Barcelona

I wrote this piece on Thursday, August 17, on the day when a van drove down La Rambla and into human beings; the day of a brutal attack. It was too fresh to post that day, and so I am publishing it now, a few days later, with no less heaviness in my heart. The photo above ...

11 things

The other day, in this post, I promised that I would blog more. Some of the blog posts will be long and serious, Some will be short, little vignettes. And some will be totally random. Welcome to totally random. This post is being brought to you by the fact that over the past few days I ...

We won

Last night, in an amazing game that did origami with my insides, our Philadelphia Eagles won the Superbowl. Did you catch that? The underdogs over here? We won. For me, this win meant so much; it is the ultimate Philly story (it is just so us); the story in and of itself is a pretty remarkable one; it gave hope to so ...

To persist.

Just when I thought that my daughter could not possibly amaze me more... I write this post while covered in dirt and a light sprinkling of mud; my hands are so tired that it is making the act of typing difficult; I feel achy in my abdominal muscles and back; my nose is red from being a bit cold; ...

Confidence

Confidence. It is a word used so often in our vernacular that I almost forget what it means, or, at the very least, I never stop to really and truly contemplate it as a word or concept. But confidence is this huge thing; it is what parents and teachers are supposed to instill in our kids; it is the ...

The Woman in the Window

There is a period in my twenties about which I have not written very much. In trying to think about why I have left this out of my story, when I share so much of my story, I think that it is because I wasn't always as open as I am, so sharing the story of ...

In College

I have written before about my time college; how my experience was certainly not traditional, but how it was oh so very meaningful. Am I happy that I chose to go to Barcelona at the age of 19? Of course. Had I not taken the untraditional college path, I would not have met my twin. ...

New Skin For my New Decade: SOOTHE by Rodan + Fields

Along with the launch of my new website back in December, I also simultaneously launched a partnership with Rodan + Fields and a couple of their top skincare consultants. I have written before about their entire product line and also specifically about my experience with their awesome lip products (I am still using my ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion ...

“Superstition ain’t the way.”

It started with a chair. Well, two chairs if I am being honest, but if you get the reference above then we are automatically better friends than we were before you opened this post. More on that, later. Two years ago, just after we closed on our new home, I went with my parents to the Rago ...

Happy Anniversary, sweet city.

This post is so hard to write. I know that I have some experience in writing hard posts, but this is a different kind of hard. Because although I have endured pain in the past year, there is unique, exquisite ache that comes with nostalgia, which is really the heart of this post. Nostalgia is defined as ...