A Message Worth Sharing

I’m not one to spend much time on social media, and I typically don’t stop to watch videos and other viral clips most people share on the various platforms. There is a storm of negativity and division out there, one I have no interest in contributing to or allowing any influence over me. A lotContinue reading “A Message Worth Sharing”

Applying Radical Acceptance

I learned today that a friend and peer was recently diagnosed with cancer. My first reaction, counterproductive as it may have been, was to fight tears. Granted, there’s nothing wrong with a good cry, but there’s also a time and a place. My friend is still very much alive, and his doctor caught the illnessContinue reading “Applying Radical Acceptance”

Raise Your Vibe!

Happiness exists on a spectrum, and where we sit on it can shift and evolve over time. Some people live in constant states of negativity, caught in low-vibe ruts that can present as grumpiness, depression, anxiety and self-pity. Others seem to exude sunshine, smiling through the darkest days and endlessly seeking out the silver linings.Continue reading “Raise Your Vibe!”

How to Apply Mindfulness to Improve Your Life

Mindfulness is a way of framing our thoughts and actions in a way that allows us to live in the moment rather than worrying about past or future events. It teaches us to pay attention to our bodies and surroundings, shifting our focus from wandering thoughts to whatever tasks are at hand. Regular practice canContinue reading “How to Apply Mindfulness to Improve Your Life”

Checking Our Perspective

It’s amazing what a difference even a tiny shift in view can sometimes make. Most of us do our best to see ourselves and others through balanced lenses, but nobody’s perfect, and even the most rational and reasonable of people can have irrational and unreasonable moments. It’s easy to misjudge situations, other people and theContinue reading “Checking Our Perspective”

5 Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Daily Routine

Regular exercise is crucial not only for maintaining a healthy weight, but also for keeping the body as strong, fit and youthful as possible. Getting enough daily movement isn’t always easy, and some of us have enough on our plates without having to worry about putting aside even more time to exert ourselves. Luckily, numerousContinue reading “5 Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Daily Routine”

5 Ways Simply to Be

Today’s fast-paced world can leave us little time for self-care, and when most of us have more stress on our plates than we know what to do with, we can wind up running ourselves into the ground. Work, home life and even meeting our basic needs can put our thoughts everywhere but in the present,Continue reading “5 Ways Simply to Be”

5 Reasons to STOP Making New Year’s Resolutions

You know the drill. Out with the old; in with the new. Time for a fresh start and a new you, right? Wrong! Every year, countless people across the globe share their New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of making major changes they’ve been putting off. And every year, the majority of them don’t evenContinue reading “5 Reasons to STOP Making New Year’s Resolutions”

Fixing Poor Sleep Hygiene

Sleep is one of those basic necessities no one fully appreciates until insomnia strikes and a restful night feels like it might stay forever out of reach. According to the CDC, insomnia affects just over 35% of adults—that’s more than one-third of us tossing and turning at night at any given time. Stress and medicalContinue reading “Fixing Poor Sleep Hygiene”

Growing Pains

Life is a journey, and change is the only real constant we can count on. We each, as individuals, can move in one of only two directions: We can progress and grow alongside life’s curveballs, or we can become stagnant and brooding and watch the world pass us by. We all want to keep movingContinue reading “Growing Pains”