I Accidentally Became Vegan

I Accidentally Became Vegan

This is how I accidentally became a vegan: One month ago today, I caught the flu. My body felt like it was in one of the layers of hell. I had all your typical flu symptoms: chills, general malaise, full-body aches, a fever, my throat was on fire, and the mucous. ALL that mucous! TMI, … Read More

The Benefits of Cocooning

The Benefits of Cocooning

Cocooning Energizes Introverts Cocooning benefits every personality type. As a person who most often identifies as an extroverted introvert, or ambivert, it’s incredibly important that I nurture and restore my introverted nature so that I may reap the benefits of my extroversion later on. The world can be too “peopley,” and the inundation of energy … Read More

Unbelonging

Unbelonging

Why Does No One Look Like Me? I consumed all visual American media. I rarely experienced connecting with a version of myself. During my childhood and early adolescence, the only two faces that looked like mine on television were Trini Kwan played by Thuy Trang (the Yellow Power Ranger), and Margaret Cho, from “All American … Read More

Springing into Your Best Life

Springing into Your Best Life

Life Blooms Anew As the weather warms and the earth awakens into its verdant splendor, the sluggishness of winter falls away. In a few short weeks, life anew will bloom, buzz, and flutter about us, reminding us that we survived the cold desolation of winter. Fresh opportunities abound as we position ourselves to grow alongside … Read More

For the Love of Pets

For the Love of Pets

Proud Pet Parents Millennials and members of Gen Z are increasingly choosing an alternative type of parenthood. The cost of living is outrageous and scientists say that irreversible damage to the earth is on the horizon – it’s no wonder young people are choosing not to have babies. While previous generations focused on procreating, younger … Read More

100 Percent Pure

100 Percent Pure

Healthy, Pure Skincare and Cosmetics Your skin is your largest organ. Glowing, gorgeous skin protects everything underneath it and it deserves your very best. Because skin is like a sponge, keeping it healthy means being mindful of transdermal absorption – skin absorbs hella stuff we put on it. With that in mind, I thought I’d … Read More

Reducing Social Media Anxiety

Reducing Social Media Anxiety

Silenced Notifications My iPhone is always set to silent. The tiny switch on the left-hand side is perpetually clicked to show the red part. My favorite texting app is literally the only thing with the notification on vibrate. I wasn’t always this anti-notification or anti-social media updates. My relationship with technology evolved around the same … Read More

Treat Beauty

Treat Beauty

The Best Lip Balm on the Market Guys, I have a serious healthy obsession: I’ve been addicted to lip balm for over a decade, and I think I’ve met my moisturizing match. Let me tell you about this bomb-@$$ balm.Treat Beauty lip balms are three times the size of regular ol‘ lip balms, and they … Read More

Pen15 on Hulu is Genius

Pen15 on Hulu is Genius

Reliving Adolescent Awkwardness Hulu is a treasure trove of bingeable original content. At the top of my list is the super-relatable comedy Pen15. Many moons ago I, too, was an awkward teenager with a best friend who accompanied me during the traumatic and sometimes hilarious navigation of the landmine known as middle and high school. … Read More

The Platinum Rule

The Platinum Rule

What’s That? The Platinum Rule is simple: Treat others the way they want to be treated. I obsessed over the Platinum Rule while I was writing my first book, Become Your Own Bliss.  So much so, that I dedicated an entire chapter to explaining it and the various scenarios it should be employed. It occurred to me that although … Read More