You are Not Alone. I Understand. And You are Loved.

Depression.  Anxiety.  Tattoos.  Rape.  Race.  Religion.  PTSD.  Body Shapes.  Clothing Choices. So many stigmas surround every aspect of society today.  When and how did these stigmas begin?  Did one asshole just stand up one day and declare their disdain for another human’s characteristics or experiences, and then other assholes just decided that they agree? With…

Those Type A Blues.

“Type A Personality”: A temperament characterized by excessive ambition, aggression, competitiveness, drive, impatience, need for control, focus on quantity over quality and unrealistic sense of urgency.  It is commonly associated with risk of coronary disease and other stress-related ailments. I have ALWAYS been 1,000% that prototypical Type A person, overcome with OCD and anxiety, aka a…

Friends can be Fickle Foes, and It’s No One’s Fault.

This is a bit of a Part II to my previous post: Unicorn: Adult Best Friendships. I may be speaking from a place of bitter sadness, or this could just be a reality we refuse to accept or speak of. There are a ridiculous amount of quotes out there these days.  I am usually that annoying…

Mourning the Living Death of a Loved One to Addiction.

A Letter to ______________, It consumes your every fiber of being.  It hijacks each and every electrical pulse of your brainwaves, numbing and amplifying all of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors at all the wrong times.  It creates the strongest psychological and physical dependence you have ever known, isolating you into the blackest hole of…

Beauty Really is in the Eye of the Beholder.

Walking the streets of Seoul, Korea is what I imagine walking the runway during Fashion Week feels like.  Almost every person you walk past is dressed to the nines, with their perfectly imperfectly tailored blazers and dresses, to their trendy but classic sneakers, and clean haircuts, all with some slouchy, sporty ease. For women, the…

10 Days in 1 Carry-On.

There’s something about packing for a trip, that kicks your anxiety into high-gear, making you feel like you MUST pack every single thing you own that you love, like, or “might need” (just-in-case).  I am so guilty of this, and the first time it really hit me, was when we went to Hawaii.  My husband…

We are All in This [Life] Together.

Generally, I would say that I’m this type of person: “Am I just getting meaner, or are people just getting stupider?” ::does anything she can to avoid answering any phone call ever:: “I hate everyone.” “Mankind is evil.” But, for the past few months, I have developed a very strong interest in not only the…

“Lawyers don’t have tattoos.”

“Lawyers don’t have tattoos.”  Who decided that, and in what time period? At some point in my life, I unwillingly evolved into a “people-pleaser.”  I’m not sure that is the best term, but for as long as I can remember, I tried to hide certain aspects about myself to “fit in” or to “impress” the…

Personal Shopping Tips.

Friends and acquaintances always say (or joke) that they wish I could shop for them or be their personal shopper.  I would love to have that career – dress people for life and give solicited fashion advice.  But, I don’t know how realistic that is; so, for now, you get this blog (and my Instagram)….

Living Weekend to Weekend… no more.

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to…