Category Archives: happiness

Crossing the Snowy Range

Not much to say, but lots to show! Today I drove from Centennial to Rock Springs, which was about 5 hours of driving up into the mountains of Wyoming then down into the plains. I’m sort of amazed at how … Continue reading

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The Tour de Friends

My roadtrip has just begun—I’m about 150 miles from my starting point—but already it’s shaping up to be a real trip through memory lane. I’m so excited to get to Portland—I dream about my new life every night—but that whole … Continue reading

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Moving on

It’s been a whirlwind of a month: In preparation for my move I had to pack, buy a car, wrap up my work responsibilities, visit other women’s magazine editors to pitch my book and myself as a freelancer, obsessively track … Continue reading

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Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye…

Crunch time. Despite all the chores involved with moving, the hardest part about leaving New York has been saying goodbye to all of the people I looked forward to seeing —coworkers, roommates, friends… even my “laundry guy,” Simon. But the … Continue reading

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Big News: I’m moving!

You may have noticed that my blog posts have become a bit sporadic lately. That’s not been due to a lack of interesting things happening. There’s actually been too much going on to document. As you read in the headline … Continue reading

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Better Each Day

You may have noticed that my site has a couple of updates today. That’s because I’m finally ready to announce the fall release of my first book, Better Each Day, from Chronicle Books. (Yes, the suspense has been killing me—it’s … Continue reading

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Biking Around East Hampton

I’m missing Betty Blue right now. NYC is in the midst of a heatwave and I just can’t motivate to bike to work. The asphalt is actually melting in some places. It’s a rare occasion that I look forward to … Continue reading

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Health Tip Tuesday: Beat Anxiety with Exercise

The symptoms of a panic attack sound an awful lot like the physical affects of a tough workout: quickened heart rate, shortness of breath, and possibly even lightheadedness, nausea, or numbness. But a panic attack typically comes with a series … Continue reading

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Check me out on Streetsblog!

My uber talented friend, photographer Dmitry Gudkov, has long taken pictures of New York city bicyclists, and now he’s actually writing up profiles of these riders, too. A few weeks ago I decided it was my turn to pose for … Continue reading

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Daytrips from New York: Macungie, Pennsylvania

Wow. What happened to my blogger discipline? Oh right—summer. The good news is that I’ve been able to travel a lot since I last wrote. The bad news is that I haven’t had much time (or the aforementioned discipline) to … Continue reading

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