3 Years of Blogging + 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started

There is a misconception that you can start a blog, post content, and be successful. If only that were true. Unfortunately being a successful blogger takes a lot more than just writing a post every week and calling it a day. The most successful bloggers are out there promoting their posts and building a brand….

3 Lessons I Learned From Having Panic Attacks

One of the scariest things happened to me—I had a panic attack for the first time and it happened at work. As in a heart wrenching, breath losing, and eye twitching…in front of everyone!!!! Sigh. Here is how it happened… On my 29th birthday, I was on a bus headed to LaGuardia Airport when I…

5 TED Talks to Help You De-Stress

When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around frazzled? Feeling a little stressed out now and again is a normal part of life, but anxiety buildup is definitely something that we should all take seriously. Some people de-stress by getting a massage or escaping through a good book. Others need…

5 Tips For Stress Free Party Planning

  If throwing a party feels hopelessly complicated and stressful, I’ve got news for you: It’s not. You can plan a party with ease, especially if you start the planning well in advance and don’t sweat the small stuff. Here, we break down the top five ways to prep for a party without losing your…

5 Small Space Storage Hacks That Will De-clutter Your Life

Moving from a two bedroom house to a one bedroom apartment with my wife and our fur baby was challenging, to say the least. When it comes to cramming our lives, complete with a comic book collection, and my freelance business, into 400 square feet-organization is key. We quickly realized if you bring your big…

Overcoming FOMO With Octer

I get a serious case of FOMO when it comes to shopping. Does that ever happen to you? I totally obsess about checking every item, and each price at all of my favorite stores to make sure I’m getting the highest quality at the lowest price. So I was thrilled when I was invited to check…

So This Is 30

On your thirtieth birthday, you suddenly become an old, boring person, right? WRONG. Your twenties come with a lot of self-doubt and anxiety around life’s big questions: What are you going to do with your career? Who are you going to end up with? Where are you going to live? That’s why I’ve always looked…

The Art of Authentic Living

By a show of hands, how many of us spent our teenage and early adult years trying to fit in, only to discover the time would’ve been better spent trying to find ourselves? It’s okay. Don’t be shy, my hand is raised too! Thankfully, I like many other millennials are rapidly influencing change as we carve…

Instant Confidence Boost

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” -Joe Namath Get prepared and stay prepared. It’s hard to be confident in yourself if you think you aren’t doing something well. Beat that feeling by preparing yourself as much as possible. Think about taking an…