When someone dies, polite society allows us space to mourn. Employers offer a bereavement period. Friends and family check in. Neighbors drop by with plates of food. There is a memorial service and sometimes a funeral, perhaps a shiva. …


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This week I’ve had to start my day over several times a day. I love the quiet of the morning, the whole day ahead of me, a steaming hot cup of tea that isn’t made out of necessity to keep your bleary eyes open after hours of working, but this…


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Surely if you are a person who bleeds then you have come to notice that throughout your cycle (on average 28 days) that your energy rises and falls according to where you are.

Syncing your cycle is the act of making informed choices around diet, exercise, rest and social activity in support of your cycle.

Here are my very personal and highly unscientific remarks on each week before we get into 3…


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When I’m not feeling up to it, feeling depressed or feeling just plain rotten my reaction is hardly ever to surrender and let it out. Let out my feelings in the way they need to come out whether it be tears, primal scream or movement. My usual reaction is to…


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In yoga this morning, my teacher asked us to pay attention to the transitions as we moved in and out of poses, to refrain from rushing from one pose into the next as we do with most of life. Let me get x done so I can move on to…


Transcending the system upon which our entire society is based on is next to impossible. This is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to overhauling the system, (if you have ideas around that please let me know in the comments!). …


The downfall of a generation: $25 lobster rolls

Nobody likes an earnest person on the internet. As a millennial, I understand the painful truth behind this 100% factual statement. …


A deliciously floral & bitter vermouth

I didn’t think I belonged in AA because I don’t have a story of hitting bottom. Or if I do mine isn’t nearly as melodramatic as some of the things you hear; like abandoning children, living on the street, shooting up heroin with dirty needles, missing work, taking shots in…


This humble egg overtook Kylie’s baby name reveal as the most liked picture on IG

In Praise of the Guaranteed Like

I was recently discussing the maddening intricacies of The Infamous Algorithm formerly known as instagram with my partner who is a small business owner, a restaurant owner without a marketing budget to be precise, when it became clear to me that not everyone is…


A magical bath house in Big Sur

Growing up my mother took a bath almost every night (and she worked full time in New York City’s garment district, often waking at 5 AM to do all the things she needed to accomplish). …

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