You don’t have to be a full-on zero waster—someone who goes to great length to create close to no garbage whatsoever—to learn from these tips that benefit the environment. Pick and choose from real-life zero wasters’ advice to shrink your own trash footprint—and your eco-guilt. Read Zero Waste Tips in Real Simple, September 2019
Women across the United States and beyond are taking their mental health in their own hands by microdosing magic mushrooms. Online networks and friends teach each other how to take small amounts of mushrooms containing psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in ‘shrooms, several times a week. Initial research shows the possibility that microdosing mushrooms could have…
This weekend-long hot air balloon festival near Portland, Oregon is your chance to see the enormous balloons up close. Here, I share what it’s really like to soar in the clouds using nothing but hot air, how to make the most of the Festival of Balloons in Tigard, OR, and a tip to get a…
Family vacations can be tough. But taking a fresh perspective on your kid’s meltdowns or picky eating can transform how you think of the challenging moments when you go on family trips. Read this personal essay on Thrive Global.
Neuroscience explains how the Fijian principles of happiness can cultivate long-term joy. This article, sponsored by the Fijian tourism board, shares how anyone can adopt the Bula philosophy—no matter where in the world they are. Read the article on Thrive Global or download it to read later.
Mead pairs perfectly with Portland’s quirky booze scene: The alcoholic drink, made from honey, aligns with Portland’s commitment to the environment and its love of out of the ordinary foodie experiences. Read Mead in and around Portland, Travel Portland
Everyone from your family to randos on the street feel the need to butt into your love life and ask the most insensitive, intrusive and rude questions. Here are real-life scripts and tips to get askholes to MYOB. Read How to Deal with Askholes, Cosmopolitan, November 2017
Two-thirds of people expect arguments during the holidays, but the season doesn’t have to be so fraught with family disagreements. Here is how to handle awkward family at the holidays—from responding to insensitive comments to dining with loved ones on the opposite side of the political spectrum. Read the story online, Women’s Health, November 2017.
Even if your New Year’s resolutions fizzle before you’ve reached success, this year doesn’t have to be the same. Here, six women share what they’re trying to achieve, and experts bring customized advice to how they can finally get what they want in career, fitness, weight loss and more. Read the story online, Women’s Health,…
After decades of shame over something cruel I did as a middle schooler, I’m finally learning to forgive myself—one “like” at a time. Thanks to Facebook, I Finally Learned to Forgive Myself. Real Simple, October 2017.