Life Is a Journey: The Beauty of Traveling Solo

Why women should embrace a trip on their own.

Back in my 20s, I had what many would consider a dream job. I was a staff writer and editor for a national travel magazine. This meant that I got to literally globetrot around the world. There was a catch, though. My travel was paid through the magazine, so my friends—most of who were just […]

Why Yoga and Psychology Need Each Other

Psychotherapist and yoga instructor, Mariana Caplan makes a case for combining both fields, with powerful effects.

“Yoga saved half my life; psychology saved the other.” With these words, psychotherapist and yoga teacher Mariana Caplan begins her book Yoga & Psyche. Starting in her teens, Caplan followed both fields separately, turning from one to the other when necessary. Initially, she met spiritual teachers who guided and nurtured her, but was left traumatized […]

Create a Home That’s a True Reflection of YOU

Practice the art of authentic, simple living in three easy steps.

Our home can be a sanctuary, a place to rest, to indulge the senses, to get creative. Our home can reflect us—not just our individual style but our values. It can be an outer reflection of our inner self. But how exactly do we bring that to life? Follow these three simple steps inspired by […]

3 Greens Soups That Will Put a Spring in Your Step

Ready for spring? Try these twists on green soups for a tasty way to kick-start a sluggish system.

Winter for me is all about root vegetable and squash soups, but as we enter into spring, my focus turns entirely to greens. That’s because I sense the time is coming when I might have to start baring a little more flesh, but predominantly because I feel like my hibernating body is in need of […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Crystals

Shift your vibration to be in harmony with the love, prosperity, peace, and protection you desire through the use of crystals.

It’s no secret that crystals are trending right now. But what can they do for you? Crystals work in subtle ways to change the energy of your environment, serve as talismans (aka lucky charms), and align your personal energy to the specific vibration you’re looking for. Every physical object is made up of atoms that […]

Lagom: A Swedish Ethos to a Harmonious Life

A simple approach to achieving a more balanced life.

Lagom, a Swedish term meaning just the right amount; not too much, not too little, sufficient, enough, just right. Lagom also translates into balance, happiness, and living in moderation. It’s about creating a happier and more balanced everyday life. Lagom is not a set of ideas or standards but rather a flexible concept that can […]

10 Little Pleasures to Help You De-Stress

True happiness is about savoring the little things in life.

At this moment in time, people across the globe are more connected than ever before. However, this connectivity comes at a price. Studies have linked heavy technology usage with fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Anyone who owns a smartphone can attest to this. Thankfully, life itself has provided us with everything we need to slow down […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Six steps—and books—to get started today.

Whether you’re looking to enliven your interior space with beautiful house plants, grow something delicious to eat, or arrange a stunning bouquet, these six gardening books will inspire you to get your hands a little dirty and bring the beauty and sustenance of nature to your home. Sign up to receive inspiring, expert advice on […]

Luck: Not as Random As It Seems. Tips On How to Recognize, Capture and Capitalize on Those Lucky Moments

Life is better lucky. Make your own luck with insight from the Institute of Advanced Study's ‘Luck Lab.’

We love stories of long odds—those lucky, defining moments that inspire and amaze you. These moments are the foundation for some of our most popular stories, real or fictional. It’s the young go-getter landing the dream job after unwittingly helping out the CEO’s cousin; the guy meeting the perfect girl after a chance encounter; or […]

Supercharge Your Beauty Routine with Superfoods

These natural beauty recipes will surprise you with their effectiveness and simplicity.

Want a healthy, natural beauty routine that won’t break the bank? Then look no further than the produce aisle. Janet Hayward, author of Lemons Are a Girl’s Best Friend, explains that a diet rich in superfoods not only strengthens your immune system and boosts overall health, but it will promote healthy skin, hair, nails, and […]
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