On Aging & Motherhood

"The One Thing Jennifer Aniston Won't Eat". "How Hailey and Justin Keep Their Marriage Spicy". These are the types of headlines I've noticed from Vogue as of late. In spite of this disappointing clickbait fodder, now and then they publish interesting and substantial articles. One that caught my attention recently is "This Is 40—And Pregnant",… Continue reading On Aging & Motherhood

Stress Management & Self Compassion

Good morning all. What a week it has been. I took a mental health day earlier in the week due to my stress levels hitting fever pitch. All of the stress I was feeling was essentially self-imposed, but it was not any less real or painful to me. It's a pattern I'm familiar with. When… Continue reading Stress Management & Self Compassion

On February, Your Twenties, and Joan Didion

Hello, it's been a week or so since my last post. Haven't been particularly inspired by anything; sometimes you just need to live to be inspired. Friday night became quite the extravaganza I didn't expect and normally wouldn't like as I was more or less a sleeping-and-eating machine the next day and my plans to… Continue reading On February, Your Twenties, and Joan Didion

Free Solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ4SW7WU On President's Day, I made a rare excursion to the movie theatre to see a movie I was only made aware of the day before, called Free Solo. Produced by National Geographic, this film documents professional rock climber, Alex Honnold's, successful ascent to the top of El Capitan's 900-metre vertical rock face, located in… Continue reading Free Solo

The Landslide’s Bringing Them Down

My fandom with Fleetwood Mac began several years ago now, and while I'm not quite as obsessed as I was upon my discovery of their music, they'll always be one of my favorite bands in one of my favorite genres of music. One might argue their true heyday was in the late 1970s to early… Continue reading The Landslide’s Bringing Them Down

February Goings On

Hello all! How is everything going with you? I feel that many of my friends are going through a surge in busyness in the business realm and I am no exception. Sometimes it's hard to find the energy to write after a long day, but much like working out, it makes me feel better when… Continue reading February Goings On

Winter Blues

It's been a really odd week, to say the least. The dangerous weather in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday left a lot of people cooped up in their homes for safety. On Wednesday, I did not leave my apartment one time, even though it looked beautiful outside with bright, clear blue skies and an appearance… Continue reading Winter Blues

How Do You Quiet Your Mind?

January, for my line of work, is busy season! And as exciting and energizing as it is, it can be very difficult to "turn it off" and quiet my mind. Think about it: you're suddenly laying in bed attempting to lull yourself to sleep after a jam packed day full of meetings, emails, and phone… Continue reading How Do You Quiet Your Mind?