Word of the Week: Transition Life Lesson: A week before my grandma left this Earth, I had a splitting headache, my body felt like it was hit by a car and I felt exhausted for seemingly no good reason. After a few days, it became clear that my symptoms were connected to my grandmother’s struggle, […]

Relationships, Spirituality

December 17, 2020

I Held My Grandmother’s Hand Before She Passed

Word of the Week: Boundaries Life Lesson: I used to DREAD Christmas dinner. Like, seriously dread. An entire gathering that revolved around food was my version of hell. I hated how many choices I had to make. I hated that my family always commented on what was (or wasn’t) on my plate. I hated that […]

Mental Health, Relationships

December 11, 2020

Navigating Unsolicited Comments and Questions from Family During the Holidays

Hands down one of the best decisions I ever made to heal my relationship with food was seeing an Ayurvedic coach. Learning that every body has different needs and reacts to food differently was life-changing—and the only thing that allowed me to stop hyper-focusing on what I ate, what others ate and what the magazines […]

Relationships, Spirituality

December 6, 2020

Get to Know your Community: Natasha Brunetti

Word of the Week: Burnout Life Lesson: In grad school, I wanted to understand why all of us women were constantly so fucking tired and why it felt like we had to work so much harder than men. I spent two years studying burnout. The research was both eye-opening and deeply saddening, confirming everything I […]

Relationships

November 2, 2020

Get to Know your Community: Victoria Jane

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: 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: 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: Change Life Lesson: I’ve recently changed my relationship with quitting. What does it even mean to quit something, really? Let me explain. The hard-working, overachiever I’ve always been taught to be—praised to be—prided herself on never being a quitter. If I couldn’t figure something out or something didn’t come naturally, it […]

Career, Empowerment, Relationships

August 3, 2020

Why Change is Scary and Quitting is Hard

Word of the Week: Community Life Lesson: I’ve had a hard time finding the right community, though not for lack of trying. I’ve joined women’s groups, book clubs, coworking spaces, business masterminds, healing workshops, yoga studios and even grad school. They’ve all fallen flat for one reason or another—usually because I don’t feel understood (something […]

Relationships

July 27, 2020

Get To Know Your Community: Nathlie S

“Workaholism is the one form of addiction that is worn as a medal rather than a ribbon that says, ‘dysfunction’.” —Virginia-based Talkspace therapist Cynthia Catchings, LMFT-S This statement hit me hard. I’ve struggled for most of my life with workaholism. I can remember doing homework until midnight as early as the fifth grade. People would […]

Relationships

April 11, 2020

Why Being “Always On” for Work is Damaging to Your Mental Health

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