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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Want to start an online business? I can help!

  Interested in knowing how I ‘do it all’? Juggle speaking gigs, clients, a day job, social media and one very handsome fiance? Hint: I don’t. After more than three years of blogging and running my online business, I’ve assembled some amazing time-saving, sanity-rescuing strategies + a whip-smart team who helps me. I’ve been able […]

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How to celebrate people who make you angry

celebrate people who make you angry

We’ve all got ‘em. That co-worker who regularly doles out backhanded compliments. That neighbor with the loud, weeknight parties. Like, every week. That family member whose political opinions run counter to your own and feels holidays are a great time to bring up immigration reform. (Are your shoulders up around your ears just thinking about […]

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Notes To My Younger Self

Notes to My Younger Self

Notes To My Younger Self is helping spread the word about The Post College Survival Kit. We learned the hard way so you don’t have to! You don’t have to wait till your thirties for a better job, a cuter apartment, financial stability, better relationships + friendships. Oh, but hindsight is 20/20, isn’t it? Like […]

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I find myself by getting lost + freedom from the fights you pick with yourself

I find myself by getting lost

Yes, you can choose freedom. Freedom from the obsessive need to control. Freedom to pursue your passion. Freedom from your lofty expectations. From the fights you pick with yourself. Turn around. Now, face exactly what you have been running from your whole life. In fact, run towards it. No more selling yourself short because you […]

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4 words to avoid if you want a happier life

4 word to avoid if you want a happier life

For years in my late twenties and very early thirties I felt stuck. I had a career that no longer satisfied me, a broken romantic relationship, and an unhealthy relationship with food and money. It seemed I’d inadvertently manifested the very life I’d been desperately trying to avoid. What happened? I’d spent so much time […]

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3 Ways to Slooooow Down + Enjoy Life a Lot More

slow down and enjoy life

​The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love they bloom like flowers. – Thich Nhat Hanh [tweet this!] Reading the news on your phone while you make coffee and give the dog his breakfast. Instagramming lunch while giving advice to a friend and ordering another cup […]

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Asap! Urgent! Emergency!

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The urgent. That’s what we are conditioned to do first. Deep down, of course, we know it’s ‘the meaningful’ and ‘the important’ that warrants our attention, not the urgent. Yet, how often do we find ourselves putting off the beneficial trip to the gym, the 5 or 15 minutes of silence to sit quietly before […]

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The unkind things you tell yourself (+ how to stop)

unkind things

We’ve all got ‘em: An on-going list of things we tell ourselves, stories we’ve made up about the type of people we are and how we navigate life. We replay these stories ad infinitum in our minds. Sometimes, we tell ourselves loving, nurturing things: I’m great at handling stressful situations. I have good taste in […]

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