I sometimes feel self-conscious about popping probiotics at a restaurant dinner table, or worry about appearing high-maintenance when ordering a side of kale to go with my side of squash.

Aug 28, 2014 at 10:00am | 212 comments

high school
For years, I used resentment toward people who’d bullied me as fuel to power my career. Yet when my past returned on Facebook, I decided to turn the other cheek.
And by “cramps,” I mean pain so bad that I wound up in the hospital at least once a year for the past decade. How I got rid of them for good, one green drink at a time.

Nov 8, 2013 at 11:00am | 350 comments

financial advice
I used to be a money meddler. Here's how I finally got my bad habit in check.
I felt like I “deserved” a vacation: The thought of hanging back in the city, alone, while my friends frolicked on the beach had triggered my FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out, thus overpowering the logic that I should simply have said, “No, thanks.”
If you’re an over-giver … or know someone who is, read on to learn how to extricate yourself from an awkward situation—or stop creating one.
A friend of mine insisted she’d broken up with a guy after not hearing from him after a second date. I disagree.
Think of it like going on a date with yourself.

Nov 23, 2012 at 5:00pm | 25 comments