I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. This kind of thing happens when you become Catholic. And it’s Lent. And a deadly tornado rips through your town. I asked one of the wisest people I know how to stop being afraid of death. While he thinks of an answer or books a flight to… Continue reading C’est la vie; c’est la mort
Content warning: this post contains mentions of sexual assault, weight, and eating disorders. Please read at your own personal discretion. There’s a movement in modern fashion culture that’s leaning back toward modesty. Some people call it refined or classic, but it’s the textbook definition of modest. Skirts that reach the knee or longer, higher collars,… Continue reading Modest is Hottest?
All it takes is five minutes on Pinterest to see approximately one bajillion* quotes about kindness. Everyone wants to be thought of as kind. We post quotes and Instagram captions regarding how kindness can change the world. It can, absolutely. But only if it’s genuine. I will never claim to know a person’s… Continue reading In Defense of Softness
So this is the New Year And I don’t feel any different… This Death Cab for Cutie song has been a staple of my January 1sts for longer than I can remember. It’s so moody and dramatic and reminds me so much of college. It speaks to me about how much hype we put into… Continue reading Waiting Games
I went to college right in the height of the emo days. I can still sing almost every Dashboard Confessional song perfectly and at an unnecessary volume. It was right around this time that Conor Oberst crooned, “This is the first day of my life. I swear I was born right in that doorway.” We… Continue reading Baggage Claim
“Hold on. Let me rephrase.” If you’ve happened to talk to me in person or on the phone lately, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard this from me. Words are powerful. Multiple studies have been published showing that plants, water crystals, and people all develop better when spoken to in positive and encouraging ways. We… Continue reading The Poised Girl’s Guide to Changing Perspectives
If you made me pick a fictional film heroine that wasn’t Elle Woods, it would be a tie between Miranda Priestly and Andy Sachs. I’ve written before about The Devil Wears Prada and my love for Andy. Lately, I’ve been thinking all about the amazing ways the movie (and the book it’s based on) have… Continue reading Everything I Need to Know I Learned From The Devil Wears Prada