What You Gain From Times of Pain and Heartbreak

Ah, pain. We don’t have a damn clue what to do about pain. So, we run from it. We avoid it. We repress it. We ignore it. We hide from it. And then when it sneaks up on us, breaks our walls and penetrates the well-constructed barriers around our hearts, we let it consume us. … Continue Reading

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5 Meditation Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

We are just a couple of weeks into the new year. We still have that extra energy to try new things. Plus, it’s White January, the Mental Wellness Month. It’s the perfect time to build new habits to take care of our mental health. I bet you have already read at least one article talking … Continue Reading

What to Do When You’ve Already Had a Rocky Start to 2018

This post is for those people (like me) seeking infinite amounts of inspiration about not having the sparkling start to 2018 they were hoping for.  It’s easy to get discouraged when we set the bar so high heading into a new year and a fresh start, but remember life is still life, and you can’t … Continue Reading

An Open Letter to My Mom Who Left

Mom, It’s been nearly 15 years since you left. I’ve seen your face only three times since. But one night this past August, I needed answers. I needed YOU. For the first time in 15 years I made the call I had been wanting to make for so long but couldn’t. I was brave enough to take … Continue Reading

25 Empowering Quotes About Being Yourself

Everyday we wake up with a choice to make. Do we be who we think others want us to be? Or do we go out into the world and be our true selves? Being yourself can be hard. It can make you feel isolated, strange and uncomfortable to fight the urge to assimilate with the … Continue Reading

19 Future Regrets You’ll Have if Things Stay the Same

As humans, we tend to play it safe. It’s easier that way, right? It can be easy to ignore the negative impact of what we’re doing today that simply seems “normal” or “fine.” It isn’t until later that we look back and feel that inescapable disappointment…regret. I once ignored my values too. I joined the … Continue Reading

6 Ways to Find Yourself—Whatever that Means

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a definitive set of steps that, if you follow, will lead to you being your true and happiest self? Let’s face it, there is no bullet-proof method for something so intangible, especially because we are all on our own unique journey. But, you aren’t doomed. I know too … Continue Reading

The One Realization That Will Completely Transform Your Life

So I’m contemplating life, walking down Second Avenue in New York City on my way to work. It’s a Monday morning and it’s raining– a lot. I have a tiny umbrella, and I’m blasting some mid 2000’s punk rock song into my ears, the way I do when I’m trying desperately to remember who I … Continue Reading

10 Ways To Use Essential Oils in Your Everyday Life

Recently people have started to explore many complementary therapies while seeking to improve their health and wellness, and essential oils are just one modality. I started using essential oils over 4 years ago as I was looking to better support my teenage daughter. Unfortunately, she is allergic to almost every indoor and outdoor allergen (pollen, … Continue Reading

Thank You For Our Everyday Love Story

“Thank you for loving me.” — These are words that ring true in the depths of our hearts so often that we forget to say them. This letter is for you, for me and for all of us. It’s here to help us discover the right words, and remember the tremendous beauty in celebrating our … Continue Reading