habit shift

  • habit shift: listen to black women.

    I’ve spent a lot of time worrying about how to go about writing this post. But the points that I need to make are really absurdly simple: + White women benefit from, and uphold,…

    October 31, 2018 78 Comments
  • habit shift: kitchen detox.

    Bear with me. One more morning habit that needed shifting: I’m not the baker in our house, generally speaking, but on a weekend morning in the fall and winter, mixing a batch of hearty…

    October 22, 2018 41 Comments
  • habit shift: eat breakfast.

    Well, really, eat a better breakfast.  I’ve already written about my need for slow mornings. I’m not a hop-out-of-bed-and-sit-down-for-breakfast kind of person. I need a slow cup of coffee, and more than a few…

    October 9, 2018 67 Comments
  • habit shift: morning people.

    I’m a morning person. A slow, leisurely kind of morning person. A morning person who doesn’t want to be rushed out of bed. I’ll pad to the bathroom bright and early, but my goodness,…

    September 5, 2018 19 Comments
  • habit shift: packing lunch.

    If you’re reading this on the day of publication then we’re likely either chugging along the Connecticut shoreline en route to my parents’ house—or else we’re running like maniacs through the corridors of Grand…

    July 26, 2018 67 Comments
  • habit shift: plastic-free july.

    We’re spending the week at my mom and dad’s house and even though I’m spending a lot of my time hiding out in my dad’s office trying to get my work done, I’m taking…

    July 3, 2018 42 Comments
  • habit shift: bedtime routine.

    I know a lot of you have questions about how we get our two kids to sleep—for the LOVE OF GOD—in a tiny apartment. More on that one day soon, I promise. But in…

    April 25, 2018 59 Comments
  • habit shift: permission to fall.

    The bruise is spreading like a slowly blooming jellyfish across my left hip. Dark purple and bright blue and blurry at the edges. It’s tender to the touch and my blue jeans put more…

    March 5, 2018 30 Comments
  • habit shift: steam room.

    When crouched in a chilly coffee shop, my toes slowly turning to frozen stubs, I fantasize about the hazy white tile steam room at the YMCA in our neighborhood. In case you’re picturing something fancy,…

    January 30, 2018 20 Comments