freelance writing

I'm a big advocate for adventure, and write about health and wellness, business, self-improvement and living your best life. (No judgement on whatever you decide that is.)

Some of my most recent articles are below:

 

10 Essential Books to Read for Women’s History Month

SUCCESS Magazine

Here is a collection of books to help celebrate the untold stories of the extraordinary women who came before us, cherish the friends and family who lift us up, and inspire you to keep pushing toward your most ambitious goals, this month and year-round. 

True Gender Equality Is Still 151 Years Away—Despite Recent Milestones

SUCCESS Magazine

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, I wrote about the many milestones achieved by women in the last year to celebrate. (First Woman VP!) As well as the ugly truth, diving into new data that shows the push for women's equality in the U.S. has stalled, and how covid is widening the gender pay gap.

8 Self-Care Do’s and Don’ts to Follow in 2021

SUCCESS Magazine

The world has changed in many ways. As we look toward the horizon filled with the unknowns of 2021, prioritizing and preserving your mental health is all the more important.

25 Holiday Gift Ideas That Support Minority-Owned Businesses

SUCCESS Magazine

This season more than ever it’s important to shop with intention and use our buying power in support of diverse and innovative brands.

What 2020 Has Taught Me About Fear

SUCCESS Magazine

Living fearlessly is a hoax to anyone who lives passionately. Like the way gentle nudges of intuition often lead you to your path of best resistance, I find fears an equally important teacher. 

8 Podcast Episodes to Help Us Keep Learning and Progressing Toward Racial Equality

SUCCESS Magazine

Together we can impact positive changes if we’re willing to listen, learn and put in the work.

The Inspirational Ways Small Businesses Are Spreading Hope in Times of COVID-19

SUCCESS Magazine

Small business owners across the nation are absorbing the financial brunt of this virus, and in the face of ‘unprecedented uncertainty,’ they’ve actively chosen to lead with compassion and inspire hope, even from a distance.

The Secret to Staying Motivated During This Pandemic

SUCCESS Magazine

If you thought the secret to staying motivated during quarantine was going to be a list of action items like listen to your favorite inspirational podcast, get ready and dressed like you were going to the office, yoga thrice weekly, I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed. A list like that isn’t… unprecedented. 

The Exponential Impact of Random Acts of Kindness

SUCCESS Magazine

The impact of random kindness ripples out into the world and like dominoes, it builds a momentum that could spark transformations in the lives of countless others.

How Artists Tap Into Their Elusive Creative Process

SUCCESS Magazine

Creativity is not something you turn on or off. It is intangible—an extension of yourself. Learn how other artists tap into their creative process so you can tap into yours.

8 Self-Improvement Books to Devour This Summer

SUCCESS Magazine

Poolside or not, this summer reading list will inspire and surely brighten your personal development.

What It Means to ‘Meet Yourself Where You’re At’

SUCCESS Magazine

Meeting yourself where you’re at is sitting in the uncomfortable feelings of grief or anger, and instead of asking those feelings to go away, asking them why they’ve decided to stay.

The Many Faces of Empowerment

SUCCESS Magazine

Empowering women comes in many shapes and forms and should be a collective effort.

How My Cyberstalker Helped Me Discover Cell Companies Are Exploiting Harassees

Forbes

Imagine you’re being harassed by a cyberstalker. Now, imagine begging your cellphone provider to help you block his number for peace of mind and personal safety—and they say, “Sure, for $5 dollars a month.”

30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30

SUCCESS Magazine

Some lessons are empowering, others sad or funny, or things I learned the hard way. Some are repeat entries—I am the first to admit I’m a work in progress—and some were amended years later after what I thought was a lesson about me failing miserably turned into something completely different. And maybe some of them you’ll relate to.

18 Perfect Gifts for the Busy Professional in Your Life

SUCCESS Magazine

Because you can’t buy go-getters time, here is a list of things that will help make their lives easier, more organized and keep them on track. Which in a way is like giving them a little time.

A Millennial’s Guide to Finances: 5 Things to Start Before You Turn 30

SUCCESS Magazine

It’s time to talk money.

How Getting Lost in Thailand Taught Me to Let Go

SUCCESS Magazine

Things don’t always work out the way we plan, but that doesn’t mean things won’t work themselves out.

From a Recovering Perfectionist: Stop Saying ‘Wasting Time’

SUCCESS Magazine

I’d built my life with such a momentum and no wiggle room for anything other than my best, even an emergency chute couldn’t reduce my speed.

3 Questions to Wake Up and Stop Living on Autopilot

SUCCESS Magazine

Time moves onward, and your life will unfold whether you steer the wheel or watch from the passenger seat. The question is, are you OK with that?

The Problem With the ‘New Year, New You’ Mindset

SUCCESS Magazine

There is something to be said for refusing to give up on yourself.

Why You Should Look Your Fears in the Eye and Smile

SUCCESS Magazine

Being afraid of something is the best indication that you are out there in the world, trying new things and living to your fullest.

Why Your Comfort Zone Is the Most Dangerous Place to Live

SUCCESS Magazine

We can become disinterested, uninvolved and often so paralyzed by our daily lives that we forget there is an entire world out there.

7 Reasons Backpacking Through Bali Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

SUCCESS Magazine

At a point in my life where everything felt calculated, I did something completely unorthodox.

 

How I Found Bliss in a Bucket List

 

SUCCESS Magazine

I catch myself saying this more and more often after trips like these: This was the experience of a lifetime. But perhaps this mentality is wrong. Because to me, the trips, the crazy, out-of-my-comfort-zone, bucket list adventures are what make up my existence. 

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