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Welcome to The Juice- a weekly gratitude column to inspire you to feel happier, and look to your own life and find the limitless blessings that surround you. Gratitude is scientifically proven to improve our physical and mental health, our sleep, our resilience, and even our self esteem. Use this column gets your own juices

Two Questions to Ask Yourself When Faced With Haters, Critics, and Gossip

Mohammad Metri/ Unsplash "People are probably not happy with their lives if they are busy discussing yours." No one likes to be the center of nasty gossip, relentless criticism, or mean spiritedness. It goes against our nature. When we were cave men and women, being socially rejected could mean life or death, as it could

What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Going Viral

Photo by Evie S on Unsplash Remember in early March, or even January and February of 2020, catching whispers about Coronavirus and thinking it was yet another overhyped media story? That news outlets were once again turning something mostly benign into a sensationalized nightmare to get more clicks and more money? I do! In fact,

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

Giving Yourself Permission to Do What You Really Want

"You've got to go with your desire to feel good." - Abraham Hicks Our desires shape our lives. These can be desires of avoidance: I don't want to be ridiculed, I don't want to get hurt or desires of accumulation: I want to live in a house by the beach, I want to find love. We

Unstuck Yourself- Because You are Never Truly Stuck

"Motivation is garbage." - Mel Robbins [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X54GQFS_ouM&w=560&h=315] Motivation and waiting to do what we want to do, what we desire, until we are "ready" is really, truly, bullshit, as Mel Robbins explains in this video. You can read all the self help in the world, but if you're not willing to do what feels

Gardening is Alchemy- Encouragement and Guidance for the Aspiring Gardener

"We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it's our garden that is really nurturing us." -Jenny Uglow Who doesn't love a flash of red tulips in the Spring, fat pink cherry blossoms weighing down tree limbs, the smell of lilacs and honeysuckle on a breeze, or a home-grown tomato that makes

Revamp Your Phone Habits

"Technology evolves so much faster than wisdom." -Jennifer Stone Raise your hand if you wake up in the morning and the first thing you do is grab your phone and start checking various apps, quickly becoming entranced in the zombie-like scroll. Raise your hand if you've spent entire evenings or afternoons mindlessly perusing your phone,

Rest Like It’s Your Job- It May Make You More Productive

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu This week, and the past couple of months, the universe has lit up a neon sign outside my house telling me to rest. Not literally, but that's how it feels, and I've been reflecting on how often we put off rest, and how so many of us