My Favorite At-Home Workouts

I used to do most of my workouts from my basement. And while I now incorporate running and hot yoga classes into my routine, I still love a good home-based sweat. Below you’ll find my favorite YouTube (aka free!) workout that are guaranteed to make you feel it for days. TIU LIVE Rooftop Total Body […]

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The Introvert Diaries: Introduction + the Basics

Hi, my name is Olivia, and I’m an introvert. What does that mean? Here’s what the dictionary has to say about that: in – tro – vert (noun) a shy, reticent person. (adjective) another term for introverted. Derived in the 17th century from the Latin introvertere, or “to turn from the inside.” Did that help? […]

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5 Ways To Break Out of a “Blah” Day

Blah. Med. Down. Off. There’s a multitude of adjectives— real and imagined— to describe how I was feeling last Sunday. Even though I wasn’t working, I still caught my own cause of the “Sunday Scaries,” and felt totally zapped of motivation and positivity. After a few hours in a stupor, however, I eventually fell back […]

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It’s Not My Fitbit, It’s Me

via* “Toxic relationship” is a major buzzword right now. Between celebrity couples feuding on social media to articles about the dangers of social media comparison, substances, and more, our society is increasingly aware of how our attachments to certain people, things, and thoughts can do more harm than good. And while I’m not sure I […]

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More Than “One Way”: Reflections from HerConference 2017

As some of you may know, this past weekend I was lucky enough to attend HerCampus’s 6th annual HerConference. It was my second year in attendance, and I am happy to report that round two did not disappoint (read about my experience last summer here). Although I was exhausted at the end of each day, […]

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(Almost) Effortless Mashed Chickpea Salad

Summer is a weird time for cooking. I mean, for all the magazines raving about perfect barbecue menus and inventive fruit pies, the soul-sucking heat totally zaps my desire to get chopping (don’t even mention turning on the oven). With that said, I recently noticed how much I missed trying new recipes, and made it […]

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Currently Coveting: Yoga Mats

I have a tense relationship with shopping. While I love acquiring new items (‘cause, um, who doesn’t?), I often find the process of finding the “right” piece of clothing, tech piece, home accessory totally overwhelming. Case in point: I’ve been mulling over buying a new yoga mat for a few weeks, but always stopped short […]

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