I present to you a tale of two women.

The first one is 30. She’s single, and has been for a long time. She doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. She was supposed to enroll into grad school in September, but had to defer due to lack of money...

Five years ago, I walked into a dance studio. I had never taken a dance class before, but I knew it was something I wanted to do. My soul was crying for music and movement, even if my body and mind were fairly sure that it would not end well.

I walked...

About this time one year ago, I made one of the scariest decisions of my life. I left my stable, full-time DREAM job. I had the choice between taking time off, traveling the world or building my dream. So what did I do? All those things. AT ONCE.

What...

In the chill winter of Stockholm, my friends, my darling hubby and I were standing outside Snow White stage that glittered with Christmas lights. The performers seem to be real artists; the smashing turns, the sliding feet and their awesome spins. Ex...

No amount of underwear clad people could make this moment better. As I passionately and poetically slammed onto the stage about finally finding my voice, my voice fell terrifyingly silent.

I was on minute four of my five-minute piece, two lines away f...

 At the dawn of something new. 

I hate answering the question, “who are you?” What are you supposed to say? Where do you begin? How do you squeeze down your entire identity into a sound bite?

I've started answering with a mere “I’m Tiff.” I don't want...

When I was younger, I was a people pleaser. I wanted to do the right thing and fulfill any commitment I’d promised. That meant when I signed my contract as an elementary school teacher, I was committed for life.

Well, not really.

Teachers are obligated...

Friendly disclaimer: You’re about to read about some fundamental time-tested truths about accessing creativity. However, I don’t have years of experience or piles of fabulous creations under my belt. Actually, accessing creativity and learning to liv...

Over the past year, I decided to become the most confident version of myself.

After a traumatic break up, I felt completely rejected and vulnerable. I had my time to mourn until I decided, enough self-loathing, and I set out on a journey toward confid...

With current obesity crisis (nearly ⅓ of adults in the western world are obese or overweight) there is increasing media attention on Fat Shaming. The Fat Acceptance Movement is gaining steam as many young women rush to demand respect because of their...

 

I think of myself as a leader.

 

When I was in 2nd grade, the ‘queen’ of the girls told me not to be friends with a girl in our class who was a family friend because she wasn't "cool". I refused. No one was going to tell me who to be friends with! In...

 

Women. We do everything, don't we? We take care of so many others; but do we ever truly nurture and nourish ourselves?

 

Do we ever take the time to do the things we LOVE to do? Okay, maybe we do, but do we feel guilty about putting ourselves fir...

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