Posts tagged "life advice"

The Pros & Cons Of Different Travel Partners

I believe that traveling is always a good experience (even a terrible vacation will give you stories to tell for years to come), but who you choose to travel with will make a big difference in what kind of experience you have. A cross-country road trip with your three best friends will be very different…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 21, 2014

10 Things You Should Always Buy In Bulk

I've been trying really hard to live a more minimalist lifestyle lately. I'm super choosy about the clothes I buy, have been cutting down on clutter like whoa, and am aiming to live in a super cozy storage container within the next 10 years. Now, that being said, no matter how much I trim dow…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 17, 2014

Girl Talk: In Favor Of Following Your Heart

My best friend works at a handmade art market in Portland. She meets a lot of interesting people when she's sitting at her booth selling necklaces -- earth mamas who share recipes for homemade toothpaste, wood carvers who claim very matter-of-factly that they were born on a different planet, chakra healers and aura seers and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 13, 2014

Help Turn One Of Dear Sugar’s Best Advice Columns Into An Animated Short

Hands down, my favorite advice columnist ever is Dear Sugar over at The Rumpus, best known as Wild memoirist Cheryl Strayed. Her collection of advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things, sits on my nightstand and is a regular resource when I need a little inspiration, motivation or just a reminder that I can find resilience within. That's why I'm so psyched to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 2, 2014

6 Things You Miss When You Move Away From Your Best Friend

My best friend Katelyn just came to visit me in Nashville for a long weekend. When we both lived in Portland, we were pretty much inseparable, and ever since I moved away a year ago, it's been hard. We've been doing pretty good at the long distance friendship thing, but man, seeing her in perso…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 29, 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren Has Some Great Advice For Handling Life’s Curveballs

"Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to consider the unexpected. Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to entertain the improbable opportunity that comes looking for you. And never be so faithful to your plan that when you hit a bump in the road -- or…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 28, 2014

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated College

Now that your undergraduate days are over, it's time to step out into the big, bad world of adulthood. Jobs! Money! Real Men Who Don't Smell Like Stale Beer and Frat Houses! But before you slip on your grown up panties and make them dollars, there are some things you should probably know about navigating…

By: Katie Oldenburg and Sophie Leon / May 27, 2014

12 Signs You Might Need To Check Your Vibes

Yesterday I was taking an early morning walk around downtown Nashville, as I do most days before work. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, lots of people were out jogging, biking, or taking leisurely strolls. I was greeted with many jovial "morning, ma'am!"s. I might have whistled the tune to "Zip-ah-dee-doo-dah" at…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 15, 2014

The Pros & Cons Of Moving Across The Country Vs. Moving Across Town

At this time last year, I was making the longest move of my life so far: from Portland to Nashville. This afternoon, I'm making the shortest: our new place is about two miles from this one. After moving across the country, I assumed this move would be a breeze. I mean, a two-mile move i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 29, 2014

Cheers! 30 Not-As-Obvious Occasions That Call For Champagne

The champagne toast is one of my favorite customs. I'm all about celebrating happy moments with sparkly wine, so hey, what's not to love? But lately I've been thinking that the traditional requirements for what constitutes a champagne-worthy moment are way too predictable (not to mention way too rare). Major milestones like engagements, weddings, buying

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2014

10 Very Basic Tips For First Time Homebuyers

As of about a week ago, Nick and I are officially homeowners. Yay! Buying our own place was cool and exciting and also possibly the most stressful thing I've ever done. Here are 10 things I learned along the way, that I wish someone had told me before we even started...

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2014

10 Things I’ve Learned From 10 Years In A Relationship

Today is Nick and my 10-year anniversary. TEN YEARS. A decade. One-twentieth of a lifetime if we both live to be 200, which we plan to. I'm not usually super sentimental about anniversaries, if only because I'm like a doofy sitcom husband when it comes to remembering exact dates, but I couldn't help but get…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 14, 2014

10 Signs You’ve Settled In To Your New City

This week marks the year anniversary of my big move to Nashville. I can't believe it's already been a year. On the one hand, it feels like I've been here forever, and on the other, it feels like about 2 weeks has passed since we sold all our stuff and set off on our cross-country

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 8, 2014

9 Indispensable Tips For Tax Season (And Life In General)

Well, it's April, and you know what that means: tax season is in full swing. Did you shudder just now? Pee a little bit? Plug your ears and start singing, "LALALALA" at the top of your lungs? We've been there, but what if this year (and every year from now on) were different? Someone once…

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Doles Out Some Amazing Advice For Life On Earth

"If you view crossing the finish line as the measure of your life, you’re setting yourself up for a personal disaster. Commanding a spaceship or doing a spacewalk is a very rare, singular moment-in-time event in the continuum of life. You need to honor the highs and the peaks in the moments -- you need…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 17, 2014

21 Things That Are Totally Fine To Fake

Generally, honesty is a good policy, but sometimes life calls for you to fake it. Not to the point of self-delusion or denial, just long enough to get through or get by. Occasional faking doesn't make you a liar, an impostor, or a fraud, it makes you smart. Strutting in to the interview for your…

The 10 Absolute Worst Things I’ve Done For Money

It's completely normal and natural to complain about your job, even to hate it at times. When you spend 40+ hours a week doing anything, it doesn't matter what, you're going to have your own special brand of grievances -- from the fact that your boss wants you to fax every email she receives while…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 12, 2014

15 Things That Deserve A Second Chance (And 10 Things That Don’t)

We've been thinking a lot about second chances lately: when to give them, who to give them to, and how they're earned. Second chances are complicated, because we all want to be one of those magnanimous, forgiving souls who write inspiring essays for O magazine, but at the same time, no one wants to be a gullible…

Single Ladies, Here Are 11 Exciting Things To Plan (That Aren’t A Wedding)

According to a new survey published in the Daily Mail, women are spending an awful lot of time planning their weddings…before they even have a groom lined up. Out of  600 single women polled, 60 percent admit that they already have their wedding planned -- sometimes down to the details of the dress, the vows,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 28, 2014

35 Milestones Of Female Friendship

Taylor Swift and Lorde have been spending quite a bit of time together -- shopping, frolicking barefoot on the beach, wearing matching outfits -- prompting many onlookers (including us) to refer to them as BFFs. But let's be honest: as any BFF-havin' lady knows, wearing matching outfits is only, like, level 3 out of 300…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 26, 2014