Dear Tash: Gratitude Outranks Control

Dear Tash, Sometimes something happens to make you feel a little out of control. You can’t stop a friend from making a disappointing decision in spite of your sage advice. You don’t have the physical energy to convert your home from chaos to clean. You are stood up for a much-anticipated hangout and busy calendars make it hard…

I Just Want to Pin Recipes and Never Enter the Kitchen

Tonight, I am draped over the couch I inherited from a group house long ago, and I have spent the last hour and a half looking at TV clips and movie trailers and new content added to Netflix I will never watch, and scanning images on Pinterest for recipes I will never cook and DIY crafts I will never make. I’ve…

I’d Like to Write a Book but the Boss Wants to Watch Netflix

After listening to a particularly inspirational Lively Show podcast on Thursday, I got this image of a young and vital Tiny Tash who was all jazzed up about doing wonderful things (e.g., responding to a friend’s letter, doing my physical therapy exercises, etc.) as an alternative to sulking around like a couch potato with a Netflix…