The rules of a “thought cleanse” are simple, and deceptively so. Think positive, don’t think negative, and think positive.
creative slump
I call these “inspiration breaks,” or “productive procrastination.”

Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00pm | 20 comments

Sometimes I wish I were a complicated muse-type of broad who is supermodel-tall and once touched JD Salinger’s penis. Other times, I'm soooo glad I'm not.

Apr 3, 2014 at 6:00pm | 152 comments

the frisky
I’d always known I tended to fall into a funk each winter, but experiencing a Florida January without snow made me realize just how tough a time I had each year.
elizabeth street
If you should decide to host a little holiday gathering of your own, forget about trying to upstage anyone.
Here are a handful of ways to placate winter, the season for skiing and weeping in semi-public places.

I have been experiencing some really INTENSE cries, lately. Maybe you know the kind.
Everybody needs a best friend. Right now, I'd like SNCKPCK to be mine.
At a recent Google Hang staff meeting, my boss asked everyone to share the "best 30 seconds of their life." The 30 seconds that, if you were about to die and had the chance, you would be able to relive.

Sep 2, 2013 at 12:00pm | 103 comments

Happy really means that you’re accepting of whatever comes your way, you experience things, you let the universe give and take what it needs to.
When I have kids, I'm going to reassure them that the best is always yet to come.

Aug 9, 2013 at 10:00am | 127 comments

being sad
It's like there's a giant something looming over me, laughing at me and poking me over and over again and telling me that something is going to happen soon. Something big. Things can't just go right.
Since one of our friends here at xoJane is having a Bad Week, I'm starting the list anew, and hoping you all will deign to contribute.

Apr 4, 2013 at 10:00am | 494 comments

You can never be too rich or too thin. You can never have too many friends (especially on Facebook). America, as a nation, functions as though the growth curve is infinite, as though the bubble will never burst.
women in the workplace
On a night out, talk to me about your weekend, your last shag, your job by all accounts -- but please don't tell me how much you earn.
I know it's kind of gross, but I love digging out ingrown hairs.

Jan 24, 2013 at 4:00pm | 143 comments

For a woman, joy must be expressed carefully. Because to express your happiness too wantonly, too ebulliently or widely, is to risk a quick shutdown from those who are not experiencing the same happiness.
best mom in the world
Probably the number one misconception I had before becoming a parent was that it was going to be completely horrible.

May 8, 2012 at 12:00pm | 174 comments

Am I the only one who's always waiting for the other shoe to drop?
If you're a woman living in the US or England, you're probably not as happy as your mom was at your age.
I love power walks! But it's gross where I live.

Jun 16, 2011 at 9:02am | 0 comments