What do you think of when you hear the term “burnout?”

Many people associate burnout with images of a candle or fire. The flame died down and there isn’t much left to burn. There is a light — but it’s faint and near its bitter end.

For me, I imagine…

My unopened music books sat on the shelves for years. Each time I passed by them, it was as if they were a person I tried to discreetly ignore. Music became merely something I could do… no longer something I should do. I began to resent those books. They could…

2020. What a hell of a year. After all of the world’s catastrophic events, it will be difficult to walk away from this year unchanged.

Going to the grocery store — changed.

Going to visit family — changed.

Going to work — changed.

Everything is different. Had this been five…

We all have one: the friend who complains and worries about everything. From dissecting past encounters to forecasting all the possible ways an upcoming event can (and will) go wrong, ruminators drain your energy. Ruminators obsess and fantasize about minute, seemingly unimportant details until they’re amplified into a full-grown problem……

I’d had panic attacks before. I was well aware of what they were. To some degree, I knew how to handle them.

I wanted a husband. I wanted out of the B-class first-floor apartment I lived in. I wanted the white picket fence. I wanted kids. I wanted to weigh…

I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out: The key to feeling less insecure is to welcome the feeling of insecurity.

And it’s not just the feeling of insecurity. It’s any feeling for that matter.

It’s our human nature to want to feel wonderful, happy, and loving feelings every…

“I just want to get healthy.”

Say hello to a vague but highly desired goal.

We know what we need to do: Eat whole, earth-grown foods and spend time moving our bodies. We know what we need to not do: Overconsume sugar-laden lattes and spend time after work binge-watching Netflix…

Welcome to segment two of the continuation of “ How Managing My Money Helped Me Lose Weight.” If you haven’t read it, yet… start there. In our last post, we uncovered some of the ways advertising discreetly sways us away from our goals. …

Budget and diet: Two of the most cringe-worthy words ever spoken. Neither one sounds fun or exciting. Both evoke a sense of restriction and rules. And yet, once you can master both, life becomes much more fun and exciting.

Keep in mind, budgeting and dieting are both tools. I liken…

Like many women, I struggled with my weight for years. It’s an on-going back and forth of dieting and bingeing, working out or working late, drinking or not drinking. It began in middle school and carried its way into my late 20’s. …

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