15 Ways to Spread Kindness

Extend a hand by extending some love.

With instant access to the world at our fingertips, it’s far too easy to be left feeling hopeless. Disheartening news about our world’s unstable political climate continuously bombards us. Social media leads us to compare ourselves to filtered versions of others. Emails and calendar notifications never stop pinging us, even when we’re not at our […]

So Long, Smartphone. Hello, Freedom!

If you don't think you have a problem, you haven’t read Catherine Price’s new book yet.

Hubris will get you every time. I picked up Catherine Price’s new book, How to Break Up with Your Phone, not expecting much. Like the author, I am a member of the unique Oregon Trail generation; the ones who watched technology unfold as young teenagers and then rapidly take over the world as we became […]

The Art of Dating Yourself

Why you should make time to try new things and pursue old passions—whether you’re coupled or single, a proud parent or happily child-free.

Why Date Yourself? Dating is an essential part of nearly all our relationships—it’s how we get to know potential romantic partners, nurture existing long-term relationships and friendships, and even for many parents, a way to spend quality one-on-one time with their kids. Though we nurture many relationships in our lives, there’s one we tend to […]

Owning Your Actions In Adulthood

It's time to grow up! Learn how to leave the excuses behind, take responsibility for your life and embrace being an adult.

A month ago I witnessed Eric Thomas, “the hip-hop preacher,” make a profound statement to a room full of hopeful entrepreneurs (I’m paraphrasing here, but it went something like this): People who make excuses for their actions are acting like children, and those who own the decisions they’ve made and the outcomes of those decisions, […]

What You Don’t Know about Fasting Can Hurt You

Know the benefits and risks before you begin your fast.

It seems like everybody’s fasting these days. My personal trainer raves about intermittent fasting, a colleague at work does the traditional three-day master cleanse, and friends in Silicon Valley are obsessed with biohacking. Let’s take a quick look at each one before we delve into the benefits and risks.   Intermittent Fasting A huge wellness […]

Get off the Busy Train with 10 Easy Practices

Do you dream of fewer distractions, fewer decisions, and more free time? Here are ten tips for a life less busy.

How are you? Busy? Unfortunately, the phrase “I’m so busy” has become a mantra for the modern age. We seem to have bought into the idea that we need to fill our days and our homes until our heads and closets are ready to explode. We speak of a simpler life with fewer distractions and […]

Free Yourself from Negativity Bias

It’s neuroscience, baby. You’re hardwired to overlook joy. Here’s a way out.

Imagine this: You wake up one morning, do a little yoga, sip hot lemon water, read your book, arrange some cut flowers, play with your cat, walk your dog in the park, enjoy a hot shower, get dressed, and drive to work. On your commute, another car cuts in front of you, nearly causing an […]

The Surrender Experiment: How to Let Go of Control and Allow Life to Call the Shots

Surrender control, and lose anxiety and fear in the process.

Here’s a scary idea: surrender control of your life. Our lives are ridden with tension, resentment, and anxiety because we try to control and determine everything that happens to us. But when it doesn’t go as planned—and often it won’t, because a million external factors are coming into play at once—we get upset or fearful. […]


6 Ways to Find Success as Your Authentic Self

Are you constantly busy but never feel fulfilled? It’s time to press pause, tap into your inner wisdom, and realign your goals.

When a company layoff left me reeling, I was left with two inevitable, looming questions: “Why me?” and “What’s next?” It’s a juncture author and spiritual motivator Danielle LaPorte thrives on. In her world, there’s no room for wallowing in what-ifs or stagnating in a sea of “someday, maybe.” You are the agent of change, […]
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