One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend!New York City, seen from HobokenThis week really illustrated to me how influential my meditation and yoga practice has been in slowly but surely shifting my attitude when things go wrong. I used to be so incredibly reactive, stressed out and prone to monumental freak-outs over the smallest things–and I won’t lie, there are still some situations that just set me off for no good reason. But! I got caught in the most ridiculous and unexpected downpour while biking to work one morning–and actually laughed the entire way. I found out that I was cut in the final edits from a national commercial that I was SO excited about being in–and I figured it would just open the door for the next opportunity. And in the middle of a fairly crazy work week with last-minute deadlines, I was able to stay calm and productive instead of frenzied and all over the place. And I meditated twice a day, every day! Totally worth it.

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Postcard from Mystic

One of the things that I really truly believe is that you don’t need to go far away to have an excellent travel experience: just the act of escaping from the everyday can be refreshing in itself. And that’s why I’m such a huge proponent for quick weekend escapes, especially from New York City: trips […]

April 23, 2015 Continue reading…

A flower-filled visit to the New York Botanical Garden

Full disclosure: if you do not like flowers, you are going to hate this post, and I will not even be mad if you close out of it immediately (although I would be a little sad because as Ralph Waldo Emerson said: the earth laughs in flowers). That said: ALL OF THE FLOWERS ARE AHEAD. […]

April 21, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 4.17.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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A weekend in Connecticut, via Instagram

It’s no secret that Connecticut is one of my favorite weekend destinations from New York City: an easy two-hour drive, and suddenly, you’re surrounded by fresh air and open skies and delicious seafood and small town living. We opted for a seaside escape this time: we stayed at the lovely Inn at Mystic, ate all of […]

April 16, 2015 Continue reading…

Notes on authenticity

I received an email the other day, and the first sentence was: “You’re living my dream life.” It was flattering, and yet, a bit jarring: am I even living my own dream life? Because, in all seriousness, the life I imagine in my dreams does not involve fluorescent lights and subway rats and forking over […]

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Of the moment // 4.10.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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