I'm a writer, bookworm, sci-fi space cadet, and coffee+tea fanatic living in Brooklyn. I have an MS in Integrated Design & Media (go figure) and I'm working on my MFA in Fiction at NYU. I share poetry on Instagram as @SleeplessAuthoress.
How to Take the Stress Out of Valentine's Day with Your Partner
Celebrating a holiday about love sounds fun, but how often does it end up being more stressful than pleasurable? Whether it’s your first year, fifth year, or fifteenth year together, Valentine’s Day tends to be stressful for one reason or another. It could be the cost, the pressure of impressing this person you care for, or the stress of not knowing exactly what would make your partner happy.
5 Things Instapoets Don’t Tell You About Typewriters
If you've spent time reading poetry on Instagram, you might start to notice some of the style trends. There are a lot of poets and writers on Instagram who post beautiful, aesthetic photos of typewriters and the poems they write with them.
A Moment When I Conquered Imposter Syndrome
At first, you think it’s just a simple lack of self-confidence. You think this can be fixed just by “changing your mindset” and that this can happen faster than a cat decides to ignore you. Eventually, you realize that there’s more to it than that.
What's It Mean to "Carve Out Time" for Yoga?
I move a lot. Subsequently, even though I’ve been at some wonderful yoga studios that I hated to leave, I’ve taken yoga classes at six different studios since I started practicing in 2018. Every studio I've been to had a distinct style and personality; some even taught completley unique yoga styles.
Sharing a Meditation Exercise for Self-Love
The right kind of guided meditation can make it a lot easier to lose yourself in the activity. Meditation can work wonders for stress reduction and overall improvement of your mental headspace. It’s not just a weird thing that your hippier neighbor down the hall does; it’s becoming more widely practiced with every year that goes by.
How to Hold a Beneficial In-House Networking Event
There are a few different types of networking out there. There’s the more vague type of networking, which is typically done with professionals at other businesses, where people strive to get jobs. Hubspot reports that 41% of employees interested in networking want to network more but don’t have enough time. It's a percentage that isn’t anything to sneeze at. It's a sign that even within single organizations, giving people time to network is valuable.
How I Discovered the Spiritual Side of Yoga
That spiritual, introspective aspect of yoga isn’t for everyone — but there are ways to get people to give it a try. I was — admittedly — the least spiritual yogi ever when I first tried yoga. I just wanted to lose weight and try doing it in a new way. I’d been to dozens of group fitness classes at different gyms and I just never really cared for any of them.