April 2014

Notes on doing the thing that scares you

Fear is a tricky thing. In many ways, it’s meant to protect us: it’s a mental shield to keep us from doing things that are physically dangerous or emotionally risky. Fear keeps our feet firmly on the ground, our words safely in our minds, our selves squarely where we should be (instead of where we […]

April 15, 2014 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 4.11.14

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 […]

April 11, 2014 Continue reading…

Date idea: a show at the Carlyle!

The Upper East Side seems like a whole different world from Brooklyn: the sidewalks are clean, the glass is gleaming, the women wear furs without a hint of irony. The air smells more of glamour than garbage, and every building seems to have a storied history (whether of the Rockefeller or Gossip Girl era). The […]

April 10, 2014 Continue reading…

When practice, not perfection, is the goal

Yoga is one of those things that, intrinsically, should make you a better person. Steadier in breath and thought, more open in body and mind; adaptable, flexible, considerate. The past month, I’ve been doing a lot of yoga. The first thing I do when I wake up now is a series of sun salutations and a […]

April 8, 2014 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 4.4.14

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 […]

April 4, 2014 Continue reading…

Date idea: helicopter lessons!

When it comes to gifts, I’m particular about what I like: spa treatments, fresh flowers and experiences. Instead of jewelry or clothes or any tangible thing, I’d rather do something new or go somewhere beautiful: share the sweet anticipation, enjoy the time together, savor the memory. For Christmas this year, my boyfriend nailed it: he […]

April 3, 2014 Continue reading…