Oregon Coast Road Trip

I arrived in Portland in the late afternoon and drove along the Columbia river to Astoria. Having seen a glimpse of Astoria in Sunset magazine, I knew it was going to be charming. The character of the city overwhelmed me as I pulled in just before sunset. After checking into the Commodore Hotel I walked […]

Everyday Kitchen Essentials

Let’s assume you already have the very basic building blocks of a stocked kitchen. If not, here are some fully-comprehensive guides to get you started from Cook Smarts, The Kitchn, and Serious Eats. Whether you’re more of a minimalist when it comes to the kitchen or you’re a gadget collector, we all have our go-to […]

Fear Not The Unknown

Do you ever have those days where you’re all of the sudden overwhelmed by the future? You start burying yourself in a spiral of unknowns. The fear that surrounds the unknown starts weighing you down until it’s hard to breathe. Sometimes I get this anxious overwhelmed feeling. A feeling driven by the dichotomy between reminiscing […]

I’m Not Sorry

Remember a few years ago when this commercial sparked a larger conversation around women’s tendency to say “I’m sorry” with more frequency than men? It prompted the questions, “why is that?” and “what can we do about it?” In terms of the ‘why’, according to a study published in 2010 in the journal Psychological Science, […]