Healthy is Messy, Despite What Certain Self Help Gurus May Try to Sell You

Healthy is messy. I’ve been to seven therapists, struggled with and overcame an eating disorder, and dipped in and out of substance abuse for years. I’ve been in emotionally abusive and codependent relationships up the wazoo, and struggled with PTSD and depression. Am I fully healed? No. Have I come out the other side, years

10 Proven Mood Boosting Habits to Add to Your Quarantine Routine

It's getting old. We're getting antsy. Some places are doing a gradual re-opening while the rest of us obliged to "stay home to save lives." There's no denying that adapting to this "new normal" is tricky, and makes it easy to fall into bad habits and become greasy couch potatoes. And there is, of course,

The Juice- Pink Champagne in a Can, Therapy Breakthroughs, and Getting Engaged to Yourself

Original Artwork by Ashley Longshore Welcome to The Juice! This is a feature I'll be releasing every week, a public gratitude list where I share what I'm loving, and what the highlights of my week have been- in other words, the juice! It's been over a month in self- quarantine, and while it's been an

30 Ways to Boost Your Mood

We all have days or moments where we feel like we're in a slump, and we're not sure why. Or maybe you're emotionally hungover from something that happened recently, and you're just looking to dust yourself off and find a little sunshine again. Here are thirty quick ways to give your mood a little boost

Your Guide to Healing From a Broken Heart

It sucks. There's no denying it. Maybe the pain feels like it will never end and you feel stupid for thinking that maybe, this time, it wouldn't end in heart break. You feel alone in your hurting and wonder why it happened, and wonder how things could be different in an alternate universe. The fact

Move 27 Things- Set Your Home up to Inspire Positive Change

"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." Recently I learned about a feng shui tip to help promote personal growth: move 27 things in your home that have not been moved in the last year. If this sounds daunting, I tried it and completed it in under an hour-

Where You’ve Been Doesn’t Dictate Where You’re Going- Leaving your Past Where it Belongs

"Everything, including love, hate, and suffering, needs food to continue. If suffering continues, it's because we keep feeding our suffering." - Thich Nhat Hanh Just because you've been in the dark doesn't mean you have to stay there. Your past, your trauma, and your pain do not need to be packed up in your suitcase.

Morning Rituals- How you Start your Day Matters

"The better you feel, the more you allow." -Abraham Hicks The morning sets the tone for the whole day. Ever since easy access to internet connection, many of us start our day scrolling the web, instantly looking for entertainment, checking our social media feeds, and filling those first hours seeing carefully curated, photoshopped, and often

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,

Move it or Lose Your Shit- Movement as Medicine

"Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transferred or changed from one form to another." -Albert Freaking Einstein According to Einstein himself, our pain cannot be numbed away with drugs and alcohol, scrolling, attention from strangers on the internet, sex, porn, or food. We cannot destroy our pain, we cannot make it