Hellloooo everyone. I’m Ashley, a freelance writer specializing in mental health + wellness + happiness content. With the ultimate goal of becoming a “Feel Good expert” (aka a happiness advice columnist for major magazines), I am currently a wellness columnist for a local lifestyle magazine. Other projects I’m working on include a memoir-in-progress, a weekly newsletter, and a soon-to-launch clothing line.
I live in Connecticut, about an hour north of NYC. So far I am loving my East Coast life — they have the best sandwich shops, pizza joints and bookstores around — not to mention the many beaches, wineries…
Wake Your Mind Up is a weekly series providing you with practical, no-fuss ways to get your mind right in the mornings, so you can be a better you throughout the day.
Sometimes we wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Whether it’s due to lack of sleep, a toddler elbowing you all night, or nerves about a big meeting, we all know that not-so-pleasant feeling we get when we pull the sheets off, plant our feet on the floor, and think about the day ahead.
While it isn’t realistic to wake up every day with a smile…
The Take A Sip Club. It’s the girlfriends who lunch, in a newsletter. And so much more.
By now, most of us are ready to join the real world again and put this Covid nightmare behind us. If you’re nodding your head hell yes, keep reading.
In an effort to bring likeminded gals together in a fun and engaging way, I am launching the Take A Sip Club. And I am excited out of my brains about it.
If you’re lacking in the success department — be it with your business, mind, body, or relationship— here’s something that will cheer you up on the self-doubt front:
Everyone has it.
Did you hear that? Everyone has feelings of self-doubt. From successful writers to famous fashion designers to life coaches to Kim Kardashian, absolutely no one is exempt from feeling insecure about themselves and their businesses from time to time.
While it’s comforting to know all entrepreneurs deal with the same fears and anxieties about their chosen career paths, it’s even more comforting to know we can minimize — and…
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, everyone. It’s Sunday, May 9, for those of you who need reminded.
If you’re wondering what to tell your husband/wife to get you for your *special day* I have rounded up some creative ideas that aren’t the tired flowers or diamonds or day-at-the-spas. Although all those things (diamonds especially) are nice.
I for one have no shame in asking for gifts. I will never be the one to say things like, “Oh, no, it’s okay, I don’t need anything.” Where is the fun in that? …
There’s no sugarcoating it. Being an entrepreneur is hard. Being a solopreneur is even harder. The highs are sky-high and the lows are dirt low.
It’s great to be excited and passionate about a business idea — but it’s quite another to actually turn a profit with it, sustain your customer’s interest, and keep it going.
Some days you feel on top of the world, and others, you feel like you’re spinning in circles, wondering if you should give up and go back to your boring, albeit financially stable, desk job.
When I was diagnosed with Chronic Adjustment Disorder (it’s…
Dressing up and putting makeup on has always been fun for me. Therapeutic, even. Being in the fashion industry was largely wrapped around playing dress-up, experimenting with varying shades of lipstick, and trying on different personas in the wake of giving others that blissful, look-good-feel-good confidence.
As I got older and transitioned from selling expensive clothes to wealthy, 50-something women to freelance writing in trendy coffee shops, I realized getting dressed with intention was more than an enjoyable morning routine — it was my way of armoring up for the day.
Oversize sunglasses were a statement to the world that…
Have you ever felt insecure? What about inferior to someone’s looks or success, or like your ideas don’t matter? UM…DUH. We all have felt “less than” in some capacity — be it with work, our partners, our social circles or simply within ourselves — some of us struggling with these feelings daily.
It’s a real crummy way to live. I’ve gone through my fair share of phases of crippling self-doubt and lower-than-dirt confidence, and I truly would not wish that feeling on anyone. It’s the worst.
While we all have our own internal struggles that we battle with, we do…
I’m going to admit something that may make the super mommies gasp in disbelief. I don’t like mom friends. More pointedly, I despise them. There is a stark difference between Actual Friends and Mom Friends, and it’s taken me five years to solve the bewilderment of a woman’s social life after she becomes Mom.
I have tried to connect with other women based on the (terribly vague) common factor that we are both moms, and it doesn’t work out. I’ve signed up for Mommy & Me classes where moms treated their babies like human shields, protecting themselves from having to…
My old hairstylist once said, “I choose to be a blonde because even when the sun isn’t shining, I have sunshine on top of my head.” I took that sunshine statement as a metaphor for life’s ups and downs, and because I’m a blonde, I can fully relate.
Color can do wonderful things for our psyche. The research has been done, and the proof is in our glowed-up faces and pep in our step once we swipe on that purple lipstick or tug our favorite yellow crew neck over our heads.
“It’s something of a fashion urban legend that wearing…