One thing to fully relax

One thing that I try to do fairly regularly (but without much success): completely disconnect. Although I meditate for 20 minutes every morning with my phone on airplane mode, it’s not always a complete escape: there’s often a frolicking pug at my feet, sirens outside my window, that day’s to-do list threatening to intrude on […]

March 22, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 3.17.17

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 […]

March 17, 2017 Continue reading…

St Lucia + Dominica: on video!

We’ve been greeted by quite the blast of cold weather in New York City! Snowstorm Stella and the resulting frigid temperatures, subway delays and knee-high slush puddles have left me daydreaming about the Caribbean paradise we just left. So if you need a quick five-minute break from the chill of winter (or just the drudgery […]

March 16, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to ask when you’re afraid

One of the things that I find really helpful when I’m feeling nervous about something (whether it’s big or small) is to ask myself one question: “What’s the worst that can happen?”  in traveling and life, we often overestimate the risks or worry about the things we can’t control. We expend all of our energy worrying […]

March 15, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes from a honeymoon

We’re back from a wonderful honeymoon to the islands of Saint Lucia and Dominica! As David quipped: “So far every day of marriage has felt like a tropical paradise.” Ha! Putting that to the test now that we’ve been reunited with our pug on the eve of a blizzard. One of the things that I […]

March 13, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to help with the winter blues

Scandinavia is infamous for its long, dark winters and famed for its happy people , and it’s no doubt that those two things can be (partially) explained by its sauna culture. Saunas are viewed as necessities, not luxuries: they help with physical and mental relaxation, and often serve as social meeting spots.  Although we’ve had a […]

March 8, 2017 Continue reading…

The best list of beach reads, V3

It’s no secret by now that I love to read, and I read often. That said, I’m not much for the reading challenges that seem to be all the rage these days or setting goals around the number of books I want to read. I’d say I average about a book a week, but there are […]

March 6, 2017 Continue reading…