsession that many writers and shows have mocked as people have flocked to build a "hygge lifestyle" in an attempt to solve all of their world's problems. The New Yorker piece called "Is [...]

The power & beauty of showing up to the same place at the same time.

The power & beauty of showing up to the same place at the same time.

  I remember the first time I cried in front of these women, the same four women I have met with in the same place at the same time for the last two years. Not just an ordinary cry where one delicate tear streams down your cheek, the kind where Kate Middleton might lightly dab [...]

You’re too busy to read this.

You’re too busy to read this.

If you must know, I am studying the 1965 issue of Good Housekeeping for a self-inflicted research project. Today, I read the make-up tutorials section on page 113 of this magazine that must weigh the same as my friend's newborn baby. How to become the always-busy beauty who stays pretty all day. I just washed my face and [...]

Man Jogging.

He jogs—every day. Some days it seems like every hour of every day. On days when I need a mental health day and I go for a walk around 9 am, I see him jogging. On days when I work from home and I go for a walk at lunch around noon, I see him [...]

Career Counseling.

Tell me about your three earliest memories. Tell me about your three favorite magazines or TV shows. Tell me about your three childhood heroes. Tell me the quote that you live by.  It seems like you enjoy telling stories.  It seems like you look up to people who are adventurous and you want to be [...]