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: Re-center Life Lesson: I’ve been a fan of tarot for a while but it wasn’t until the pandemic hit that I felt the itch to learn everything about it. I revisited a Tarot 101 course that I bought a few years ago but never made time for. I started using a “real” […]

Spirituality

June 1, 2020

Monday Vibes: When It’s Time To Re-center

Word of the Week: Believe Life Lesson: Two years ago, I decided to do something scary. I quit my corporate job, moved across the country by myself, left Andrew and all my friends behind, and embarked on a brand new career in NYC studying Clinical Psychology at Columbia with a concentration in Spirituality and Mind-Body […]

Career, Spirituality

May 25, 2020

Monday Vibes: The Key to Following Your Dreams

Word of the Week: Space Life Lesson: Tis the season of shadow work, amirite? I’ve been exceptionally grumpy, wallowing in a sea of self-pity, scrolling on Instagram, fuming, thinking people are trying to suck on purpose. I think to myself, must be nice to have… A backyard A frontyard A garden Home-grown vegetables A car […]

Spirituality

May 11, 2020

Monday Vibes: What To Do When You Hate Everyone

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

Before the coronavirus outbreak, which now has me impulsively checking the news, drinking alcohol used to be my impulse of choice. Although I’ve had instances of other impulsive behaviors such as eating and shopping, drinking alcohol has always seemed to have the greatest hold on me. In the past, I’ve taken year-long breaks from drinking […]

Spirituality

April 15, 2020

How to Train Your Brain to Ignore Impulsivity

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?

Word of the Week: Letting Go Life Lesson: Every time I propagate my houseplants to create more houseplants or give clippings of my plant babies to friends, there’s a part of me that says “No! Don’t do it! It will never grow back!” Of course, they always do and then there’s more to go around […]

Mental Health, Spirituality

March 23, 2020

Monday Vibes: How to Practice Letting Go IRL

Familiar with Dear Abby or another advice column? Notes from Camp is our version! As a subscriber to Monday Vibes, you get access to these special issues where Elizabeth offers her best life lessons. Today’s Life Lesson: Life is more than a bunch of homework assignments. PS – have a question or want to send […]

Notes From Camp, Spirituality

March 9, 2020

Special Notes From Camp Issue: Do You Struggle With Comparisonitis?

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