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

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

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

Relationships Can’t Fulfill You Unless You Fulfill Yourself First

"If you aren't happy single, you won't be happy taken." As a former serial monogamist, I used to believe being in a romantic relationship was the key to happiness. If I was single, I was always looking, and guilty of downloading dating apps or smooching someone new within days of a breakup. Despite loving my

Learning to Trust and Let Go

"Let come what comes. Let go what goes. See what remains." -Ramana Maharshi Choosing to trust makes hardships less of a burden to bare, and it keeps our hearts calm in uncertainty. Trusting that things are happening for our highest good lets the light in when we need it the most. When you have faith,