Let Go of “pretty shadows” to be fully YOU in your light [Career Advice]
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / career / Professional / Science / wellness

Let Go of “pretty shadows” to be fully YOU in your light [Career Advice]

Sitting in a meeting where someone is clearly passionate about what they’re talking about does this thing to me where I catch fire too – I bask in the glow of their lit passions. They could be talking about anything from growing eggplants, to astrophysics, but I’m THERE. They take me on their journey, and … Continue reading

There’s always more to the story than you know
Adventure in Normal Life / Journeys / Professional / Science / wellness

There’s always more to the story than you know

I woke up early, as usual, this morning and instead of being filled with Monday morning jitters or groans about the challenges or responsibilities facing me this week, I was oddly cogent and calm. Taking this as a sign that a little reflection was in order, I infused the morning’s energy into prayer and consideration … Continue reading

Be Well, Within Your Means
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / wellness

Be Well, Within Your Means

I usually love September because of the fresh air, and an overall rise in energy. I find I’m often more active in the fall. While I’d love to be starting a new gym routine, or signing up for a class, I’m learning what it means to be well within my means by attending a class that has some things I can do, and then sitting out for the exercises I know my body can’t do again yet – instead of not going at all. Continue reading

Shades of Summer: Savoring Summer with Pretty Pops of Color
Beauty / beauty reviews / Boston / wellness

Shades of Summer: Savoring Summer with Pretty Pops of Color

The air has just started to cool, and I wonder if that telltale change in the air is permanent. I was thinking about why I enjoy summer: celebrating our birthdays and anniversaries is one big exciting part, but there are also more subtle feelings associated with summer. There’s more freedom to slow down and soak in experiences. Clothes … Continue reading

Looking for your GOOD Hair Day? Try these non-toxic options.
Adventure in Normal Life / beauty reviews / shopping / wellness

Looking for your GOOD Hair Day? Try these non-toxic options.

More than with makeup, I’ve gone through bottles and bottles of products that don’t work out. We have chemical sensitivities in our household, and in a perfect world, I would like to just have one set of shampoo + conditioner that we can both use. I’m dishing on the non-toxic plant-derived brands I’ve tried lately … Continue reading