Hit Pause—it’s been a reoccurring theme for me over the last few months. When anxiety bubbled up, when I got overwhelmed with huge life decisions, when I was going to measure myself in anyway or through anyone other than myself, I had to hit pause. I had to remind myself these responses in my mind and body were not me—they …
What it is like to swim with sharks the size of school buses.
Often we inflict the self-shaming of guilt onto ourselves, crushing any semblance of who we were or who might want to be.
Published on SELF on March 25, 2016. I shared “A Personal Note on International Women’s Day here. I am gripping at my lower abdomen in a fetal position. My pelvis pulsates and tightens. I imagine someone wringing a rag within me. I am 15, and an unapologetic Tomboy, no stranger to injuries from skimboarding and flag football. But the pain …
I didn’t have the “amazing” Havana, Cuba experience everyone else seemed to.
You never forget your first time in the photo pit. The piercing fans. The booming speakers. The proximity to unbounded energy. I was a novice at everything back in 2012. I had a new camera and small writing gigs covering music and nightlife. I somehow wrangled my way into the photo pit for the Honda Civic Tour’s San Diego stop back …
Mount Rainier National Park is about two hours outside of Seattle. The active volcano is the Park’s apex, but the surrounding 236,000 acres of unspoiled forests, meadows, and rivers are worth wandering.
Check out my #SomeStoriesInspire profile on Stranded on Land. In it, I share how I came to love traveling, sugar-free insights on freelancing, and my favorite Instagram account.
I found myself in a hospital once again on Mother’s Day 2017, but this time it was for my longtime pet. Still, my mother was right there waiting, willingly forsaking celebrations to embrace my breaking heart.
Framed by immaculate, billowing shorelines and harbored under whispering canopies, Amelia Island made my life in Miami Beach feel a million miles away.
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