I knew I was in for a treat when Alexa Miton, the flamenco teacher at Baltimore School of Dance, instructed me to wear a long, flowy skirt and heels to her Wednesday-evening class. I felt overdressed as I hustled down the Hampden street to the studio, but the feeling was …Read More »
Let’s Talk About Sex, Babies An initiative called "Thanks, Birth Control" wants to help women show their contraceptives a little love.
As a 22-year-old professional a year and a half into my first job in Washington DC, my future is looking bright. In the next year I’ll get married, buy a house and hopefully adopt an adorable pooch (or two!). But 1 in 4 girls my age—and even younger—are facing a …Read More »
Hello loves. Happy October! Is your spicy candle burning—inside and out? This month’s column is a bit of a self-care reality check. A good friend recently sent me this article, which digs into the not-so-“treat yo’self” aspects of self-care. Here’s my take on it… F E E D Y …Read More »
As i make my way to the restroom at Golden West in Hampden, I get a text from Rebecca Klein Scott, one of the body language experts I’m here to meet. She’s in a booth I’d walked by seconds before. “I had a feeling it was you when I saw …Read More »
Hello, beauties—happy September! Here come those three crazy months filled with exhausting celebrations, quirky family and delicious food. It will be busy, and that’s okay. Take a second to relax: Breathe really, really deeply—there’s no air quite like autumn air—or let yourself stare off into the distance and daydream. Take …Read More »
Eat when you’re hungry. This should be the most self-evident piece of nutritional advice out there, right? But somehow, an ever-rotating roster of dieticians seem to offer contradictory plans: Eat every 2 hours. Fast one day a week. Eat whatever you want, as long as it’s below 1,250 calories. With …Read More »
Hey, savvy self-care babes! Happy end-of-August. Are you drinking water? Staying in the shade? Taking naps? Catching up on a T.V. show or reading a book that’s been on your list for awhile? Enjoy these last few weeks of true summertime! As we conclude a season and look forward to …Read More »
In a world that is constantly being rocked with painful events, it’s more important than ever to be kind to and gentle with your body, mind, spirit and, of course, your fellow beings. That’s why I decided to begin this new column. We’re all in this heartbreaking, joyful, angry, confusing, …Read More »
In my Irish clan, we’ll occasionally Irish step dance at weddings and funerals. But, recently, all on my own and a bit tentative-feeling, I went square dancing. I opened the doors to Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown, and was hit with the power of fun. A bluegrass band was going full …Read More »
Gym with a Mission Missionfit Baltimore gives kids a place to work out, and work out their feelings.
At first glance, this nonprofit’s airy industrial space—located above a body shop in Remington—seems a readymade haven for hip caffeine-seekers, line-editing their newest screenplays and chatting about the new exhibit at the Visionary Arts Museum. It’s a neat surprise to find the walls lined with dumbbells, certified Crossfit coaches playing a …Read More »