Got a purpose?

I was taught to tell you it would be simple. I was taught that you’d hire me if I offered “easy button” solutions to your problems. But the truth is none of it’s EASY. Not the meal prep. Not meditation. Not the elusive and ever trendy morning routine. It’s not EASY to say “no” to bread sugar and tequila. Or to admit to wanting more than Empty sex A superficial social life And a soul-sucking 9-5. None of these choices are easy. They haven’t been for me and they won’t be for you. In fact, choices like these lead to

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Don’t take my loneliness away

I’ve been feelin’ it on and off lately. So, I wasn’t surprised that even with one of my best friends, Christmas tunes on repeat, and homemade paleo marshmallows in the making, my chest started tightening. And this time, I knew tears were coming. “I think I just need a hug,” I finally managed to tell her. So she hugged me. And I hadn’t realized how much I missed being held.  It’s December, which means I could share all the ways I’ve been blessed and all I’m grateful for (I’ve got my list!)… or I could share something that gets a little less airtime. So here goes nothin’.

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Be the one who brings chocolate

It’s gettin’ real chilly here in Boston! Over in my kitchen that means it’s CHOCOLATE SEASON! I’m now shipping my raw chocolate truffles, which are gluten, sugar and dairy free. Would love to get some in your hands this winter! Click here to order your box.

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What “wandering” might teach you

I don’t know how many hours I spent searching for grad programs, scanning websites and thinking, “Oh maybe I could study English… No? Nah. Or maybe anthropology? Wait, do I wanna be an anthropologist or do I just want to travel? Oh look at this, a women’s studies program in South Africa… that would be cool, right?” Yea cool for sure, but I was TOTALLY forcing it. So much so that I applied to two completely different programs, got accepted, deferred, and then just never showed up to my first class. I SO wanted to be in grad school! Or

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Without a man I feel naked

  I wrote that sentence not too long ago: without a man I feel naked. And I immediately wanted to erase it. Or at least rearrange it, or reinterpret the words, somehow reorganize this truth to make it less … pathetic. But instead I just cried, and sank into the disappointment (in myself), the shame, and the insecurity that surfaced as a result of facing it. And then I waited for more. NAKED. What did I really mean by that? I asked myself. More words came. Stripped. Bare. Exposed to the world. This is a vulnerable share, and I share it, as

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Are you choosing what’s convenient?

You ever review your life for a sec (i.e. your job, your diet, your boyfriend) and think: Whoa, how did I get here? Especially when it comes to relationships, I know a lot of women who have had this experience (myself included). The he has a girlfriend but we started texting one night and then months later we’re still just texting with no hope of a relationship kind of experience. Or the I said yes to one date and then woke up two years later with someone I’m not sure I like kind of experience. We tend to think of decisions as isolated events. I hear

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Why I welcome tears

How often do you cry? You feel like it’s too much? Too little? Does it make you uncomfortable to cry? Maybe you even try not to? I know people who cry every day, people who haven’t cried in over five years, and everything in between. Some comments I hear from clients are: “If I start to cry, I’m afraid I won’t stop.” “If I start to feel it all, it’ll just be too much, too overwhelming.” “I hate to cry.” “I only cry by myself, never in front of other people.” Men, specifically, have told me that thinking about crying feels more or less equivalent to being punched

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