Do you need a friend detox?

friend detox

A few months ago, I met an old friend for lunch. We’ve been friends F-O-R-E-V-E-R. But something funny happened over our sushi. She rolled her eyes when I told her about the ebook I’m writing. She made a passive aggressive comment when I ordered my green juice. (“Oh. You’re one of those people now?”) And […]

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I’m a (lovely) mess. And so are you.

lovely mess

“I trust you to finish this project – you don’t need to check in with me.” “You know what? It’s totally fine the invitations are white, not ivory. Nothing’s perfect and I’m sure no one will notice.” “I happen to love this dress. I don’t care if you think it’s unflattering.” The above are statements […]

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What to do with my heavy expectations (+ Making Good Stuff Happen)

heavy expectations

If you’ve ever met me (or if you’ve read more than three blog posts) you know I want to make good stuff happen. I want to drink green juice, fit in a good workout, write something mind-blowingly good, catch up with friends, sign a new client, meditate, and give a presentation to a group of […]

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You are your own best friend. You are in very capable hands.

You are your own best friend. You're in very capable hands.

A few weeks ago, I shared a few Notes to My Younger Self, sharing things that I really, really wish sweet, young Danielle would have known. It was an introspective and ultimately healing task, for which I am grateful. Tucked amongst my advice about financial planning and drinking more smoothies, one particular insight struck a […]

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Why you should get angry; Lean in to be Liberated

Why you should get angry; Lean in to be Liberated

A friend recently did something that made me truly question their character. Well, to be honest, they did a few somethings that made me raise an eyebrow but this was the very last straw and I found myself feeling pissed. Like, flames-coming-out-of-my-ears angry. I know what you’re thinking. I spend a lot of time writing […]

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Normal is boring

Maya Angelou Quote

We all have ideas of what ‘normal’ looks like. Jeans and a button up and tasteful jewelry. Job in an office. Saying This Thing at That Time. Reacting This Way to That Event. And when we don’t think we’re normal – When we want to wear shredded jeans and an old concert t-shirt When we […]

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Expect to Offend Some People (be you anyway)


Here are some things I’ve done that have offended people: a) voiced my political opinions b) taken a few fries off their plate c) used the wrong pronoun d) worn white jeans and sequins when I ‘should’ have been wearing a dark, subtle suit If you’re alive, breathing, with blood pulsing through your veins, you’ve […]

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How to be Happier Today: 36 Ideas to Climb Out of a Bad Mood

how to be happier

“NOTHING EVER WORKS OUT FOR MEEEEEE!” These are the words that I (rather melodramatically) whisper-shouted a few days ago while pawing through my bathroom cabinets. After a 16-hour work day and ages stuck in traffic, I’d officially reached that overtired, non-rational emotional state where just about anything will push you over the edge. And in […]

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What if it all worked out?


“But what if he doesn’t call me back?” “What if I don’t get the job?” “What if I never earn the money I need?” “What if I don’t lose the weight?” “What if everyone hates my book/art/speech/idea?” What if you took all the steps to create the life you wanted + it didn’t work out? […]

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Making BIG Things Happen in 2014 (your new year’s goal setting guide!)


Traditional goals get forgotten. We’ve all made them. I’ll go to the gym five days a week! I’ll never eat pasta again! One glass of wine per week!  Max! I’ll be in bed by 10 pm every night! They can be overwhelming if they aren’t connected to what deeply matters to you. They can make […]

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