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Vacation Preparation Series: Makeup

On Monday mornings, I bring a big old makeup bag to work with me in my gym bag, and I leave it here through the week so that I can do my makeup at work in the morning after the … Continue reading

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Vacation Preparation Series: Skin care

I’ve been counting down to my Florida vacation on a little calendar in my cubicle since January, and the wait is almost over. On Friday, Matt and I will be meeting up with my parents in Orlando for 5 days … Continue reading

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Vacation Preparation Series: Fitness/Diet

Welcome to Part II of my pre-vacation series of posts! I thought today I’d talk a little about the diet and fitness regimen I’ve been following for the last month leading up to my trip to Florida. I should preface … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism

I’m a vegetarian. I’ve never really enjoyed the taste of red meat (despite coming from somewhat of a hunter-gatherer family), save for the occasional taco or hamburger, so I stopped eating it when I was about 14. Chicken was a … Continue reading

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Ad Lib: Post Vacation ______

I’ve got a case of the post-vacation somethings. I say ‘somethings’ because I’m not really sure what ‘they’ are. I can say that I’m not shocked, since I started to feel a bit off before my vacation was even over. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Martha Beck.

I need to immortalize this here, from Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live Transitions begin, deep down, the minute you set out to live a life that doesn’t jibe with your essential self. … Continue reading

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A little bit about me

Happy Saturday! I saw this little questionnaire on Julie’s blog and decided to fill it out myself. 1. What is your favorite word? Lately I’ve been saying “zitto” a lot, which means (basically) “shut up” in Italian. I hear it … Continue reading

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Touchy Feely (Emphasis on the feely)

I’ve always been a sensitive person. I suspect that feeling my emotions (and the emotions of others) very deeply is in my genes. I remember when I was a pre-teen, my younger brother used to suffer from terrible insomnia because … Continue reading

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Step To This: Workout Playlist

I’m back with more workout music! This seems to be a popular feature on the blog, and as anyone who knows me can attest, I’m rarely seen without headphones, so I’m happy to oblige This playlist is a mixed bag … Continue reading

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Weight Loss

It’s no secret that I was overweight growing up. I went through the phases most kids go through – lean during some months/years and more ‘filled out’ during others, but if you line up photos of me from age 1 … Continue reading

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