My Life After Birth Control

It was that moment that changed the rest of my life. The moment I decided enough is enough. No more feeling sorry for myself. No more aggressive mood swings. No more longing for a different body. This body is what I have, and I have to make it work for me.

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How to Food Shop in America

I’ve created a basic breakdown to hopefully help you feel less overwhelmed when shopping, and bust some health myths. These are a general things to look out for that will help you better understand how to shop, including a peak inside what I always keep stocked in my pantry!

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My Italian Diary: Montepulciano

We once again found ourselves in the twists and turns of the Tuscan hills. This time though, we were on the local route so we passed through so many little towns that would emerge out of the green landscapes. These little towns spoke to me as if I had visited them before. They were positioned in the midst of olive groves, and grape vines. You could see everyone outside having a coffee, hanging clothes, and talking with neighbors window to window — just like how you would imagine Italy to be.

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My Italian Diary: Manciano

It wasn’t much longer until we crossed the peak of the mountain, where the sun was shining brightly and heavily on us. And thus, began our descent to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. We were able to see pieces of it on our descent. Our eyes were wide with excitement, as if we’d just seen it for the first time…Lost in a trance of the sea and perfumes of Tuscany, we hadn’t noticed the copious grey clouds ahead.

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The Truth About Olive Oil

Choosing olive oil should be just as important as important as brushing your teeth every day. I’ve found that it’s one of the healthiest things I can give my body. If there is one thing you should never never never cheap out on, it’s olive oil.

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My Italian Diary: The Departure

New York has shaped me to who I am today. I couldn't wrap my mind around leaving it all behind. I moved to Brooklyn with two cats, three jobs, and a view of the garbage from our apartment building. Every single (unforgettable) experience, people I met, and choices I made brought me to where I am in this moment.

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