Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman

Britney Spears lyrics have never more true. When I was 11 years old, a Disney Store opened up in the mall near our house. It was seriously a very exciting time for all of us, especially me, as my birthday was coming up and I felt like it was fate - this store was meant for me. For my 12th birthday, I received a lovely gift from my parents...

A Slow Sunday in Copenhagen

Church bells ring in the distance as the kettle boils, warm rushes of steam pouring into the bright kitchen. It’s Sunday morning in Copenhagen, Denmark and I’m about to make a cup of Japanese pour-over coffee and begin my day. The concept of slow living has come to hold almost mythic status for me in the last few years, culminating in my move...

Memoir Mondays: The Golden Rule

We all remember the golden rule right? If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.  A while back I was chatting with a casual acquaintance. She was a nice girl and we always had stuff to chit chat about. This gal and I were out for coffee, chatting about life, and she very casually mentioned that she was so...

Mindfulness Journey with Kate

Hi friends 👋🏻 I’m in the throws of some major changes over here - in my heart, mind, body, and in my actions and interactions. A couple of years back I got some unfortunate news about my health and when I added that to my lifelong struggle with anxiety, depression, and insomnia, it was a hard blow.  But that was the beginning of my...

How to Keep Your Friendship Alive in your Relationship

When packing up to leave on a family trip recently, both kids were wailing, the house was a complete disaster, and we were running three hours behind schedule. I was on the verge of a meltdown until I looked up and saw my husband. He had the same look of helpless desperation in his eyes. We locked eyes and just burst out laughing. With wild...

Our Relationship Between Memory and Music

There's something special about the relationship between memory and music. We all know it and feel it. That time you drove your crush home from school and The Cranberries CD was playing on the stereo. The road trip playlist you sang at the top of your lungs with your crew. Your first kiss and that 80’s hit that will forever be soaked in...

Addicted to my family – when a family becomes more important than a vice

Smoking. Drinking. Partying. Eating. Shopping. These have been my addictions. Today, I'm opening up to share my own experiences with addictions and vices, and how my family helped me win these battles. The man who changed everything I struggled with an eating disorder for many, many years and I still find myself struggling with body image...

#EVERYBODIESBEAUTIFUL

It all started at the beach. Young, modest and insecure; I found myself wading in the water wearing a one-piece Speedo covered with a t-shirt and board shorts. I'm not sure why I felt my thighs were embarrassing or that my body was something to be covered and unseen, I just know that by being covered up I was hiding. I was afraid. It was...

How to Write a Resume

For many of us, just the thought of resume writing is enough to bring on a headache. The sheer volume of available resources – and their contradictory nature – makes seeking guidance both overwhelming and confusing. Crafting your resume shouldn’t be a chore. Truthfully, it’s a perfect opportunity for self-reflection; a time to...