Getting Personal

Stop Calling Me a Food Critic (I'm Not)

Stop Calling Me a Food Critic (I’m Not)

Literally the first thing people ask when they find out I write a food column is if I’m a critic. Or, they skip the asking all together and just assume. Let me clarify once and for all, writing about food […]

My Obsession with Israel and Why Everyone Should Visit a “War Zone”

My Obsession with Israel and Why Everyone Should Visit a “War Zone”

In honor of my mom going to Israel for her 60th birthday (I couldn’t be more excited for her!), here’s a small tribute to the country outside of America I’ve spent the most time in and the only other place I’ve felt […]

The Happiness Mindset: Finding Beauty Everywhere

The Happiness Mindset: Finding Beauty Everywhere

A few people close to me have had depression, which to put it mildly, is depressing to be around. Not intending to belittle a serious psychological condition, I will never understand not being able to see the beauty in everything, […]

20 Things I Accomplished in My 20s…and 30 More for My 30s

20 Things I Accomplished in My 20s…and 30 More for My 30s

With the realization that a huge life milestone has hit turning the #DirtyThirty, I thought it’d be worth taking a minute to reflect on some of the things I accomplished over the last decade and set some new goals for […]