Laura Rebecca is a writer, editor, teacher, and tattooed yoga nerd from NY who currently lives on the West Coast. She obsessively makes art, drinks tea, dreams about Paris, and writes about education, fitness, technology, health, and culture.
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"Please, Mr. Postman, look and see; Is there a letter in your bag for me?" - Please Mr. Postman, The Marvelettes, 1961 Before there were DMs, IMs, texts, FaceTime, voicemail, phone calls, and even telegrams...there were letters. Letters are our window into history: we see them in museums, we read them and about them in history books, we watch them recreated in documentaries.
Iggy, Alanis, and Gaga have found a new “drug.”
Do you dream of a career in Theater? Is the stage your "happy place"? Has "Actor" become your dream job description? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, but don't know what steps to take next to make your dream a reality, then you've come to the right place.
The inevitability of growing old is that everything in your life eventually becomes the stuff of nostalgia. This is me holding the last print issue of the Village Voice. It was mailed to my home in Los Angeles by a writer friend who now lives in New York whom I met shortly after I first arrived in LA five years ago.
In my last blog post, I offered some suggestions on how to choose a research paper topic. In this post, we'll look at some of challenges you might face when starting a draft, as well as ways to overcome those challenges.
Instant coffee is having a "moment," as the kids say. We can all agree that there's a lot of uncertainty these days; as a result, we struggle to cling to those things we actually can be certain of. For me personally, I need to be able to depend on my morning coffee.
For 48 hours I stowed my fancy phablet in a drawer and popped my SIM card into the Punkt. MP 01
"It takes 66 days to develop a new habit." My friend Danice has been encouraging me to post more about technology, since according to her I'm "ahead
I can never seem to hang on to a decent pen. I lose them, I misplace them; I leave one unattended for two seconds and suddenly someone has commandeered it. A pen is not simply a pen. Use a crappy pen, and see what I mean.
I recently did a 48 hour digital detox ( read about it here). The motivation for this was a desire to stop consuming so much via my cell phone, and hopefully start creating more. Based on a LOT of research I did (and my own field trials), here are 5 ways I found to effectively ease into a digital detox...
"People out here talking about owning a successful business like it's as easy as owning a 🐶 puppy. "--Gary Vaynerhuck @garyvee My father was an Entrepreneur. Spoiler alert: the most valuable lesson I learned from my father is that entrepreneurship is not easy, and does not necessarily equate freedom.
In my youth, I always explained away my disorganization as my being “artistic.”...
Hear me out. Most of my life, I didn't give much thought to meal replacements or supplement drinks/shakes; I just never seemed, in my mind, to fit into the category that they were intended for. MetRX was for bodybuilders. Ensure was for seniors. Slimfast was for those who wanted to lose weight.
In a world that rewards and celebrates constant movement, why are so many turning to a practice that relies on stillness for full benefit? While fitness classes and hybrid yoga/workout classes are still very popular, more and more yoga studios are offering yin yoga classes...and these classes and filling up.
I first learned about the power of my voice while performing in theater as a young girl; I noticed that it was the only time people would listen to me. I became obsessed with theater from then on, and loved the ability to become other people through various roles.
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Essays and stuff.
All the "art" stuff
The archive of my old Health and Wellness podcast!
The archive of my old newsletter: Health, wellness, fitness and nutrition.
publications (coming soon!)