habit shift

  • habit shift: bedtime routine.

    I know a lot of you have questions about how we get our two kids to sleep—for the LOVE OF GOD—in a tiny apartment. More on that one day soon, I promise. But in…

    April 25, 2018 59 Comments
  • habit shift: permission to fall.

    The bruise is spreading like a slowly blooming jellyfish across my left hip. Dark purple and bright blue and blurry at the edges. It’s tender to the touch and my blue jeans put more…

    March 5, 2018 29 Comments
  • habit shift: steam room.

    When crouched in a chilly coffee shop, my toes slowly turning to frozen stubs, I fantasize about the hazy white tile steam room at the YMCA in our neighborhood. In case you’re picturing something fancy,…

    January 30, 2018 19 Comments
  • habit shift: natural hair care.

    Writing about a natural hair routine in the lifestyle realm feels a bit like pandering. Everyone wants a foolproof fix and so there are roughly one million blog posts convincing people that their particular…

    November 15, 2017 108 Comments
  • habit shift: logging off.

    The leaves outside of our apartment window has been reminding me of this same time, last year. I usually relish this kind of memory marking. What was I doing the last time the leaves…

    October 25, 2017 79 Comments
  • habit shift: dot journaling.

    I’ve said before that I’m no journaler. But list writer? Yes. Goal writer-downer? Definitely. Resolutions? Not-for-the-New-Year-only. Does the start of a new school year get me hankering to buy a fresh new notebook, just because? Yes…

    September 5, 2017 41 Comments
  • habit shift: habits that stick.

    Shifting habits is hard. Getting them to stick is harder still.  Sometimes you write long well-intentioned blog posts about your renewed energy to go on daily walks and it’s not until a year has…

    August 9, 2017 28 Comments
  • habit shift: plastic bags.

    By this stage, leaving the house with a reusable shopping tote feels as second nature as leaving the house with my keys and my phone. I carry an extra grocery bag in my work bag…

    June 26, 2017 53 Comments
  • habit shift: sunscreen.

    I’m just a little less than two weeks from turning thirty-three. Yes, I’m feeling old. And vain.  Enter sunscreen. It’s no newsflash that I should be wearing it. Skin cancer rates are startling. The…

    June 19, 2017 200 Comments