The Great Conjunction- What it is and Why It’s the Radical Change We Desperately Need

Denis Degioanni/Unsplash You may have heard about "The Great Conjunction," also referred to as the "Christmas Star" and how it is astrologically, and astronomically significant. Like, people associate it with the birth of Jesus significant. Like, it hasn't happened in 800 years according to NASA significant. Like, it will "set the tone" for the next…

2020 Is a Disaster. Here’s Why I’m Thankful For All of It

Luke Bender via Unsplash This year I’m thankful for the pandemic. I’m thankful for the political climate, for the stress, for the economic uncertainty, and for having limited time with loved ones—truly, I am. Hear me out. I’m thankful for the pause, the upheaval, and the wake up call. I'm grateful for the at times…

Scared to Set Boundaries? How to Set Boundaries to Strengthen Your Relationships and Find More Peace of Mind

Photo by Isaiah Rustad via Unsplash For years I avoided setting boundaries because I was scared. I was scared I would be seen as a bitch, as difficult, and I was scared of causing a stir and being disliked. I wanted to avoid conflict, and sweep shit under the rug. The result? I stewed in…

What To Do When You Feel Like You’re Not Doing Enough- Three Research Based Productivity Hacks To Shift Your Mindset

Have you ever thought about how much time most of us spend on the internet, or watching TV, and suddenly felt guilty that you haven’t written your memoir, doubled your income, revealed your 8 pack abs, and are still not interested in prepping food for the week on Sunday nights? It used to happen to…

One Phrase to Tell Yourself When You Can’t Seem to Catch a Break

Let's face it, this year is tough. Life is always throwing us challenges, but if you feel like you can't seem to catch a break right now, it's not just you. Life isn't necessarily all about being easy and fun all the time. We know this logically, but sometimes, we can get emotionally exhausted by…

Dating is Hard- Here’s Why You Should Do it Anyways

Photo by Wyron A via Unsplash Dating is hard. It’s a numbers game, meaning you have to go through a lot of duds to get to a winner, and even then you better hope and pray you’re both self-aware enough to make it last, and are both at the right place at the right time,…

Why You Should Switch Up Your Routine, and How to Do It

We all get stuck in routines. For the most part, routines are actually good for us. They give us structure, alleviate stress, make us more productive, and offer a bit of security in our lives. I love having a routine and a to-do list most days, lest I shuffle from room to room, taking a…

How to Feel Happier- Stop Chasing Happiness and Find More Satisfaction

"Whatever you chase will run away from you." -Russell Simmons We all want to be happy. Sometimes, in the pursuit of happiness, though, we lose sight of the full range of emotions that we experience being human, or we overlook the simple pleasures of life, or the blessings around us. Happiness is a short-lived burst,…

Should You Move Away From Home? Eight Reasons You Should, and Four Reasons You Shouldn’t

Since I left my parents house at nineteen, I've never stayed in a city or town for longer than three years. First, I left the suburbs I grew up in to live in the city of Chicago for three years. Then I moved back a different suburb (it was a halfway point for me and…

The Juice- Earth Angels, Historic Hotels, and Sight Seeing on Roller Skates

Hello and welcome to your weekly edition of The Juice- my weekly public gratitude list where I share the juiciest moments from my recent life. I practice gratitude every day, but on here I like to share mine to inspire you to stretch your gratitude practice and open your eyes to the multitude of blessings…