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

Back At The Opera

On Thursday night, at the tail end of the Polar Vortex in Chiberia, I attended the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the second time with my friend Sarah! We saw La bohème, an opera by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Richard Jones, and conducted by Stegano Sarzani. Though I absolutely loved seeing Il trovatore a few… Continue reading Back At The Opera

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes | A Review

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is a new release on Netflix, created and directed by Joe Berlinger. The four part series further explores infamous serial killer Ted Bundy who was active in seven American states from the years 1974 to 1979 and has upwards of 30 murdered victims, some of whom are… Continue reading Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes | A Review

Smörgåsbord V

Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay in postings this week. Work has been insanely busy and I just have been harder pressed for time. That said, I had some ideas a-brewin` and I decided since they're rather miscellaneous or komono (thanks Marie Kondo), I would do another round of Smörgåsbord! Alright Volume V; let's do… Continue reading Smörgåsbord V

New Netflix Recs

Let me start by mentioning a woke up with my bathroom ceiling caving in and leaking water this morning. On top of stress I'm dealing with, this was not the surprise I wanted to deal with first thing on a Sunday. It further supports the notion that I ought to move when my lease is… Continue reading New Netflix Recs

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?

I Tried The KonMari Method

This week, I decided to check out a newer series on Netflix called, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Seeing the words, "tidying up" immediately caught my attention because while I'm certainly not at an OCD level of tidiness, I really like for my personal spaces to be neat, both and home and work. Marie Kondo is a decluttering guru,… Continue reading I Tried The KonMari Method

Disordered Eating: The Brain vs. The Power of Will

I've always thought that eating disordered behavior functions much like an addiction given that your brain activity and patterns can directly correlate to the type of disordered eating behaviors you exhibit and how you recover. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, "Researchers have identified specific neurobiological differences in the brains of people with anorexia,… Continue reading Disordered Eating: The Brain vs. The Power of Will