What to Do When You Backslide on the Way to Your Goals

Perhaps you’re practicing mindful drinking and you slip up and drink your feelings and two bottles of wine. Maybe you’re working on loving yourself and you’re internal dialogue is rife with bullying all day long. You might be welcoming in healthy, loving relationships, and you decide to phone up your toxic ex. You’re trying to…

The Golden Rule that Will Make Your Life Easier and Calm Your Fears

We all wish there was some magic formula to feel good all the time, live less fearfully, and attract more love, money, and peace into our worlds than we could dream of. Just me? Didn't think so. There are, of course, plenty of ways to use manifesting and the law of attraction, self love, and…

Let Go of Your Grudges to Prevent Premature Aging, Among Other Things

Photo via Unsplash Your grudges are giving you premature wrinkles, aches and pains, headaches, and digestive issues. Don't believe me? Resentment releases cortisol in the body, which essentially is the stress-causing hormone. Too much cortisol, or prolonged exposure to excess cortisol, actually affects our DNA and can prematurely age us. So while a few extra…

What to Do When You Really Mess Up and 9 Steps to Take

You wake up and you hope it was a nightmare. You shut your eyes tight like maybe if you just go back to sleep it will disappear. You brace yourself before checking your phone to take in the wreckage. We've all been there. Humans make mistakes. Even robots make mistakes, so take comfort in the…

Forgive Them Already

Art by Tyler Spangler "Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." -Buddha Holding onto a grudge is harmful for everyone, but mostly for the person holding it. It raises our blood pressure to feel angry, to feel anxious, and to torment ourselves with thoughts about how someone wronged…

Enjoy Being Alone

"Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams, your own beliefs, your own stunning clarity, and when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance,…

Stop Being So Hard on Yourself, Your Life Depends on it

"Perfectionism is procrastination in a great outfit." Being too hard on yourself is like turning two bowling balls into a pair of shoes and wearing them around; totally unnecessary, guaranteed to slow you down, and you're going to fall and hurt yourself. You might think it'll give you a great booty, but there's way more…