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Learning to Love What You Have

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I used to think it was a NYC thing my always lusting over the next best thing. But I liked to separate myself from other NYers because I desired something bigger, immaterial. I desired to move to a third world country to begin work at a nonprofit, likely in disaster relief, education, or housing development. I wanted to help those in greater need than those in my country, as no matter how poor, Americans can somewhat count on a relatively robust welfare system.

All this felt a noble pursuit, but in the background I was feeling material frustration. 
After selling my half of a Hoboken condo I shared with an ex boyfriend, we had enough to place a 25% down payment on a 3rd property…

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The Prettiest Chanukah Wrapping Paper 2018

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I’m all about giving experiences and time to those you love, and anything sans wrap, or wrapped with paper you can reuse – newspaper, packaging paper that came with an Amazon order, or even magazine sheets. I, myself, often rummage through our shared  building recycling bins for mags to read, as I enjoy taking a break from my phone to read the while running on the treadmill at my gym – hence the stash of Allure in our bathroom 😉. But… if you’re really feeling an urge to wrap, especially with gifts for the little ones, here are some Chanukah … Read More

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2018 List of Holiday Activities And Other Things to Enjoy in NYC this Winter

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Hi everyone, As you may know (unless you’re new to NY Nomads) I work as an Assistant to a very nice family in New York City! Part of this position entails helping them find ways to enrich their lives, including creating a list of fun activities they can enjoy as a family. Please find below a mix of Christmas, Chanukah, and other lovely activities to enjoy in NYC this November, December, and January. And if you’re looking for something else enriching and fun to enjoy with your children, check out some of our free learning resources at Equality.Education   Activities … Read More

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NYC Parks – Highlights of Free and Low-Cost Things to do This Weekend

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My FOMO (fear of missing out) this weekend extends to all of the cool city parks events going on this weekend in our 5 boroughs. While I’ll regretfully have to take a pass this weekend as I’ll be enjoying a weekend out of the city with my brother and his fiance-to-be (no pressure. I just love her), there’s no reason you have to miss some of these highlights.

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Why I Won’t Keep A Zero Waste Jar

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“Roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day is produced by Americans.
“The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago.”
“…And yet there are a growing number of people—often young millennial women—who are part of a zero-waste movement. Their yearly trash output can be small enough to fit inside an eight-ounce mason jar. These are not wannabe hippies, but people embracing a modern minimalist lifestyle. They say it saves them money and time and enriches their lives.”

touts National Geographic Article “How People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year”

Naturally, as a self-proclaimed sustainable person, I am supremely jealous of how “good” these bohemian minimalists are…
And I doubt how realistic their lifestyles are for us to emulate.