As fun as the holidays are, they can also be super duper draining. I don't pretend to know the secrets to balancing it all in the best possible way, but I do have some suggestions for having fun and and avoiding feeling bad, mentally or physically. Part of me is creating this post as a… Continue reading Survival Tips for The Holidays
If you know me, this may surprise you. You may even disagree. The truth is that I am an extroverted introvert. An introvert can be defined as a shy, reticent person. That's not the case for me. I am socialable, outgoing, and very far from shy. Some may consider me gregarious and really open. All of… Continue reading The Joys and Challenges of Being an Extroverted Introvert
Without further ado, I present you with a curated gift guide that covers all the bases I could think of! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah; enjoy this holiday season and don't be a Scrooge; treat your loved ones to more than just a basic gift card or cash! Please let me know if you end up choosing… Continue reading Megan’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!
Hello! I started my Saturday morning around 8am preparing for a walk, as opposed to my usual Bodypump class. I did this for two reasons. One, I've had another mini neck strain that requires lower key exercise, and two, time is running out before the leaves all fall. Luckily, it is such a beautiful day… Continue reading Sweet November: A Walk in Lincoln Park
Recently, I've been doing some new activities for me, relating to physical health. On Sunday of last week, I did a hot yoga class with my friend Kylie, which prompted me to sign up for more via ClassPass given my two week free trial. The next day, I did a competitive cycling class (which I… Continue reading Branching Out
Hello friends. I got a lot done that has essentially been looming over me for awhile. It really started with an impromptu organization of all my papers at home. I feel like a mafioso or grandmother (or both) when I say "my papers" and I quite enjoy that. Retirement statements, insurance policies, lease agreements, oh… Continue reading I Vant to Be Alone! Or Do I?
As I'm approaching my thirties, I am thinking more and more about skin care with regards to anti-aging (it's not too early to think about prevention!). While I do moisturize and apply facial sunscreen on a daily basis, I'm trying to be more thoughtful about what I want my skincare products and practices to accomplish.… Continue reading The Anti-Aging A-Team!
Self-compassion is something that I've been ruminating over more recently. The lack of self-compassion has also been a chronic issue for me for many years. I'd be remiss if I didn't thank my therapist for sending me some resources to explore this subject, in particular a blog post by Dr. Kristin Neff, "Why We Need… Continue reading Self-Compassion
On Saturday night, I went to visit and sleepover at my dear friend Arie's newer home in Evanston. We had a girl's night, which included face masks by Tony Moly, delicious and very healthy snacks prepared by Arie, and a couple of movies interrupted frequently by our typical disjointed chats, talking about everything in our… Continue reading The Tale
Part III and the conclusion of The Closet Diaries covers my "linen closet", where I'm storing my accessories as well as my linens and towels. I have a fair amount of jewelry, sunglasses, scarves and other miscellaneous items without a proper home. My goal in all of this was to have my closets be more… Continue reading Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries