How To Put Out!
Nov02

How To Put Out!

    I struggle big time with fully putting myself out there.   “Putting out” to me means walking through life with my true self at the helm. (And not the sexual innuendo, although I’ll admit it’s a sweet gimmick to get your attention. Stay with me a moment as I explain…)   See, I’m fully capable of sharing the vulnerable aspects of me that I’ve sorted out. The neuroses and insecurities that I’ve neatly...

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6 Things To Do Instead of Choking Your Co-Workers
Mar01

6 Things To Do Instead of Choking Your Co-Workers

    Something’s in the air right now! RIGHT?!   A sticky sweet something that’s driving everyone insane, wanting to pull their hair-extensions out, quit their corporate jobs, move to a faraway island and marry a local, or simply say “ugh, I’m so over it!”   It’s like the whole planet Earth is PMS-ing, and everyone is feeling the effects of the junk-food-binge-fueled rage. (And the faint glimmer of hope is that men...

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Surviving Public Humiliation
Jan26

Surviving Public Humiliation

Your 20s are humiliating in and of themselves. You’re barely recovering from cystic acne, your parents are still deeply immersed in all of your private affairs, and you’re teetering on that fine line between adulthood and a public facebook page filled with incriminating tags. And while I’d love to recount all the public humiliation I’ve endured, I’m going to leave this one to our GUEST BLOGGER — Hugo...

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3 Moves To Get Into Shape (Spiritually)
Jan18

3 Moves To Get Into Shape (Spiritually)

    Change isn’t easy. It’s not meant to be. Just like working out, without pain there’s no gain.   And look, sometimes you have to look at your flabby mid-section and admit you’ve been a little lazy and that your jeans cut into your belly button worse than the hoop you convinced your mom to let you get when you were 16. Admitting you have some weaknesses doesn’t mean you’ve given up on working on them. Listen, I was...

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Making Resolutions is Cool
Dec31

Making Resolutions is Cool

    Without knowing what we want our lives to look like, we may never see our dreams come true, or our lives change in the ways we pine for. Scary!   So what now?   I’ll get to that. After I make it relevant to my journey through my painful 20s….   ….see, for as long as I can remember, I had not received what I kept saying I so desperately wanted for myself and for my life. Why? Well, because I never actually...

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Trapped
Dec29

Trapped

Have you ever felt trapped by your self? By the bars you’ve grown accustomed to living behind for ages? By the limitations of your self that you’ve come to know so well, embrace as your confidantes, and see as clear as day? Yet somehow now you face them head on. Eye to eye, nose to nose. Knowing that you’ve somehow chosen them as self-inflicted roadblocks as tools to uncover your greatest potential. Without struggle there are no...

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A Q&A With My Self About True Love
Dec26

A Q&A With My Self About True Love

  I’ve just returned from 10 days in the most beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada. Tan, toned, but not without a heavy heart.   Goodbye’s have never been easy for me. In High School, I’d avoid them completely — you would hardly ever catch me at a yearbook signing or graduation party. In college, I would ghost when it came time for the end of the night —  I would smell the awful hugs and plans to reconnect coming from an...

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How To Make A Wise Decision
Oct27

How To Make A Wise Decision

    I’m gonna get a little personal. See, for as long as I can remember, I’ve been the kind of girl who just ‘went with it.’   I go with the flow! I’m open-minded! Oh, I can figure it all out as I go.   Only problem is, this philosophy started biting me in the ass right around my 20s — when the decisions up for the making held much more weight and potential backlash. When going with the flow could yield...

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10 Realizations That Changed My Life
Sep26

10 Realizations That Changed My Life

  Your 20s are hard. You’re a half-human, fumbling your way towards the promise of maturity and wisdom, tracking sh*t through the house because the piles are everywhere, unavoidable.   But with every mess I’ve made, I’ve managed to glean a useful nugget for the road. And below are 10 of my favorite gold nuggets, I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped (and continue to guide) me!   10...

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How to not lose your self in a relationship
Sep08

How to not lose your self in a relationship

  As an amateur dater, I’ve oftentimes found myself in relationships I wasn’t ever supposed to be in from the start. Relationships with men who were not in the least bit compatible with me, but who made my Mom proud, or my best friends super jealous. Relationships with idiot boys who pushed all the wrong buttons, but whom I so desperately wanted to conquer and change. I was the united colors of dating, trying...

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5 Steps To Uncovering Your Purpose
Jun14

5 Steps To Uncovering Your Purpose

  Your 20s force you to picking your “focus” for life, which is insane! You’ve hardly picked a sexual orientation let alone a vocation to do forever. As someone who struggled with her own path, I’ve managed to piece together the five steps towards uncovering your destiny. Amazing, right?   Call me a conspiracy theorist, but colleges would be out of money if they ever taught students the tid bits...

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How to Conquer your Flight-Mares
May25

How to Conquer your Flight-Mares

    I can’t intellectualize turbulence. As much as I try to meditate on “let it go, you have no control, the pilot knows what he’s doing…unless he’s Denzel, but he’s not — you saw him walking in, he looks like a solid stand-up kinda guy. Look at your neighbors, they look calm (except for that dude rocking back and forth, oh man we’re going down). Breath, just…breath....

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Top 13 Things I Learned at Camp
May07

Top 13 Things I Learned at Camp

    A large part of your 20s is reminiscing about the younger years.  I recently caught up with some camp friends, and if you’ve ever gone to sleepaway camp, you understand the importance of those formative summer months spent sleeping in shacks in the middle of the woods singing  Alanis Morissette and eating white bread with sliced turkey.   That famous and erroneous quote holds that ‘everything I learned, I learned in...

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4 Obscure Pet Peeves
Apr19

4 Obscure Pet Peeves

  As I mature into my late-20s, I find more and more of my obscure pet peeves coming to the uneven surface. What was once acceptable flirtatious behavior has suddenly become eye-gougingly annoying.   And while I’ve learned to blame my bouts of outrage at toilet seats left up, socks strewn about, and hair all over the shower on PMS (outlined in my previous BLOG about the matter), or point fingers at the other person so...

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How To Take a Dance Class as a Non-Dancer
Apr13

How To Take a Dance Class as a Non-Dancer

  My 20s are solely dedicated to experience. I’ll try anything once, and dating someone shorter twice. But something that my 20s has personally proven is that sometimes the very activity you renounced as a 6-year-old because the girls were way too pretty, stuck-up, and talented could potentially be the very activity to pick back up and master — in my case: ballet.   My friends keep going on about “Zumba burns...

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ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY [How To Keep The Fire Burning]
Mar29

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY [How To Keep The Fire Burning]

    Guys! Today is the official ONE YEAR anniversary of SILIMT! Here are some of our most memorable reviews:   “Funny & Witty….A must-read for all ages!” – The Beverlywood Exponent   “A poignant exposé about the struggles of the hands-down worst decade of human existence. I hate my life right now.” – Anonymous reader in her 20s   “A comical lense through which one can learn many introspective...

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PHOTO CONTEST WINNER: Erin Davis
Mar09

PHOTO CONTEST WINNER: Erin Davis

  WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! A big coffee-cracked out congratulations to ERIN DAVIS for her insanely well-thought out and professionally executed coffee photo-collage. Erin deserves $200 in free coffee just to compensate for her time, effort, and supplies. (You can check out Erin’s other talents on her website – www.reel9productions.com.)     HERE ARE SOME OF OUR OTHERS FAVES You can follow them on Instagram to...

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4 Scenarios That Tell You Everything About a Person
Mar02

4 Scenarios That Tell You Everything About a Person

    Figuring out whether the person you’re best friends with, seriously dating, or blood-related to is truly good-natured can be tricky. People always put their best foot forward at first, and hold back their ugly habits…   …until they are put in a situation that forces it out of them. (Which I’ve learned happens during four important scenarios).   I’m going to share these scenarios with you out of pure...

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FREE COFFEE (Photo Contest)
Feb01

FREE COFFEE (Photo Contest)

  It’s our first ever SILIMT CONTEST!!!!   Mainly because we’re broke, and can’t afford to give stuff away.   But luckily the generous and swanky AHARON COFFEE & ROASTING CO. has not only been an avid SILIMT.com reader, because they know what’s good for them, but they’ve agreed to award ONE LUCKY READER a $20 gift card to their one-of-a-kind coffeeshop in the heart of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.   Before I...

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How to Become A Classy Tinderella
Jan21

How to Become A Classy Tinderella

    You’re probably worried about me. I would be. My last blog was all about starting fresh for the new year, and now it appears as though I’ve thrust myself into the midst of Online Dating Filth.   Well I have. And only because I truly believe that the Light can be found in the depths of Darkness.   And the darkness in question is TINDER.   ————–   I recently went back East...

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3 Steps to A Legit New Year’s Resolution
Jan11

3 Steps to A Legit New Year’s Resolution

  With every new calendar year comes the promising resolution to detox of old ways, and usher in new and improved habits.   What were the top 5 resolutions of 2015? Oh, you know — to lose 15 pounds, to find a soulmate, to make 25% more in disposable income, to pay off four out of ten credit cards, and to never ever sleep with your ex-boyfriend again. And you mean it this time.   Here’s the trouble with resolutions —...

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The Archetypes of Your 10 Year High School Reunion
Dec07

The Archetypes of Your 10 Year High School Reunion

    A milestone event with the prerequisite of either great success or an engagement ring is the half-anticipated mostly-dreaded masquerade of what have you accomplished since Senior year superlatives, aka your 10 year High School reunion. I recently attended my very own 10-year, and while it took copious amounts of alcohol to endure, I had a really jovial time scanning the room and recognizing the powerful archetypes....

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How To Test Run Being A Lesbian
Nov26

How To Test Run Being A Lesbian

    In your 20s, one of the few things more elusive than your G-spot is your whereabouts on the sliding scale of human sexuality.   What tends to happen is sometime during your teenage years, God casts upon your gangly body the ability to secrete pheromones, and henceforth it was written that a fatal attraction of innocence to douchebaggery began. While the 21st century brought about a devastatingly early onset of this...

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[Male POV- GUEST BLOG] How To Properly Check Out Boobs
Nov18

[Male POV- GUEST BLOG] How To Properly Check Out Boobs

GUEST BLOG: Written by Dustin Dugre [Cover Photo: Becky Bordo & Dustin Dugre, Downtown LA]   Breasts are weapons. Aside from the occasional party pooper who disagrees, it’s well-known amongst people of all ages, races, creeds, and denominations that tittays are God’s gift to humanity. Not just men, but women agree here.   Still you ask “what makes such beautiful objects so harmful?”   Lets run through some...

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Four Steps to Overturn Jealousy
Nov11

Four Steps to Overturn Jealousy

    It’s no surprise that girls don’t ALWAYS love their fellow female. Especially in their jealousy-prime— their 20s.   Since your 20s are a real foundation-setting stage of life, overcoming jealousy is a real bitch (one that most women never beat, that’s OK, we’re going to attempt to shed some light on it regardless).   JEALOUSY: [lack-of-self-love] – noun – Old French origin, for “get over yourself.”...

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5 Common Life Hazards (& How To Avoid Them)
Oct27

5 Common Life Hazards (& How To Avoid Them)

    Your 20s are full of mistakes — from awful corporate career moves, to getting married out of college. Just so many errors.   When you’re facing a daunting decade of the inevitable pitfalls, it’s crucial to get some Cliff’s Notes on the potential hazards you might expect.   Just like you wouldn’t drive across town without Waze telling you where the nearest foreign object is on the road — it’s necessary to...

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Your Cell Phone Plan Says Everything About You
Oct13

Your Cell Phone Plan Says Everything About You

    Part of growing up is picking a cell phone plan for yourself. Something stylish and sleek. Something that says I wanna talk, but not to a loser. Something smooth, not pretentious.   I find that your cell phone plan says a lot about the terms & conditions of your personality. Just check the fine print below.   Mr. Pay-As-You-Go | As non-committal & one-foot-in-one-foot-out the door as you can get. These...

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How To Lose 5 Pounds Practically Overnight
Oct08

How To Lose 5 Pounds Practically Overnight

    Your 20s are like unsafe roller coaster rides — the old wooden ones where you could die, or get some serious whiplash.   No one comes off a 20s roller coaster completely unscathed — from the ups-and-downs of love, the loopdy-loops of the sense-of-self, and of course, the most dreaded spiral of weight gain and loss.   I mean, no offense to anyone who has a family member, friend, or former self that suffered from...

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How to Un-Awkwardly Say I LOVE YOU
Sep29

How to Un-Awkwardly Say I LOVE YOU

  It’s absurd to expect to truly LOVE anything within a few months of knowing it, yet somehow we are expected to declare true love to our significant other within days.   Those three words are the crux of many a relationship. If you say it too soon, you’re a weirdo. And if you wait too long, you’re a commitment-phobic, heartless puppy kicker.   And until the words are uttered, there’s this big, weird white elephant in...

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How To Decrypt Lies Women Tell
Sep22

How To Decrypt Lies Women Tell

  Every woman in her 20s has to learn to confidently deliver white lies. Don’t fight me on this. You’re still a good person.   As I navigate(d) the art of dating around, I had to perfect the precious art of white lying to escape the worst that dating had to offer. This skill was super-useful in relationships, because they need it, too. Without lies, life is too painful, especially when there’s that guy you’re dating that...

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