Why You Should Stop Checking Your Phone First Thing in the Morning and How to Do it

It’s too easy to spend our days scrolling our lives away, taking screenshots and making iNotes of all the motivational quotes, e-courses we want to do, self care tips, and books we want to read, without actually doing any of them. We can easily find ourselves endlessly searching for entertainment, connection, validation, all the while

What To Do When You Feel Like You’re Not Doing Enough- Three Research Based Productivity Hacks To Shift Your Mindset

Have you ever thought about how much time most of us spend on the internet, or watching TV, and suddenly felt guilty that you haven’t written your memoir, doubled your income, revealed your 8 pack abs, and are still not interested in prepping food for the week on Sunday nights? It used to happen to

One Phrase to Tell Yourself When You Can’t Seem to Catch a Break

Let's face it, this year is tough. Life is always throwing us challenges, but if you feel like you can't seem to catch a break right now, it's not just you. Life isn't necessarily all about being easy and fun all the time. We know this logically, but sometimes, we can get emotionally exhausted by

The Juice- Swimming Pool Sized Tide Pools, Magical Baths, and Crystal Blue Light Glasses

Welcome to your weekly serving of the Juice, the things I am feeling most especially grateful for this week. I'm going to dive right into it this week: <3 Having a socially distanced beach picnic day with a new friend and seeing tide pools at least 6 feet deep and the size of small swimming

Why You Should Switch Up Your Routine, and How to Do It

We all get stuck in routines. For the most part, routines are actually good for us. They give us structure, alleviate stress, make us more productive, and offer a bit of security in our lives. I love having a routine and a to-do list most days, lest I shuffle from room to room, taking a

How to Feel Happier- Stop Chasing Happiness and Find More Satisfaction

"Whatever you chase will run away from you." -Russell Simmons We all want to be happy. Sometimes, in the pursuit of happiness, though, we lose sight of the full range of emotions that we experience being human, or we overlook the simple pleasures of life, or the blessings around us. Happiness is a short-lived burst,

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

The Juice- Earth Angels, Historic Hotels, and Sight Seeing on Roller Skates

Hello and welcome to your weekly edition of The Juice- my weekly public gratitude list where I share the juiciest moments from my recent life. I practice gratitude every day, but on here I like to share mine to inspire you to stretch your gratitude practice and open your eyes to the multitude of blessings

Be Selective With Your Company and Learn to Distinguish the People that Deplete You vs Recharge You

Sometimes, in moments of loneliness or poor self esteem, we say yes to spending time with people who bring us down. Maybe it's because they are always negative or complaining, or maybe they gossip incessantly. Perhaps you have a friend you gives you back-handed compliments, or frequently puts you down ever-so-subtly. One skill I encourage

Give Yourself Permission to Let Go of “Shoulds”– If Not Now, When?

This past month has been the pinnacle of a cluster fuck, I'm not going to lie. All kinds of skeletons came tumbling out of a closet I thought was clean, until I moved my dresser a little. Family drama, romantic upheaval, re-hashing sexual assault cases, pandemics, protests, murders, and preparing to do EMDR, in addition