Get Uncomfortable

In living and working in California’s two biggest cities, I’ve seen it all. I’ve been in the periphery of each respective primary industry, Hollywood and Silicon Valley, and have seen how the attitudes of each industry permeates into the culture of each city. After listening to Michael Easter’s The Comfort Crisis, I recognize that inContinue reading “Get Uncomfortable”

Alone Together Review

Alone Together by Sherry Turkle is a 2011 analysis of how technology has transformed the way people react with one another on an individual level. Despite being published a decade ago, the book is chock full of observations and takeaways relevant to the present day. Turkle’s early concerns with the impacts of overwhelming technological stimulationContinue reading “Alone Together Review”

The Jonas Brothers: Then and Now

The Jonas Brothers were an integral part of my identity growing up. On my first day of fifth grade, I wore an “I Heart Joe” pink t-shirt to declare my undying love for my favorite Jonas whose wispy 2008 hair made me swoon. I was known as “the girl obsessed with the Jonas Brothers” inContinue reading “The Jonas Brothers: Then and Now”

Why Women Need to Be Lifting Weights

It is common knowledge that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether it be jogging, attending a yoga class, or just taking a walk, implementing some sort of exercise is beneficial to your physical and mental health. However, somewhere along the way in starting to exercise, some women are led astray byContinue reading “Why Women Need to Be Lifting Weights”

An Updated Analysis of Some of the Internet’s Biggest Fitness Influencers

A few months ago in the throes of the pandemic, I wrote a blog post about some fitness influencers that I deemed to be the “best” and the “worst.” Now, having just earned my NASM Personal Training Certification, I am in an even more qualified position to revisit that article, and take a deeper diveContinue reading “An Updated Analysis of Some of the Internet’s Biggest Fitness Influencers”

Jesus Christ in True Detective

As I’ve said many times before: It’s no secret–I love Matthew McConaughey. Upon watching the first season of True Detective, I came to admire McConaughey’s acting chops even more than I previously had. His descent into the nuanced pessimism of Rustin Cohle was truly awe-inspiring. After finishing the season, I began researching more about theContinue reading “Jesus Christ in True Detective”

Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” Review

Ever since May 21, 2021, nearly all of my friends have raved about the same thing–SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo. Initially, I was skeptical–could an album by a 17 year old Disney star really be that good? However, a few weeks after the fact (and after hearing a catchy bit of the single “good 4 u”Continue reading “Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” Review”

Book Review: Can’t Hurt Me

As I sauntered through the brightly lit Barnes and Noble, desperate to find something that would bring me wisdom to get me through a tumultuous time in my life, I picked up a book I had meaning to read for quite some time: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. I had heard of Goggins, andContinue reading “Book Review: Can’t Hurt Me”

The Misguided Nature of Modern Self Care

I once had a friend ask me a piece of advice often administered that I believed was actually bad advice; I quickly responded, “self care.” Although I had reason for this belief, I had a hard time articulating and understanding why I thought this, despite my conviction. Why would taking care of yourself be badContinue reading “The Misguided Nature of Modern Self Care”