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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 the sequence–so much so that I couldn’t even finish the class, […]

August 13, 2014 Continue reading…

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, I’m not successful enough as a blogger, I’m not a […]

August 6, 2014 Continue reading…

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 was tempted to speak up, to tell her that not only are the streets […]

June 25, 2014 Continue reading…

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 for success. I have no qualms about saying I was bossy as a kid. […]

March 14, 2014 Continue reading…

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 mind from racing. I took yoga […]

February 28, 2014 Continue reading…

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 (even when you’re not even sure how they got in your feed). It’s […]

September 10, 2013 Continue reading…

Moving to and making it in New York City

I wonder sometimes about the ratio of native New Yorkers to transplants: it seems like every other person I meet is originally from across the country or across the world. This city is the ultimate beacon for young people, and I honestly think that it has to be one of the best places to spend […]

August 6, 2013 Continue reading…