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: 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: 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: 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

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

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