my guide to thriving on thanksgiving

(note: this post was originally published in 2015. It’s been updated for 2018!) Years ago, I dreaded holidays like Thanksgiving. For weeks in advance, I’d have thoughts like: There’s going to be so much food there, how am I ever going to be able to control myself the entire time?  More recently, my thoughts have been: Oh gosh, there are going to be so many family dynamics going on and so many activities, how am I going to make sure I take care of myself and stay centered throughout it all?  These days, I look…

More Scenes from Thanksgiving, Part Deux

My family came up to Boston yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving Part Two at my brother’s fiancé’s house. My brother and Mara have been together for over 8 years and her family has become like family to me. Her family is a ball of pure fun, they love their wine, and I am constantly laughing when I am with them. Sounds like a fun time to me! Here are some pics of our Boston Thanksgiving at Mara’s house. Mara’s Dad, Harry. He made sure our glasses were filled the entire night. One of the only dogs I…

Scenes from Thanksgiving

Good morning sunshine! 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with quality family time, lots of laughs, and delicious food. Here are some pics of our Mendell Thanksgiving. I didn’t capture a ton of pictures, but here is what I’ve got! I thought it was essential to capture the outfit that I immediately change into the second I leave NYC and come home to CT. I morph into total relaxation mode with my red Cornell sweatpants and cut up Joel Barlow Field Hockey sweatshirt. Ah, yes, this is home. Typical morning…