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Notes on being lucky

"On social media, we all want to be seen as ducks, a term researchers at Stanford University came up with to convey how, like the animal, young women want to be seen as gliding serenely along, but in fact under the surface are paddling ferociously."...
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If you want to travel the world

The email I often find in my inbox goes a little something like this: I'm unhappy/bored/trapped in my current lifestyle. I want to travel the world. How did you do it? How can I do it? For the sake of efficiency and maybe for everyone else who's...
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When it rains, it pours and notes on what’s happening next

Here's what the last couple of weeks have looked like: I'd accepted one job offer, put in my two weeks' notice, went through three rounds of interviews in 48 hours for another position (that was cleared by HR on the day that I put in my two weeks'),...
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Notes on life lessons from a party school

One of the things I love about the end of summer and start of fall is that feeling of new beginnings: it conjures up freshly-sharped pencils and crisp, blank notebooks, a bright backpack and a brand-new pair of shoes. I always loved going back to...
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The key to confidence: take action

Yesterday on my Facebook page, I posted: Today I taught my first real yoga class: one hour of teaching strangers how to stretch their bodies and calm their mind in exchange for money(!). Last week, I had a meltdown while trying to teach my boyfriend...
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The key to confidence: think less

Here's the thing: I choose joy about 80% of the time (hey yo 80-20 rule!). The other 20% of the time, I let myself go into a seemingly-endless loop of personal negativity: there's not enough money in the bank, I'm not successful enough in marketing,...
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Travel: it’s all relative

When I was in Turkey, I overheard an American girl complaining (rather loudly and rather annoyingly) about how Turkish people were littering. "How can people do this in their own country? It's disgusting! We would never do this back in America." I...
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Why girls need to be bossy

Earlier this week, a campaign came out to #banbossy: backed by female leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce, it's been getting plenty of press. Because, you know, they were called bossy when they were girls and it's somehow ruined their potential...
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Exciting news: I’m going to be a yoga teacher!

I've been practicing yoga on and off for about 10 years. After my first knee surgery at 14, my mom signed us up for a set of classes through our local rec center. I hated it: I had such a hard time slowing down, controlling my breathing, stopping my...
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Comparison is the thief of joy

Comparison is the thief of joy.  It’s one of those things that you know, you KNOW, even though you can’t quite stop comparing yourself to your friends and your neighbors and your co-workers and bloggers and the people you follow on Instagram...
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