Word of the Week: Adaptable Life Lesson: If there’s one thing this pandemic has taught me, it’s to stop making plans. There’s a part of me that was really stressed by this at first, but if I’m being honest with myself, there’s another part of me that was relieved. There’s a strange sense of relief, […]

Career, Empowerment, Mental Health, Spirituality

August 10, 2020

How to Loosen Your Grip on Life and Practice Adaptability

Word of the Week: Disillusionment Life Lesson: This past month has been especially dark for me. Some might call it depression. I call it waking up to oppression. Waking up to the ways I’ve internalized oppression and to other people’s ignorance of oppression. Only after many difficult conversations about race did I realize how much […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Spirituality

July 6, 2020

Waking Up to Oppression & Loving Yourself

Word of the Week: Joy Life Lesson: In Somatic Experiencing (SE), a body-oriented approach for trauma resolution and stress management, a core tenant is orienting towards pleasure. It’s more important than ever that we practice this now. Note: orienting towards pleasure is NOT about finding the silver-lining. Orienting towards pleasure doesn’t mean denying your pain […]

Empowerment, Mental Health

June 29, 2020

Manage Stress and Find Joy with Somatic Experiencing

Word of the Week: Sustainability Life Lesson: In the midst of a collective awakening, many people are realizing—in a whole new way—that we live in an unjust society, poisoned by corrupt systems, structural racism and police brutality, and are taking action like never before. Keep in mind, activism is a marathon, not a sprint. Yes, […]

Empowerment, Mental Health

June 15, 2020

3 Ways to Avoid Activist Burnout

I think it’s safe to say that the past few months have been hard. The lost jobs, the closed businesses, the school disruptions, the tight quarters, the social inequities, the long hours, the fear, the inability to travel, the illness, and — worst of all, obviously — the deaths. There isn’t a single person who hasn’t […]

Mental Health

May 15, 2020

Finding the Positive in the Coronavirus Outbreak

Word of the Week: Allow Life Lesson: My heart has been heavy lately. I’ve been yearning for “the way things were.” I’ve been more sensitive than usual, raw, easily thrown off course. I’ve been feeling insecure, full of self-doubt, and questioning everything. My work. My purpose. My relationships. The ways I interact with people. My […]

Mental Health

May 4, 2020

Monday Vibes: How to Cope with Difficult Emotions

Word of the Week: Faith Life Lesson: I don’t do well with uncertainty. I much prefer things to be in my control. To plan. Over-plan. Rehearse things in my head. Analyze. Think. Solve. Fix. Plan some more. This is my natural state of being. There came a point, though, when I realized my struggles with […]

Mental Health, Spirituality

April 27, 2020

Today’s Issue: How to Handle Uncertainty

Word of the Week: Duality Life Lesson: Can I be super honest about something? I’ve been judging the shit out of people lately. Judging their fears Judging their anxiety Judging their inability to slow down Judging their hoarding Judging their hand sanitizer and face masks and surgical gloves Judging their virtual workouts Judging their news […]

Mental Health, Spirituality

April 20, 2020

Monday Vibes: Why We Judge Others

Word of the Week: Awareness Life Lesson: I used to need proof for everything: Proof that what I was eating was good for me Proof that my exercise routine was the right combination of fat-burning and muscle-building Proof that my meditation practice was making me less anxious Proof that my opinions mattered Proof that a […]

Mental Health, Spirituality

April 6, 2020

Monday Vibes: Do You Overanalyze Your Life?

I’ll be honest, I’ve been having a hard time feeling grateful lately. The world feels like it’s been turned upside down overnight, and I fluctuate between feeling scared for my life and like everyone is overreacting. I’ve been more judgemental than usual, more on edge, and more impatient with people whose opinions are different from […]

Mental Health

April 3, 2020

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude During COVID-19

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