Friendship 101

It never ceases to amaze me how selfless, giving, and considerate my girlfriends are. These women are incredible; they balance careers, relationships, active social lives, and somehowΒ stillΒ find the time to send birthday cards (before the actual day). Add that to the list of things to work on: send more thoughtful cards. We each show up […]

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On Bouncing Back

We all go through it. The bad days, the crummy moods, the hard times. It’s normal and a part of life. After all, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. However, the fact that it’s normal doesn’t make it any less sucky while you’re going through it! Confession: I’ve been in a bit of a slump […]

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Since When

Since when did asking for help become a sign of weakness, rather than an opportunity to develop a relationship? Since when did asking a question come to represent a lack of knowledge, rather than seizing an opportunity to foster better communication? Since when did reaching out become something you stop and question, rather than embracing […]

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Living With Intent: Weekly Wishes

Happy Monday! This past weekend I took a trip back home to the Bay Area to watch one of my closest college girlfriends get married! It was an absolutely wonderful, and perfect, extended weekend. I was able to spend quality time with my grandmother in Walnut Creek, had a delicious dinner at The Cooperage in […]

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The Point of Growth

The point of learning, of growing, of achieving, of self-improvement, is not to puff ourselves up. The point isn’t to inflate our egos or to spout off about the self-actualization we have attained, or to throw it around disguised as self-importance and arrogance. The point is to give it away. For it is not by […]

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Inspiration is Everywhere (and Other Keys to Success)

Inspiration is everywhere. It is in our surroundings, the people we spend our days with and around, the music we listen to, in the very the air we breathe. And inspiration is usually most elusive when we are activelyΒ lookingΒ for it. Then, when you least expect it, inspiration hits you like a beam of light shining […]

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