wellness

  • self-care, two ways.

    It’s February in the year 2017 and if ever there was a time for acknowledging that we need to be gentle with ourselves, it seems this is it. Self-care is having a moment, you…

    February 6, 2017 21 Comments
  • baby proof: pregnancy pampering.

    The word pampering gets used a lot when talking about pregnant people, especially in the lifestyle realm. And while part of the definition of the word is entirely apt—”to indulge with every attention, comfort, and…

    November 14, 2016 48 Comments
  • make your own: sea salt scrub.

    The likelihood that this post offers the majority of readers anything truly revelatory is slim. But I’m not looking to be revelatory. I’m just looking to remind you all to take a few minutes and…

    October 5, 2016 28 Comments
  • healthy nails | reading my tea leaves

    healthy natural nails with hortūs nailworks.

    I mentioned in this weekend’s newsletter that I’d spent a little quality pampering time in the Lower East Side gem of a nail salon, Hortūs Nailworks. The salon carries a whole range of five-free polishes,…

    April 6, 2016 29 Comments
  • springtime perfection, or close enough.

    I’ve always been something of a perfectionist apologist. Why not strive for perfection, I’ve thought. A little aspiration never hurt anyone, I’d say. And I still mostly stand by those words. But the problem with…

    March 14, 2016 31 Comments
  • make your own: hazelnut milk.

    Nut milk. I don’t know me anymore, either.Just kidding. I’m not giving up on cow’s milk. I’m just widening my perspective on milk-like things and finding another excuse to eat hazelnuts and rich, creamy treats.Growing…

    March 2, 2016 42 Comments
  • glowing winter skin with jessa blades.

    It’s the time of year for looking in the mirror and hoping my salty tears might provide enough moisture to put a little glow back into my dry cheeks. (Sad February-ers, unite. It’s almost…

    February 29, 2016 21 Comments
  • how to work better.

    My sister once told me to make sure I smile during interviews, even if they’re not on camera. You can hear a smile in a voice, she said, even if you can’t see it.…

    February 22, 2016 27 Comments
  • habit shift: period | reading my tea leaves

    habit shift: period.

    As in my period. Of all the questions I get via email, the ones about my period are the ones that surprise me most. Not that they should. Most of the people who read this blog…

    February 16, 2016 158 Comments