Category Archives: Body

How one outfit can change your life
(or How to Shake Things Up).

How one outfit can change your life (or How to Shake Things Up).

I stood in front of a dressing room mirror in a little boutique in Soho and stared at the reflection. Who is that girl? I was wearing a form-fitting Alexander Wang dress. It hugged every curve my mama had given me. And I felt like I was on top of the world. Until…… My mind… Continue Reading

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The Parisian Lessons to
Creating Anything You Want

The Parisian Lessons to Creating Anything You Want

205. That was the number that appeared when I looked down at the scale. Between being a new mom, working as a full-time critical care nurse and juggling the responsibilities of a home, my body was a walking testimony to the state of affairs of my life. When a surgeon in the Intensive Care Unit… Continue Reading

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The 8 Ways That Traveling Solo
Made Me a Better Woman

The 8 Ways That Traveling Solo Made Me a Better Woman

I checked into my Parisian vacation apartment. Emphasis on the “I” (yes, completely alone. In Paris.) What is THAT? It was total silence. When you are married at the young age of eighteen and have your first child at twenty two, it’s a very unusual sound (….or lack thereof). There was no one calling my… Continue Reading

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Isn’t the goal to “Have it all together”?

Isn’t the goal to “Have it all together”?

“We are all a little bit of a Hot Beautiful Mess”   {Click to Tweet} Some friends and I were laughing this weekend in our realization that we are all a little bit of a “hot mess .” (and honestly, some days, a little more than a little bit!) Guess what? That’s what makes us interesting… Continue Reading

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Why Does Self Love Matter?

Why Does Self Love Matter?

“To love one’s self is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” -Oscar Wilde Have you ever been in love? If you have, you know that those first few months are exhilarating — full of passion, romance, attentiveness, excitement, desire. Suddenly, the world that felt very lonely and gloomy suddenly feels warm and light. When the… Continue Reading

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27 Ways to Cultivate a Paris State of Mind

27 Ways to Cultivate a Paris State of Mind

Are you tired of feeling constant worry, overwhelm and living life like a race? For over 10 years, I tried every diet on the market, felt hopelessly inferior to everyone around me, and chronically worried about everything from work to how I was parenting my daughter. So, when I had arrived in Paris for the… Continue Reading

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