Why I Love Fake Smiles (Yes, Really)

Last week was a hot one. On Friday, I was out all day running errands, feeling pretty zapped by 4:30pm when I was driving home to finish my final and most tedious task: organizing my finances. I was...

Declutter with Delight: How to joyfully prepare your space for September

Who doesn’t love August? Schools are on break, offices slow down, and most of America is taking a long, deep, nourishing breath of fresh air. While you have a little time and energy, why not give...

The Luxury of Less

I wrote this article below in 2011, after I had been living in Chennai, India for a few months. At the time, I was still acclimating to the city, which was a major transition from NYC, where I had...

The Most Important Part of Building a Fire (this will surprise you)

Last weekend, my friends and I went camping in the Catskill mountains. We made the plan nearly 3 months in advance when my life was sailing pretty smoothly, but a few days before the trip, I...