High Five

Welcome! You can read more about me (Cassie) and my goals for Alternative Badassery on the About page, but let’s be real: You don’t care about me; you care about you. And I care about you, because if I didn’t, this blog would blow.

And if this blog were to blow, I’d be really unhappy…and ultimately I care about me, so you see how all this works?

Here’s a sampling of posts other people found neat. Reading through these will give you a good feel for the kind of stuff I babble on about here.

And hey—thanks for reading.


I Went Freelance

What I Learned From Landing—& Promptly Leaving—My Dream Job

Why Gen Y Must Stop Talking to Their Parents About Their Careers

The Best Career Advice I Ever Got

The 5-Minute Exercise That Will Save You a Lifetime of Career Frustrations

Why Nice People Shouldn’t Work in Customer Service


What You Need to Accept to Get Your Ass to the Gym Consistently

How to Eat a Healthy Diet: Stop Forgetting You’re a Human

Increase Your Workout’s Effectiveness by One Hundred Million Percent: Three Fun (Seriously) Ways

The Simplest Way to Dramatically Reduce Your Appetite


Four Quick Steps to a More Creative Blog

Marketing for People Who Hate Marketing: A Better Strategy

What Makes a Good Blogger?


What Love Feels Like

How I Know He’s “The One”

They’re Wrong About Pessimists

3 Things You’ll Do After Your Wedding