Word of the Week: Mental Health Life Lesson: Seven years later, therapy continues to be the highlight of my week. It’s not always fun, obviously, but it’s an investment in myself, my growth and my wellbeing—plus, it makes me feel really good. Besides, our parents, partner and friends should not be our therapist. That’s not […]

Mental Health

October 27, 2020

What Mental Health Actually Means Part II

Word of the Week: Mental Health Life Lesson: I’ve always felt deeply. I cry a lot. I have intense reactions. I can feel overjoyed one minute and full of grief the next. My mind always races, and I’m never not thinking about how someone else feels.   View this post on Instagram   A post […]

Mental Health

October 19, 2020

What Mental Health Actually Means

Word of the Week: Communication Life Lesson: A few weekends back, I had one of those days when nothing seemed to be going my way. I woke up early for a business collaboration that ended up being a disaster, was triggered during writing class and was grumpy about working a second Saturday in a row. […]

Relationships

October 13, 2020

How Communicating with Your Partner Changes Your Relationship

Word of the Week: Self-Worth Life Lesson: Last month, I experienced a week when I felt like a monster and all-around failure at life. One night, I only slept for three hours and cried for nearly 8. I found myself in a place that the start-up world calls “the trough of sorrow”—every entrepreneur and creative […]

Mental Health, Spirituality

October 5, 2020

Monday Vibes: Knowing Your Worth and Valuing Yourself

Word of the Week: Lovingkindness Life Lesson: I spent a lot of my time in graduate school researching why women are so hard on themselves. I was personally interested in this topic because I’ve had a harsh inner critic for most of my life and was always told it was because I set too high […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Relationships

September 28, 2020

Get To Know Your Community: Safia Tapal

Word of the Week: Release Life Lesson: While packing up our life in NYC, I was surprised how triggered I felt. While I wasn’t terribly sad about leaving the actual city, I felt sad about leaving behind all the pain I had experienced while living there. I know that sounds weird. Who gets sad about […]

Spirituality

September 21, 2020

How I Marie-Kondo’d My Life Before Moving

Word of the Week: Mindfulness Life Lesson: When thinking on the pandemic and how #quarantinelife changed and affected my personal daily life, one word comes to mind: Mindful. With fewer distractions and a bit more free time, I’ve noticed how much more mindful I am of the present moment. I worry and ponder less on […]

Mental Health

September 14, 2020

How to Practice Mindfulness and Be Present in Daily Life

Word of the Week: Happy Life Lesson: “How are you feeling about everything? Any fears coming up?” my therapist asked a week before Andrew (my hubs) and I moved out of NYC. I checked in with my body and was alarmed at what I felt: nothing. It was the weirdest feeling, the nothing-ness. Was something […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Spirituality

September 7, 2020

Are You Addicted to Struggle?

Word of the Week: Teach Life Lesson: A big part of my Monday Vibes mission is to empower women to pave their own path, make unconventional choices and do what makes them happy—even if it risks disappointing others. It’s not easy being the one who veers left when everyone else veers right. It’s unsettling, lonely […]

Relationships

September 1, 2020

Get To Know Your Community: Judy Tsuei

Word of the Week: Groundedness Life Lesson: An hour and a half before my interview with Laura Bell Bundy—one of the biggest moments in my career—my dad and I got into a heated argument. In a matter of minutes, my state shifted from calm and collected to so-mad-I-was-shaking. Livid, I thought to myself, “Why would […]

Career, Mental Health

August 24, 2020

How to Ground Yourself When Real Life Happens

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