There's still a place for Girl Scouts today

There's still a place for Girl Scouts today
In a noisy media landscape, I caught on to nugget of news like everyone else that the Boy Scouts were going to start admitting girls. While a flurry of coverage was generated, including questions on what this meant for the Girl Scouts, I don’t know that it was as loud as other types of coverage,... Read more »

The Harvey Weinstein mess signals a need for change

By now, you’ve caught up with the fact that Harvey Weinstein fell from grace the weekend after the revelations about his seedy behavior came to light… And then he gets fired from the company bearing his name. When I see the story for what it is, it’s just so much bigger than another executive getting fired... Read more »

The five types of friends everyone should have

The five types of friends everyone should have
I’ll freely admit that my base of friends have changed drastically since my 20s. Over time, like many people are inclined to do, I’ve whittled down the “excess” and now keep a very tight, core network of people. Ultimately, it’s not about quantity, but about quality. Those friends that get you through stuff and make... Read more »
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What good love teaches you

What good love teaches you
Over the last few years — after the more random dating phase — I’ve  believed in having a level-headed, albeit “neutral” approach to love. To some degree, it’s been sort of how I treated my professional life: work hard, have a game plan, protect yourself and in the end, focus on what’s right for you. While... Read more »

Love yourself: A note on diversity and beauty

Love yourself: A note on diversity and beauty
So, like many, many, many people, I’ve had today’s world on my mind. And, even with occasional happy moments, it’s easy to feel consumed and lose perspective on the beauty within yourself if you can’t see it in the world around you. Truth of the matter is, there can be rays of positive that (if... Read more »

Cubs fans and dating in the World Series

Cubs fans and dating in the World Series
So, coming off the euphoria of Sunday’s win, we know the next few days are critical for the Chicago Cubs. I mean, we’re talking the World Series here. This is an important time for any Cubbie fan, which means it’s totally no-nonsense. As a baseball fan myself (Yankees, thank you very much), I can appreciate... Read more »
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Five songs about love and life to add to your playlists

Five songs about love and life to add to your playlists
While I’m all about finding words for everything (and sometimes have too many of them), I’ll admit that I’ve always turned to music to poetically articulate my feelings. And over the years, I’ve come across some amazing songs that in under five minutes get to the heart of it and maybe even a little more.... Read more »

Why holding hands should make you feel special

Why holding hands should make you feel special
When you’re dating someone, there are many moments that can feel absolutely amazing and special. especially those moments that seem so very grand! For me, though, there’s nothing that makes me feel more special than one tiny, innocent gesture: holding hands. There’s an innocence, yet deep desire and affection all tied into that gesture and... Read more »

Random, obvious lessons from Taylor Swift's breakups

Random, obvious lessons from Taylor Swift's breakups
I’ll admit that although I am not a committed Taylor Swift fan, there are a couple of truths I won’t ignore: (1) some of her music is pretty darn catchy and it’s so easy to get stuck in your head and (2) she’s so present in pop culture that it’s hard NOT to follow her.... Read more »
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An Open Letter to Guys Who Stare

An Open Letter to Guys Who Stare
Dear Guys (Who Like Admiring A Pretty Lady), I’ll admit I don’t address you directly very often. Instead, I keep my posts broad and typically spend a lot of time processing all I’ve learned as a result of my love life. However, this time around, I’ve decided to write you all an open letter in response to something that’s always... Read more »