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Fear is Not Your Enemy

How embracing fear as a friend—not a hindrance—can help you reach your fullest potential.

At least once in your life, I’ll bet you’ve made a decision out of fear—whether it was a fear of being different, of being alone, of failure—or even of success. I know I have. I’ve taken the less risky job, stayed with the boyfriend who was no longer compatible, moved to the familiar city, shelved […]

Are You Being Gaslighted?

Learn how to recognize this tricky form of emotional abuse and take back your life.

Gaslighting. You’ve likely heard the term, but what is it, exactly, and how do you know if you’re a victim? Dr. Robin Stern, who coined the term over a decade ago, details this manipulative form of emotional abuse—as well as how to eliminate it from your life—in her book, The Gaslight Effect. In teaching you […]

Men Don’t Need to Be Stoic

The Mask of Masculinity author, Lewis Howes reveals how men can shed their mask of indifference and unlock their fullest potential.

I remember the first—and only—time I saw my father cry: I was sixteen and in the backseat of my parents’ car, driving to my paternal grandfather’s funeral. I had awoken to my mother quietly reading the poem I had written for the service, and it was my words that had made him cry. That brief […]

Building Your Meditation Practice—One Minute at a Time

Practical, actionable advice on how to squeeze meditative moments out of your busiest days.

You’ve probably heard how great a regular meditation practice can be for your health, but it may not be enough to inspire you to get started. When you’re trying to juggle a career, family, and a social life among all of life’s minutia, it can seem like there isn’t a moment to spare—especially for sitting […]

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

Practical advice for setting realistic, achievable goals so you can be your best self in 2018.

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, people either love them or hate them. I love them—even if I’m not always successful at keeping them. However, I do find consistent success in keeping resolutions that are realistic, specific, and progress-oriented. I’ve even managed to read upwards of 50 books every year for the last five […]

Yoga Cures: Breathe Your Way Back to Wellness

Heal yourself with these three yogic breathing exercises from Tara Stiles’ book, Yoga Cures.

In today’s hyper-connected, overstimulated world, many of us feel stressed, anxious, depressed, or simply unwell. We soothe ourselves with processed junk food, alcohol, and other “quick fixes,” treating the things that will heal us long-term (like exercise and healthy eating) as a chore—or worse—punishment. But what if our journey back to wellness could be as […]

Zen and the Art of Living in the Present Moment

Six mindfulness exercises to help you relax and live in the moment, from wake up to bedtime.

When we think about mindfulness, many of us think of yoga and meditation. While these healthy habits are definitely worth incorporating into our wellness routine, they take time to cultivate. Whether you’re new to the concept of mindfulness, or simply want to build your practice with easy, small steps, here are six ways to tweak […]

A Tribute to Besties

Reflecting on the unconditional love shared between the other kind of soul mates—best friends.

The older I get, the better I understand the importance of a best friend—or three. Besties are more than just good friends; they are the people who know you better than you know yourself. They’re your refuge when everything else feels like it’s going to hell. And while they take time to cultivate, in many […]

Cruelty-Free Holiday Glam

Perfect your party look through New Year’s with these cruelty-free beauty picks.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always looked forward to planning my holiday outfit. When I was little, it meant shopping for fabric with my mom for my new Christmas dress, and as I got older, it meant perusing the magazines for the latest holiday makeup trends. But as I began my cruelty-free […]

A Beginners Guide to Reiki

Patients and practitioners reveal the benefits of Reiki, the ancient healing form of touch therapy.

Do you feel sick, tired, stressed out, or just plain off? Are you looking to shake up your self-care routine, or simply want to get in better touch with yourself? If so, you may want to consider booking a Reiki session. Sign up to receive inspiring, expert advice on living your best life from Books […]
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