Author Archives: ocaridi

Why I Know JoJo Will Find Love On ‘The Bachelorette’

I had a chance to sit down with Bustle recently to give my thoughts on this season. Read the full article here.

Letting Go Of Your Approval Addiction

There’s something many of us are addicted to. It’s not social media or cell phones, it’s not caffeine, eating, shopping or even drama. It’s the need for approval. For much of my life, I’ve felt this intense desire to please … Continue reading

Rejection: Face It and Embrace It

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry that I’ve been MIA on my blog — lots of exciting changes going on in my life at the moment! Let’s see — I turned 24 in the end of March, packed up and moved … Continue reading

“Little Miss Perfect” Screening

On March 4th, I attended the first New York screening of Little Miss Perfect, a feature film about an overachieving high school freshmen who tries controlling her life by controlling her weight. Here’s a photo of the films star actress, … Continue reading

To Love is to be Vulnerable

The other day I had some time on my hands, so I sat down on the computer and started watching some Ted Talks. I landed on one about vulnerability, and I thought it was very poignant. The speaker is Brené … Continue reading

A Whale Named Cory

I’m back from paradise! I’ve been on Maui with one of my best friends for a week, driving the Road to Hana, hiking 10,000 feet above sea level at Haleakala Crater, swimming with sea turtles — the list goes on! … Continue reading

Four Tips for Landing Your First Job in Broadcast

So let me start by saying that I don’t claim to be the all-knowing when it comes to broadcast journalism and the broadcast industry, but I’ve been getting tons of questions about my journey in this career and advice for … Continue reading

To Thine Own Self Be True

A good friend recently shared with me her favorite quote. “This above all: to thine own self be true,” coined by William Shakespeare in Scene III of Hamlet. That line presents a word and idea that I inspire my life … Continue reading

Life is Tough, But So Are You

Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve always struggled with the feeling of “fitting in.” I’m an introvert, uncomfortable in large groups of people, awkward at times and very serious. I was overweight, and my closest friend in second … Continue reading

5 Myths About Introverts

When people ask me what my personality is like, I say that I’m an introvert – and sometimes I answer that question with reservation because many introverts are misunderstood. Introversion is not just about shyness. It’s more to do with … Continue reading