My dad died right after my first novel was published

Man makes plans, and God laughs. It’s overused and clichéd, but it’s true.  And if…

Money & Career

So you want to self-publish a book. Here’s what I learned from experience.

In 2006, I came up with (what I felt was) a brilliant idea for a…


After 25 years apart, a YouTube movie trailer reunited these long-lost twins

They had the same hairstyles growing up.  They loved the same nail polish color and…


This pup’s reaction to his brother is something all siblings can relate to

You know when you’re living your life, just enjoying a gorgeous day, when out of…


That time I accidentally acted in a foreign film

I’m not an actor. There’s a reason why I stuck with modeling and never ventured over to…


Why the viral phenomenon of “realistic Disney Princesses” matters

Let’s talk about how Disney Princesses are getting real. Sure, they may still be the…


“I was a size 6 model and told to go ‘plus-size'”

It’s a bit of advice you don’t really forget, especially as a brand new model….


Mo’ne Davis responds to her online bully in the best way possible, is an inspiration to us all

Many of you know Mo’ne Davis as the baseball phenom: she, along with one other…


Why every woman should be paying attention to UFC 184

I’ll be the first to admit that mixed martial arts is not for everyone. It’s…


Ways to beat the winter blahs because that’s a thing


Little tricks for learning a new language that nobody teaches you in school

I married into an Argentine family.  My husband is a first-generation American on his mother’s…


Problems we overly empathetic types know all too well

Being empathetic is a great thing. Sometimes it feels like the world is in short…