MB Collective: Celebrating National Read a Book Day

September 6, 2016

Today is National Read a Book Day! This unofficial holiday was created to encourage everyone, book lovers and non-book lovers alike, to pick out a book and find a quiet, peaceful moment in the day to step away from electronics and...

Wellness Wednesday: SHINE

August 31, 2016

Over the last month, I’ve been aggressively de-cluttering. This has led to me uncovering old journals, letters, notes to myself, scribbles here and there, and tiny snippets of who I was years ago. There were a couple things that took...

4 Ideas for a Unique Bachelorette Party

August 25, 2016

I consider myself very lucky indeed that I’ve gotten to help plan and coordinate not one but two bachelorette parties this past year. But what’s even greater about this is that both brides were very insistent that they didn’t want the...

Wellness Wednesday: SHINE

August 3, 2016

There’s a lyric by one of my favorite artists, Laura Marling. I first heard it when I was about twenty-one or twenty-two, and I didn’t really know how to interpret it. The lyric goes… I need shine, I need shine, I need shine. Step away...

Woman of the Month: Khanh Nguyen (Interview)

August 2, 2016

I was on vacation with my husband (then boyfriend at the time) when I got a call from Jan Strimple. And to be honest, I always perk up when I get anything from the iconic Jan—no need for a last name. Jan is a kind, considerate,...

Wellness Wednesday: HEART

July 20, 2016

Y’all. I have a confession to make. It’s deep. It’s dark. It’s something I never thought I would admit to the public. But here goes. A couple weeks ago, I watched an episode of The Bachelorette. If that wasn’t shocking enough, I took...

Wellness Wednesday: HEART

July 6, 2016

I really love the word Christine Handy chose for us this month—heart. It’s different from the words we’ve had in the past. It’s not an emotion or a positive characteristic to strive for. This word has so many definitions. If you look...

Wellness Wednesday: COURAGE

June 29, 2016

This week, Courtney shares a post about a fear that’s been growing out of control over the past year and how she’s taking steps to minimize it. Read on for this week’s essay on COURAGE!...

Courtney’s One-Month Vegetarian Challenge

June 28, 2016

I’m at a period of my life where I want to try stuff—partly for the fun of challenging myself, but partly because I’m the kind of person who gets restless and grouchy if I don’t do something completely new and strange every so often....

Revamp Reveal: Finding the Heart of MB

June 21, 2016

Every few months, Toni and I get together to talk about the future of Model Behaviors—where we can improve, where we’ve seen growth, and any big ideas we might have for the site. In the fall of last year, Toni mentioned this idea of...