Tag: Lifestyle

How To Have an Easy Vegan Thanksgiving

Last year was my first vegan Thanksgiving. And fortunately, my mom was so wonderful enough to go all-out for me, Mitchell, and my vegetarian sister Bri. She made us a full spread of vegan goodies. This year, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to make… Continue Reading “How To Have an Easy Vegan Thanksgiving”

Why I Got Married On Halloween: 1st Year Anniversary!

When I tell people that our anniversary date is on October 31, people kind of cock their heads at me and give me a strange look. “Why in the world would you want to do that?” they seem to ask. What they don’t realize… Continue Reading “Why I Got Married On Halloween: 1st Year Anniversary!”

Scary Stories In LA (No. 1): What’s It Really Like to Live In Los Angeles?

Noises In the Night We often sleep with our windows open to save money, and the noises of the city can actually be a nice white noise machine. Loud noises have become a familiar and almost comforting way for me to fall asleep. Except… Continue Reading “Scary Stories In LA (No. 1): What’s It Really Like to Live In Los Angeles?”

6 Amazing Hiking Spots in Los Angeles

If you’re anything like me, hiking would not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of LA. But there are actually some amazing spots that double as famous landmarks as well. If you’re into seeing some gorgeous mountains and… Continue Reading “6 Amazing Hiking Spots in Los Angeles”

10 Things That Will Surprise You About Los Angeles

What do you expect Los Angeles to be like? Seeing stars on every corner? The streets to be like a film set? I know that my first impression of LA was nothing like I expected. There are small things like how fruit vendors are… Continue Reading “10 Things That Will Surprise You About Los Angeles”

Do You Have the Right to Follow Your Dreams: Contemplating You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

I recently finished the book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness by Jen Sincero, in which she motivates people to overcome the mindset of “can’t” to manifest the greatness of “I did.” As someone who desperately has been trying to… Continue Reading “Do You Have the Right to Follow Your Dreams: Contemplating You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero”

How Traveling Helped Me Heal

When I was in college, they offered a program to go to a variety of different countries around the world during what would have been Spring Break. The problem? You still had to pay for it yourself. I somehow had to get an extra… Continue Reading “How Traveling Helped Me Heal”

How to Go Vegan and Stay Vegan

Though I live in Los Angeles now — the Vegan Wonderland of the US — I didn’t always live in a place where Vegan food was abundant. In Indiana where I grew up, meat-eating was a staple for every meal. Vegetarians were few and… Continue Reading “How to Go Vegan and Stay Vegan”

How to Start Running for Beginners

If you’re thinking about becoming a runner, you’re not alone. I started running my freshman year of college, and I have never EVER been a runner. If you read my blogpost about what I’ve learned in twenty-three years, you’ll know that running was never… Continue Reading “How to Start Running for Beginners”

23 Things to Know Before You’re Twenty-three

Wow, can I believe I’m twenty-three? Not really. And no, I don’t feel any older. But I DO feel like there’s been a lot to learn in my life. There’s so many things I wish I could have taught my younger self. Words of… Continue Reading “23 Things to Know Before You’re Twenty-three”