Taking Up Space

Below is the full piece I started to share on my Instagram today. It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my body image for years. Between being a woman in today’s society and living in a chronically ill body that doesn’t give me much control over how I look or feel, my mind has become […]

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My March Reads

A day late…but hopefully not a dollar short. Happy reading, friends! Colorfully yours, Haley We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange—3.5/5 I obviously had no choice but to read this. Not only do I share a last name with the characters, but my dad has always said the phrase “We are the Brennans” when he […]

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My February Reads

I was hoping to get this posted while it was still February, but I feel like one week into March basically counts. Happy reading! Colorfully yours, Haley All the Money in the World by Robert Anthony Siegel—2/5 Friends have been telling me to track my books on Goodreads for a while now. But, I like(d) […]

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My January Reads

Do I talk too much about books? Probably. Am I going to keep doing it anyway? You betcha. Here are my reviews of the books I read this month: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig—3.75/5 You may have noticed that this was my first virtual book club pick of the year. As I discussed via […]

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Protein-Packed Baked Goods

I’m always trying to up my protein intake…and always in the mood for a sweet treat. I have Pinterest boards full of lightened-up dessert and snack recipes that’ve been collecting proverbial dust for years. I finally put two of them to good use and was pleasantly surprised with the results. First up are these Banana […]

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A Letter to My Nana

Nana. Nan. Virginia. Vee. Ma. You went by many names, but the one I feel luckiest to have called you is “friend.” Lots of people are close with their grandparents, but it feels like a rare privilege that I was able to call my grandmother my friend, too.  Nowadays, people in my generation seem to […]

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