Podcasts That Will Make You Smile

I recently had my usual visit with my psychiatrist (not my therapist, but the doc that prescribes my medication). We talked about my problem with shallow breathing and panic attacks, and she asked what I’ve been doing each day to bring happiness into my life. I stared blankly at the Facetime screen. “You need to […]

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What I’ve Learned From a Year in Therapy

I’ve been going to therapy once per week for about a year now. It’s the first time I’ve been consistent about it, and the first time I’ve developed a real connection with a therapist.  The other day, my dad asked me if my anxiety was better. I told him that’s not really how it works. […]

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Wear a (Cute) Mask!

It’s time to face the facts: we’re going to be wearing masks for the foreseeable future. When it seemed like more of a temporary thing, buying stylish face coverings was far from the top of our priority lists. Now, though, we might as well make our protective masks fashionable, right? I’ve rounded up some cute […]

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My Body Is Not My Worth

I’ve spent so many years battling my body. Let me put that another way. I’m only 28, yet I’ve spent more than half of my life critiquing the skin I live in.  When I type that out, it makes me so incredibly sad. Here I am, a strong, smart, kind woman—reducing my worth to the […]

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Book Review: Salt in My Soul

A month or two ago, I finished a powerful memoir that had been on my to-be-read list before it even came out.  But it was a read I needed to sit with. As much as it shook me to my core—tears during the last several chapters included—I couldn’t just run to my computer and type […]

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Concealer Wars

For years, I used the same concealer by E.L.F. Thick enough to provide full coverage but not cakey, I never strayed from it. I had it in different shades for different seasons of paleness. Then, one day, I went to stock back up…and it was gone! I gave a different concealer of theirs a shot […]

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Book Review: The Last Mrs. Parrish

Big Little Lies meets Gone Girl in Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish. A new woman is in town—a ritzy, gossip-filled Connecticut town, at that. And she’s here to shake things up. Amber Patterson feels virtually invisible. She wasn’t born into wealth and she’s sick of watching from afar as socialite Daphne Parrish rules the […]

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