Loving

Five signs of a great friend or partner

Five signs of a great friend or partner

Do you leave social events feeling like you’ve been sprayed with mood-elevating fairy dust? Or are you more likely to feel worn out after, retreating to the corner of your couch to refill your social fuel tank? The difference might depend on the friends we […]

My birth story and finding calm as a new mom

My birth story and finding calm as a new mom

I wasn’t sure how to start this post, so I’ll just come out with it- we had our baby bee! She is snuggly, smells delicious, and hearts milk. And it all seems like it happened so fast! It’s like Dr. P and I talked about […]

Quality relationships for a longer life

Quality relationships for a longer life

What is the secret ingredient to a long + happy life? Good genes help. And good jeans help. But honestly? Quality friendships provide the biggest boost. According to the Mayo Clinic, having people we can count on can: Intensify belonging and purpose Promote happiness and decrease stress […]

Citizens of the Planet

Citizens of the Planet

When I was in graduate school, my dad took me to see Alanis Morissette at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on a cool, summer night. When we walked in, a bit late, the opening act was already on stage. One guy, one guitar, and a […]