How to Make and Keep Your New Years Resolutions This Year

Ah, New Years resolutions. We make them, break them, and keep coming back for more. Some avoid them altogether, while others dive headfirst into lofty goals and then face inevitable disappointment when their goals are impossible to meet. 2020 has been an exceptional year. As a self proclaimed optimist, I have struggled this year to…

16 Ways to Find More Joy and Feel Happier During The Pandemic

This pandemic can be overwhelming. This winter feels like the last leg of a long run. We’re tired, tempted to give up, and yet we know how much better we’ll feel if we just stick to it and finish.  Many of us won’t be seeing family this holiday, and while we see the light at…

15 Ways to Beat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) This Winter

*obligatory disclaimer that I am not a doctor or licensed psychologist, and the following information is based on personal experience and research If you dread winter because you associate it with a particularly low mood, you might be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, or, SAD. Most people in Northern climates experience some version of the winter blues.…

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." -Maya Angelou If only I'd known then what I know now... As I reflect on my twenties, which are officially behind me, I don't regret the mistakes I made. The wasted nights, erm, wasted. The guys dressed head-to-toe in…

Why Rejection is Actually Good For You, Even if it Stings

Photo by Ran Berkovich via Unsplash When I was in my teens and early twenties, I didn't try too many new things or go after my dreams because I hated rejection. If I wasn't awesome at something, I didn't want to partake because that would be humiliating and reveal the fact that I was in…

5 Ways to Move on When You Get Ghosted

Ghosting stings. It can make you feel rejected and abandoned at the same time, and it offers you no closure or feedback whatsoever. It’s an incredibly frustrating experience, and if it’s happened to you, I feel for you, I really do. In fact, research shows that social rejection and physical pain activate the same regions of the…

How to Use Nature to Accomplish Your Goals- Change with the Seasons

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -Lao Tzu You don't have to force things. In fact, I'd argue, you should never force things. Working with the seasons of our planet and our lives is one way to let things unfold more organically, and in perfect timing. Wouldn't it feel better if you gave…

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received- How One Tool Can Help Make All Your Decisions Easier

Photo by Resa Cahya via Unsplash There's a lot of advice out there. It's easy to get lost in it all. Maybe you find yourself heading to Google every time life throws a difficult decision at you, sifting through pages of expert opinions, research, blog posts and message boards. You'll find endless answers, from various…

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,…

How to Make the Best of the New Normal and Find Acceptance in the Weirdness

Coronavirus has changed life as we knew it. And as summer tempts us with ample opportunities for getting together and celebrating, we must be mindful of our considerations and resist the urge to throw all caution to the wind. With that said, I'm not personally staying at home all the time. I always wear a…