5 Ways to NOT Get Back Together With Your Ex

Tried and true, tested by yours truly, these 5 tricks work every time to NOT achieve a reunion. Whether you want to seem like a total psycho, or whether you want to make sure the relationship is ruined forever, and make sure you never have a chance in hell with your dreaded ex, I’ve compiled…… Continue reading 5 Ways to NOT Get Back Together With Your Ex

Dear People Doing Fireworks All Night on July 4th: Kindly F*@% Off

I’m pro-Independence Day, in the sense that I’m a fan of freedom and the right to bear arms. But there’s also something called the right to a decent night’s sleep: a key component being uninterrupted quiet. So tell me why myself, my cat DC, and the good people of Harlem and Morningside Heights, need to…… Continue reading Dear People Doing Fireworks All Night on July 4th: Kindly F*@% Off

Breaking News from My Therapist: There is No Happiness Limit

Somewhere along the healing journey, self-sabotage rears its funny-looking head. It can come in many disguises. Most lately, my self-sabotage has me thinking, “that’s enough goodness for today.” But the reality is: there is no Goodness Maximum or Goodness Limit. The strange, irrational, “Is this too much goodness?” feeling comes up when I’ve just done…… Continue reading Breaking News from My Therapist: There is No Happiness Limit

How to Feel Good About What You Can Do (Versus Feeling Shite About What You Can’t)

My interest in Irish history is teaching me lots of cool terms, like shite and ta. But I digress – I need to tell you that it’s okay to feel okay about the things you are capable of doing. And that it’s not necessary to feel badly about those things you aren’t capable of doing.…… Continue reading How to Feel Good About What You Can Do (Versus Feeling Shite About What You Can’t)

Ritalin: To Take or Not to Take? That Is the Question

Hey guys, it’s been a while since I’ve written about substances in my life. I went from chilling, to realizing I couldn’t chill anymore and be happy, to beginning a journey of sobriety that showed me how much I came to rely on the magical marijuana plant. This led me to some much-needed therapy and…… Continue reading Ritalin: To Take or Not to Take? That Is the Question

Perfectionism Has No Place in Self-Care (Or My Bathtub)

I just got out of a hot bath. I put a few drops of lavender essential oil and a few more drops of ylang ylang essential oil in the tub, stirred it around, and lowered myself into the steamy, hot water. Then I looked around at my bathroom and noticed some spots that needed cleaning.…… Continue reading Perfectionism Has No Place in Self-Care (Or My Bathtub)

Pearl’s Top Ten Beauty Must-Haves of 2020

I stepped timidly into the cat-eat-cat world of beauty and makeup. It teaches me to take pleasure in the daily routine of skin care and makeup. Check out a few of my favorites from 2020: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. $18. I bought this twice because it’s so soft, gentle and pleasant. No wonder it won…… Continue reading Pearl’s Top Ten Beauty Must-Haves of 2020

Coping with Codependency: Addiction and Intertwined Illnesses

Remarkably, it was a twelve-step program for co-dependents that gave me the strength to face my issues with addiction. I began learning about codependency after a terrible breakup, and found that I fit the bill for a garden-variety, run-of-the-mill, codependent. Here’s what I learned about codependents: CODEPENDENTS OFTEN… Have difficulty identifying what they are feelingMinimize,…… Continue reading Coping with Codependency: Addiction and Intertwined Illnesses