Talking Shop

Hey, friends! Long time no see. Or, in your case, read.  I reached out to my Instagram followers on my personal account the other day to find out what you all would like to see more of. Some of you were super helpful, some of you trolled me, and most of you just watched my story […]

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Book Review: Sweetbitter

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Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter has been on my list for a while. When it first came out, it was on every “must read” list I came across. I actually borrowed it from the library at one point, but couldn’t get into it at the time. Sometimes our lives just aren’t in the right place for certain books…and […]

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Let it Out, Honey: Journaling

Really hope you guys got that Mean Girls reference. Anyway… It’s pretty obvious that I love to write. That’s why I started this blog, after all, and it’s what I do for a living, too! While I spend most of my day in front of a computer screen, I love getting my hands on a […]

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Are Therapy & Dating the Same Thing?

Therapy is like dating. To be more specific, finding a suitable therapist is like finding a suitable significant other. In both cases, you do lots of research. Insurance websites and doctor rating sites aren’t so different from dating apps and social media stalking. Do they look normal? Are they accomplished? Where are they from? Where’d […]

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Book Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give may be in the Young Adult genre, but it should be read by everyone living in this country, regardless of age. My soon-to-be sister-in-law gave me this one after hearing glowing reviews from her students.  The novel by Angie Thomas is narrated by Starr, a 16-year-old black girl straddling the line […]

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The Year of Investing in Myself

I’m a little over a week late on posting my New Year’s resolutions…but better late than never! I wanted to take the time to put some real thought into them. While I definitely want to eat healthier and work out more (AKA the “typical” resolutions) there are a lot of other things I can do […]

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Medication Generation

Some people think that depression is just a “trend.” That it’s become not only mainstream and acceptable to say that you have depression, but that it has actually become cool. One quick scan of Twitter will reveal that half of our feeds are covered in jokes and memes about being depressed. And, just like with anything else, […]

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Cinnamon Crunch Banana Muffins

As I touched on in one of my most recent posts, my apartment in CT had a roach problem. I didn’t go into detail about how bad it really was, and a food post probably isn’t the place to…but basically, I didn’t use my kitchen for the last five-or-so months of living there. Needless to […]

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Listen Up: My Favorite Podcasts

Before I started commuting from Connecticut to New York every day, I did not understand the whole podcast thing. Whenever I tried listening to one, I found myself focusing in on the host’s voice and, frankly, letting it bug me to death. For those of you that have heard me speak, you’re probably rolling your […]

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