Wake Up: 5 Ways to Boost Your Morning Energy

Goooooood morning! It’s Monday and I know the struggle is REAL. So, let’s talk ways to boost your mood + energy every morning. I’ve posted about my morning routine before, but I have a few new habits that I wanted to share ahead of summertime. A lot of you have emailed asking for quick tricks to feel more energized. Here are five ways for feeling more awake in just 15…. Read more

Breakfast in Bed, Please

Let’s get COZY! Who else dreams of breakfast in bed? The coffee, the croissants, the sweet smells of syrup — it all makes my heart happy [and my Instagram thrilled]. In my first few years following college, when I lived on my own in Missouri, I used to make myself breakfast in bed. It sounds silly, but on days off I’d indulge in waffles while binge-watching old episodes of Friends. It…. Read more

7 Reasons Mondays Don’t Suck

Sometimes, Mondays are rough. The early morning. The long workday. The realization freedom is a full five days away. Mondays can cause some serious blues. But you know what else Mondays can do? Caffeinate you. Detoxify you. Enlighten you. And make you feel like a normal, decent, purposeful human being who’s completely capable of being a responsible adult. Here are seven reasons Mondays don’t suck… 1. COFFEE. This is one day…. Read more

8 Things To Do Before 8 AM

Mornings. Some days (like Saturdays + Sundays) I love them. Other days, I loathe them. Biologically, I think God made me a night owl. But years of 1:00 AM wakeup calls during my time as a news anchor taught me it is possible to be absurdly happy by 5 AM. Thank goodness I’m no longer rising in the middle of the night. However, I’ve gotten really good at turning off my…. Read more

Go Ahead, Spike Your Coffee

Think of your morning routine. The blaring alarm clock. An urge to hide under the covers. A yawn so heavy you could collapse to the floor. Perhaps that cup of coffee will help. Spike it if you must. There are days when no amount of caffeine is enough to break those morning blues. I wish the universe would text, “today is canceled— go back to bed.” Not even Siri has ever…. Read more