When The Real Housewives Actually Get Real: Eating Disorders

Something totally crazy has been happening this past year in the TV world. The storylines on Bravo’s Real Housewives have actually been addressing REAL issues. It’s been very refreshing. And very interesting. I’m a total Housewives addict – Beverly Hills, Orange County, New Jersey, NYC, and now Dallas. My favorite parts of the week are kickin’ back with a cup of tea and bingeing on Housewives. I don’t care how many times I’ve seen an episode – the drama does NOT get old. But that’s what it’s always been – just drama. A fun escape from real life, and usually laughable because it’s so…

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Flourless Chocolate Coconut Fudge Muffins (GF/Vegan)

  Two very important pieces of information to know about me: I’m obsessed with baking. I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. I used to be a chocolate ADDICT. Like, that was my “thing,” and everyone knew it. No amount of chocolate was too much. However, over the past year or so, my taste buds have totally changed. Although I still proclaim myself to be a chocoholic, I find that some things can actually be too sweet for me nowadays. (If you know me personally, that probably comes as a huge shock to you. I’m not joking about this!) It’s gotta be that perfect balance of sweetness. Enough…

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Letting the Good Vibes Flow

I feel like I completely fell off the face of the planet the past 6 weeks. I kind of did. It felt like I didn’t have a second to stop. School, work, doctors, trying to have a social life, eating food, washing my hair….you know, all the things. Life. Then last week, it all crumbled and came together at the exact same time. I was at maximum stress levels and felt like a crazy person. I came down with a dreadful cold, had all of my midterms smushed together in a week,  wasn’t getting more than about 4 hours of…

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The Drugstore Makeup Quick Start Guide

It has recently come to my attention that a lot of women are intimidated by makeup. I think I take it for granted because I’ve been completely obsessed with makeup for as long as I can remember. The drugstore makeup aisle was my toy store as a child, and now that I’m older, Sephora is my candy store. I’ve tried so many products over the years that not much seems unfamiliar to me. I know what I like and what I don’t, and shopping for makeup is a breeze. Lately a lot of my friends and family have been asking me for…

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The Problem with Dependence

I want to talk about something that has been bothering me a lot recently. Dependence.  I consider myself to be an extremely independent person. I’ve been independent for as long as I can remember. To this day, my mother admittedly resents me for pushing her away on my first day of preschool, proudly stating I didn’t want her walking me into school. I could do it myself. In the past few months, I have been working on my independence (which is often intertwined with stubbornness), though, because I’ve realized that being 100% independent all of the time is not always…

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