Why You Have to Love Yourself to Get the Things You Want

It all starts with loving yourself. Did you wince? Does self love make you uncomfortable? Does it feel vain and self- absorbed? Does the thought of looking into your own eyes in the mirror and saying "I love you" make you want to hurl? I get it, and I felt like this for a long

How to Reclaim Valentines Day Whether You’re Single, In a Relationship, or Anything in Between

Every year, without fail, singles and taken folk alike get their panties all twisted in a bunch and moan about what a drag Valentines day is. If you're single, you're supposed to feel lonely and unwanted, and if you're paired, you're bound to be disappointed by the impossible standards set by marketers. Many people even

A How to Guide to Intuitive Eating AKA A Case for Eating Whatever You Want- It’s Not What You Think

When someone hears "eat whatever you want" they might assume it means downing pizzas and ice cream on the daily, or eating burgers and fries for lunch every day. This may be the case if you're totally deprived and have been on a strict diet for too long, or use food as a coping mechanism,

The Surprising Way to Succeed at Your Fitness Goals

With New Years resolutions fizzling out, many people who planned to finally take charge of their health, and make a difference in the way they eat, exercise, and take care of themselves find themselves losing willpower. Maybe you want to lose weight, lean out, run your first 5k, start training for a marathon, or be

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

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.

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

Crucial and Free Self Care Hacks for 2020

Photo by Jean Karim Dangou on Unsplash When Self Care makes it to the cover of the New York Times magazine, you know it's serious. Self care isn't just bath bombs and stylized photos of gals having tea in bed, it's crucial and daily practices we all need to keep from losing our shit. Or,

Learn to Be OK With Not Being OK, and Teach Yourself to Ride the Weird

“You cant stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” -John Kabat-Zinn There's no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year. Take the happiness guru's advice that you can bake banana bread to side step emotionally exhaustive experiences with a grain of salt. We're all being challenged this year, some more so than

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