Life Unrolled

Make Traveling Less of a Chore

Ask anyone what they would like to do more of and I’m confident that the majority of them would give the same one-word answer: travel. Travel is the thing we aspire to, the thing we plan for, and the thing we can’t wait to embark on. Travel is, for lack of a better…

Break the Ice: or How I Learned to Talk to Strangers

It’s summer, it’s July, and according to my friend on the subway this morning, we’re in the middle of a heat wave here in New York. Normally this would be reason enough to clear out the convenience store freezer of all their ice, fill the bathtub with it, and get in. Instead,…

Your Guide to a Stress-Free July 4th

July 4th is just around the bend and you know what that means, don’t you? The weekend of classic summer activities is upon us – that and the independence of the United States, but who’s counting? With the immense amount of grilling, and drinking (responsibly), and fireworks (safely), and red, white, and blue wearing…

Love Music? Find the Songs That Fit You Best

We all love music. It’s there for us when we’re happy, when we’re sad, when we’re excited, and when we’re at ease. There are very few moments in life that can’t be paired properly with a song. The interesting thing about music though, is that it’s 100% individual.…

Succeed as the Underdog

Most of my California-based colleagues are not going to be happy with me for bringing this up so soon, but the Golden State Warriors, the best regular season team in NBA history, lost the championship on Sunday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team no one thought had a chance to win. Most experts and fans…

This Father's Day, Remember the Good Times

Did you know Father’s Day was this weekend? Thanks for telling me! My siblings and I totally forgot and now we’re in a bit of a precarious situation. We’re quickly running out of time to find something for dad and we don’t even know where to begin. I mean, on the…

This Summer, Do It For You

There’s summer projects, and of course, summer passion. But have you ever thought about bringing the two together: a passion project? True, I’m only bringing it up because summer is a primo opportunity to get a passion project up and running – tons of sunlight, vacation time, no kids, you get the picture – but…

Don't Fret the Heat, Embrace It and Enjoy Your Summer

Remember way back when? Back when you still had to bundle up to go outside, when you were just waiting for summer to get here so you could finally put your coat away for the season? I bet that when the first day of warmth came, joy and celebration coursed through your veins to the…

Beat the Summer Heat!

Something interesting happened to me this weekend; after months of waiting, WAITING, for the summer weather to finally get here, I found myself uncomfortable and lamenting in the oppressive heat of my apartment. All of a sudden, the one thing I had been waiting for since it last ended had run out its welcome. Even…