• I Broke My Streak On MyFitnessPal
    Fitness,  Mental Health,  Personal

    I Broke My Streak On MyFitnessPal

    This post isn’t actually on my editorial calendar for the month (don’t hold me to it, but this may be a 3 post week)!  I’m writing because a few days ago, I accidentally broke my 290-day streak of logging meals on MyFitnessPal. Initially, I was disappointed to come so close to the year mark- I even had a post in mind for when I crossed the 360 day threshold. In the time that’s transpired since, I’ve wrestled with whether or not I was going to address it, if it was even that big of a deal, and almost without meaning to, here I am.  I want to write this post…

  • How to stay sane during the holidays
    Mental Health,  Personal

    How To Stay Sane During The Holidays

    Although the holiday season certainly is a joyous time of year, filled with friends and family, it’s also widely considered to be easily one of the most stressful periods.  Whether it’s financial woes, family drama, or workplace stress that has you down, it’s important to make sure you’re keeping your mental health at the forefront this holiday season. That may look different person to person, but there are a few key things to keep in mind.  Gifts don’t matter if you aren’t present.  I love this one. Too often, we’re concerned with showing our affection in materialistic ways, afraid of upsetting someone in even the most obscure of degrees.  So,…

  • 10 Secret Santa Gifts Under $25
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    10 Secret Santa Gifts Under $25

    *Note: This post is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of the companies linked to below, just a list of my personal top picks 🙂 Hey! Long time no see- I wish I could say that I’ve been sick, or especially busy (although the holiday season is always hectic, both in terms of my work life and personal life). After a weekend spent NOT writing or scheduling posts, and instead watching every BBC Jane Austen adaptation, it’s time to get back on track.  Some work friends and I have been organizing a company-wide Secret Santa, and the names of everyone participating are going to be locked in as of…

  • What I'm Thankful For, thanksgiving, give thanks
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    What I’m Thankful For

    Happy almost turkey day, everyone!  I follow this mindfulness guru named Jack Kornfield, and subscribe to his semi-regular newsletter. I have to confess that I don’t always read them, but being that it’s a holiday week, the title caught my eye: Gratitude and Abundance.  Now, it’s strange, but my mind instantly envisioned a cornucopia, or “horn of plenty”. For those of you who may not know, a cornucopia is an object shaped like a goat’s horn, usually overflowing with the bounty of a harvest: fruits, nuts, etc. It’s a symbol of abundance and good fortune, and is commonly seen today as that weird-looking wicker centerpiece at many Thanksgivings, like the one…

  • 10 Stress Relief Tips For The Workaholic
    Career,  Mental Health,  Personal

    10 Stress Relief Tips For The Workaholic

    Hi, it’s me, the queen of stress. ha, ha. If you caught the fake in that laugh, you’re prob right, because I tell you now, today I am stressed. I’ve caught myself going down this rabbit hole for a few weeks now, and I’ve kind of been lax to stop it. Usually, I am really good about practicing consistent self-care throughout the work week, but over the past 2-3 weeks, I’ve felt like I don’t have an “off” button. The holidays are right around the corner, which means that it’s a very busy time for marketers. The account I work on currently is ramping up, and I, in turn, am…

  • Celebrating World Mental Health Day!
    Mental Health,  Personal

    Celebrating World Mental Health Day!

    Hey, everyone. It feels really good to be back on a regular posting schedule again. Do you know what else feels good? Living in a society where open discourse on mental health is emerging as a widely accepted- and encouraged- way of life. Seriously. It feels unbelievably good to open up my laptop, log on to the internet (which is a place historically fraught with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows) and find a growing community of boss babes and men in touch with their freaking feelings, talking openly and honestly about their struggles and their journey, and supporting one another. I’ve said in the past that I…

  • 5 Fun Couples Costume Ideas
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    5 Fun Couples Costume Ideas

    Guess who’s back, back again?! With spooky szn officially under way, I wanted to make my triumphant return to my regular blogging schedule with a fun, light read on some potential couples costumes for Halloween. Last year, Mike and I went as Westley and Buttercup from The Princess Bride, which is far and away my favorite movie of all time. It was fun, but I’m looking to switch it up this year with a funny, matchy-matchy costume. Being one half of a relationship, it can sometimes be tough to agree on a matching theme- but I always say it’s better to go cute and quirky than weirdly suggestive. (there are…

  • sign, 10 things Marketing teaches you about life
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    10 Things Marketing Teaches You About Life

    I kind of fell into marketing by accident. As a kid, I was always fascinated with art in general: music, poetry, dance, theatre, sculpture, all of it spoke strongly to a kid that was hyper-sensitive to the feelings of others, as well as hyper-aware of how their thoughts and feelings were being perceived by peers in the real world. But the joke of it was- I had (and have) very little in the way of artistic talent. I can’t carry a tune, definitely don’t have any rhythm, and have had only a modicum of success writing fiction as a hobby (no manuscript ever completed, nothing has seen the light of…

  • couple, moving to syracuse
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    Moving To Syracuse!

    So yesterday, I found out that someone stole my credit card information and used it to purchase fish food at a pet store in Detroit, Michigan. I was shopping at the mall and my card got declined at H&M, it was all very embarrassing. And frustrating, since this is the second time someone’s managed to siphon money from an account of mine. That being said, I wanted to take the time today to reflect more on the positives of the last two weeks, because Mike and I actually have achieved a milestone we’ve been talking about practically the entire time we’ve been dating: We moved to Syracuse! We’ve been living…

  • laptop, work hard anywhere, what I've learned from a year of full time work
    Career,  Personal

    What I’ve Learned From A Year Of Full-Time Work

    Hey, everyone. This is gonna be a short one. I just wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on my one year work anniversary. This one is significant since it also marks the first full year of full-time work in my career field. I’ve mentioned before that since my junior year of college, I have always held some sort of job relating to public relations, communications or marketing. But it was a part-time gig I held working the music festival, and it didn’t approach full-time hours until a month or two prior to the festival. I used to feel insecure about the term “part-time” work, but I’m truly grateful for…