Photo credit: www.funkidslive.com In the middle of a busy work day, I decided to take my version of a “smoke break” by checking in on Facebook. I was scrolling through the feed when I couldn’t ignore an eye-catching post that said – “Shopping feels SO good when the size below your regular size doesn’t fit…

Photo credit: www.wallpapersfolder.com This past weekend, I was in beautiful, bustling Chicago for a wedding – and to learn an important lesson. But before we dive in, let’s back up a bit. Growing up in Connecticut, I was convinced my adulthood was destined to play out in Manhattan – specifically NYU and on stage as…

Photo credit: weheartit.com I have always had an elaborate imagination. As a child, it played out in Barbie dream houses, dressed up by an over-flowing bin of costumes. And, just as we discussed , it convinced me monsters under the bed were real, so even then, it had a dark side. But as an adult,…

Photo credit: mashable.com CAPTION: The power of taking action against your fears! A woman stood blindfolded in a bikini to promote body positivity. Amy-Pence Brown, like many other adults, has struggled with self-esteem – a fear of shame – all her life. A few weeks ago, she decided to do something about it by conducting…

  Today, I want to take a long overdue moment to discuss the title of this column: Practice Makes Positive. The saying goes: Practice makes perfect. We were told this in school to encourage us not to give up on a difficult math problem. Our parents’ voice echoed these words in the car after a…

Photo credit: www.tagtheworkout.com With the rush of “back to school” traffic and the hum of morning buses, I’ve been reminded of a great lesson of how the Universe works. Every year, before my mom would take my sister and me shopping for back to school clothes, she would force us to clean out our closets.…

Photo credit: donmaclennan.com   Recently, I made a decision I never anticipated. Out of the blue, the president of my company faced a family emergency. She was no longer able to travel to Atlanta the next day to pitch an account we had been working on for months. Just as I thought I was about…

Growing up, I had a lot of trouble going to sleep at night. For the most part, I was an adventurous kid, outgoing and eager to experience the world. But at night, I turned into a timid and fearful victim-of my own imagination. From the classic monster under the bed to a bizarre fear of…

Photo credit: 7-themes.com PRACTICE MAKES POSITIVE: A millennial perspective to calling the Universe a Friend How I Found the Universe At a very young age my mom sat my older sister and me down to tell us a story. “Imagine there is a majestic ship sailing the ocean blue on a long journey. To get…

10.25.15 Practice Makes Positive: The Proof’s in the Hindsight My boyfriend, Erik, and I met while he was in the Army. As I am sure you can imagine, the first few chapters of our love story were a whirlwind that included a lot of time apart as he deployed to Afghanistan. He came home safe,…