Happily Never After Update: Meet Mike

I have a bit of a confession to make. For the last few years, I’ve been writing all this stuff about ‘relationships’ and ‘dating’ and ‘being single’, and to be quite honest, it was all speculation and theory; I didn’t know if “Prepping for Prince Charming” was actually a real thing, or if it was […]

The Simulacra of Death in ‘This is Us’

Simulacra: (noun) an image or a representation of something Has anyone else been choked up all week, after watching ‘This is Us’? While often a difficult concept to accurately capture, how perfectly did ‘This is Us’ represent death in ‘Super Bowl Sunday’ and ‘The Car’? I remember going to church the day after my grandpa […]

Mantras to Get Yourself in the Gym

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, cookie exchanges, and lots of overeating, and brainstorms about New Years’ Resolutions. If you are fighting yourself to get to the gym, on your yoga mat, or your SoulCycle/Zumba/weights class, here are some mantras that might improve your retention rate: My body will feel less achey: It seems a little […]

The Meaning of Life: Suffering

All these philosophers, such as Derrida and Foucault and Confucius, spent their entire lives trying to figure out what “the meaning of life” is. Well, folks, at 24 years old, I think I figured out what it is: the meaning of life is about suffering. As humans, we constantly suffer in every aspect of our […]