Laughter is the Best Medicine

We all know that laughter is the best medicine and we can’t take life too seriously, but check out this article from Best Life: 20 Crazy Benefits of Laughter–No Joke.

30 Before 30

Happy Birthday to Me!  Yesterday was my 29th birthday, so I think I need to step my game up–it’s time for an epic to-do list: my 30 Before 30 List. I looked at a lot of other 30-before-30’s online, and seeing them made me reflect on how full and exciting my life has been thus…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

The classic duet Baby, It’s Cold Outside has always been one of my most favorite holiday songs–but unfortunately it perpetuates the stereotype of men conniving women to spend the night with them even after they’ve repeatedly said “no”.  Nothing screams Christmas cheer like sexual coercion, right?  But I grew up listening to this song with the scent…

My Graduation Day

One might think that a Master’s graduation would be the best day of someone’s life (unless they’re married or have a baby or something like that).  It’s certainly the loftiest accomplishment of mine thus far, especially from such a fine Ivy League institution in the Greatest City in the World (yes, I’m talking about Columbia University).  And…

Amazing! Must Read: Stop Saying “I Have A Boyfriend” — Eberhardt Smith

I can’t believe how simply and eloquently this is put, but for so many women it’s an unconsidered game-changer.  Whether you’re married, single, gay, straight, or anything else, give this a read and pass it on to all the females you love: Stop Saying “I Have A Boyfriend” — Eberhardt Smith.  

This Year I’m Thankful for Technology and Honesty

Today is recycle day in my town and as I was going to my car to go to school I threw something in the bin at the curb.  I was just in time because the recycle truck came before I even turned on my ignition.  So once in my car, I checked my purse (as…

Strengths Quiz

I recently started reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor and I came across a section where he talks about “signature strengths” — or things that you’re uniquely good at.  There was a link in the book to http://www.viame.org/ where you can take a free quiz to find out your own strengths.  You do have to sign…

Ladies: Speak Up At Work

I recently read an article in Cosmopolitan Magazine called “Can Looking Too Young Hurt You At Work?” (Feb. 2013 issue, pg. 113).  The article’s author Marissa Hermanson wrote about her struggles with feeling that her age and appearance misrepresented her as a professional — well I not only look young, but I know I could…