Lessons from Trees

I didn't use to think of myself as an "outdoors" girl. In fact, many in my circles would still agree that I am way more city than country. And that's true. But when I was much younger I used to love sitting in a tree in my suburban backyard. The branches of a big soft...

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How I Deal with Anxiety

Ready to talk about something super personal? Let's talk about anxiety. More specifically, let's talk about my anxiety. First, let's make something clear. I am not a mental health professional or doctor. I am not an expert on anxiety. I am one of the millions of...

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What to Wear Underneath Backless Outfits: Adhesive Bras

I get asked this all the time: "what should I wear underneath backless shirts or dresses?" or "You know, those open back tops or low back dresses that everyone is wearing - what can you actually wear underneath them to lift your bust and get some support?" Good news:...

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Hurray for Truth or Dare With Yourself

Remember in school when you'd play "Truth or Dare"? You and your friends or schoolmates would gather around and one by one test each other's bravery by asking each other to answer a question truthfully or do a daring task. I used to be afraid of this game. I was so...

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How to Uncover Your Confidence

Who do you picture when you think of a confident person? Is she tall, strong, forceful, determined, and gets what she wants? Is it a she at all? I've been thinking a lot about confidence, and the hurray way of being a confident person. It's been on my thoughts for...

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Spring Clean Inside, Outside, and Underneath

I'm the first to admit it: I'm a pack rat and a clutter collector. I always have been. My honey and I have lived in the same tiny apartment in New York City for 10 years. In those 10 years, I've collected, and purged, and accumulated, and condensed over and over...

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How to Wash Bras

In my many years as a bra fitter since 2005, I’ve helped thousands of people find bras and lingerie that fits well and feels great - from cup sizes AA to N! And no matter what sizes they took home, I always had the same last piece of advice: wash your bras well. ...

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From Hurry to Hurray

During meditation once, I saw myself running down a dirt road in a flat, farm like landscape. This is a real visualization I had. But the place was unfamiliar to me. Dusty roads. Country houses. Lots of space. Hot, dry, brown, and white. I was running so fast down...

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Beauty of Imperfection

What do you think of when you hear "perfection"? I used to think perfection was my goal. In fact, when I was much younger I labeled myself a perfectionist and I would tell people this with pride. Sometimes I would fain the "ugh life is so hard for me because my...

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For Whom Do You Wear Lingerie?

Whether it's Valentine's Day or not, this question is worth asking: "for whom do you wear lingerie?" {Or, "who do you wear lingerie for" but I'm being my own grammar police.} I'm bringing it up now because this is traditionally the time of year when people dress up in...

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Investing In Yourself

Food for thought: the best investment you can make is in yourself. I used to think this was some new age woo woo garbage, or just a marketing concept to get foolish people to spend money on themselves. I used to think it was targeted at people with low self-esteem who...

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How to Set Goals and Intentions

What are your goals? What is at the top of your mountain? Need help setting and achieving your goals? I'm here to help you say hurray. But first... An admission: I am a natural goal setter and yet I still struggle with them. All the time. What can I say - we human...

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