You Care What They Think

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

You say you don’t, but you do. We all do. We call them different names, but we are talking about the same thing, the same collective, the same people: “They.” “Them.” “Everyone.” Or, could be something like: “The neighbors” “The people from high school.” “My parents’ friends.” “My clients” “My husband” “My wife” “The cashier at Publix.” “People.” You care …

Finding An Imperfect Perfection

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons, The Life of Allison

Yesterday, I have concluded, was a perfect day. Perfect. As in, could not have been more betterer. It had all of the components of perfection. It was simple and good and lovely. (And it was a Saturday — always a plus.) Yet the components didn’t matter a ton. Even more than what I did (or didn’t do), the perfection comes …

The Ickiness Of Change

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Real Life, The Life of Allison, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

Lately, I have felt an uncomfortable, different, kind of weird energy between me and others. Not all others, but some others. It’s actually hard to explain or put into words (which, of course, is why I am trying to write about it). Let’s try it this way: With great change comes, well, great change. Right? And part of great change …

Being Happy Is Hard

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, The Life of Allison, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

“Are you trying to be a life coach or something?” That was the question a friend of many years asked me recently. “Huh?!” I asked. “Well, you post all those upbeat, positive sayings on Facebook and you seem so happy all the time.” My first thought was something along the lines of “Clearly, you do not read this blog, which …