Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…

...and names will also hurt me A couple weeks ago, I posted some diary entries from my middle school years. Looking back at those posts was really hard; not only were most of them cringe-worthy, but my heart broke reading some of the ones I didn't post. Grade 7 was a hard time for me. ...

Book Review: Women, Food, and God

(or Women, Food, and a Side of Goop) Welcome to the first edition of Wellness Wednesday! Today, I'm reviewing Geneen Roth's book Women, Food, and God, which is about our relationship with food, and how the endless cycle of bingeing and dieting is just a way to fill the parts of our lives that feel empty ...

2017 Holiday Decor Trends

(or My Christmas Starts... NOW!) Everyone has a different measure for when it's socially acceptable to start celebrating the holidays, whether it's after Remembrance Day, after US Thanksgiving, or not until December 1. For me, the holidays really start the day of the Jolly Holly Festive Tour in my home town. The tour always runs ...

GET EXCITED: Sephora VIB Sale!

Editor's note: This is not sponsored content. I'm just addicted to Sephora. If you're even half as obsessed with Sephora as I am, you're probably already well aware of Sephora's semi-annual sale that gets VIB and Rouge members 20% off. But, even if you're just getting started in your Sephora journey, fear not! You can ...

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Introducing: Wellness Wednesdays

(or Look, Ma! A Weekly Series!) A few weeks ago, I asked one of my best friends for ideas of what I could blog about. She suggested I do a weekly series. I loved the idea, but was having trouble thinking of a topic that I could make into a series. I let the idea ...

My Management Philosophy

(or Am I Girlboss-ing Yet?) I know it's not a standard anniversary that people acknowledge, but four years ago last Friday was my first day as a manager. I remember being absolutely terrified, even though I'd effectively been managing the team for months--the fact that it was now official made it seem a lot harder. ...

The Secret Diary of Julie Palmer: Part 2

(or F--k, I Was an Awkward Pre-teen) I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had some more diary entries to post. These ones are from when I was around middle school age, and they're just as awkward as the first batch--actually, more so. Here they are, with my present-day commentary. August 19, 1994 (10 ...

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