“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 […]

Tips + Tools

April 11, 2020

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

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 […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

April 6, 2020

Monday Vibes: Do You Overanalyze Your Life?

I’ll be honest, I’ve been having a hard time feeling grateful lately. The world feels like it’s been turned upside down overnight, and I fluctuate between feeling scared for my life and like everyone is overreacting. I’ve been more judgemental than usual, more on edge, and more impatient with people whose opinions are different from […]

Mindfulness

April 3, 2020

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude During COVID-19

Word of the Week: Sensitive Life Lesson: A few weeks ago, I jolted up from being fast asleep at 2am and said to Andrew: “There is a fire. I smell a fire.” I tore out of our bedroom and furiously checked our burners. Nothing. I checked our radiators. Nothing. The smell was so intense I […]

Mindfulness

March 30, 2020

Monday Vibes: Why Being Sensitive Is A Superpower

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 […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

March 23, 2020

Monday Vibes: How to Practice Letting Go IRL

Word of the Week: Effortless Life Lesson: I’ve been low-grade working on a website overhaul and rebrand since last September. It’s been on my “to do” list for months but other priorities kept cropping up. I was also 100% overcomplicating things in my mind about what needed to be done for this seemingly massive project. […]

Navigating Your Path

March 16, 2020

Monday Vibes: Pro Tip on Working With Less Effort

Word of the Week: Worthy Life Lesson: Notes From Camp 005 (our Dear Abby/Dear Sugar advice column: accepting applications here) Hello! So, every few months now for the last couple of years ( I’m in my early thirties) I find myself obsessing about not hitting the typical life “milestones” that my friends are doing – […]

Navigating Your Path, Notes From Camp

March 9, 2020

Monday Vibes: Do You Struggle With Comparisonitis?

Word of the Week: Rewrite Life Lesson: Notes From Camp 004 (our Dear Abby/Dear Sugar advice column: accepting applications here) Hi Elizabeth, Your article [Monday Vibes: How Much Are You Willing to Sacrifice?] hit me hard today in a good way – I’ve grown up with less money and fought for what I have. My […]

Notes From Camp

March 2, 2020

Monday Vibes: Tired of Having a Poverty Mindset?

Likeability is a strange concept. After all, who is to say if you are likeable or not? If you strive your whole life to do everything in your power to be likeable (and avoid being unlikeable), you won’t truly be living your life. You will be living the life that others deem appropriate. As a recovering people-pleaser, […]

Navigating Your Path

February 27, 2020

The Small Things You’re Doing that Make You Unlikable

Word of the Week: Money Life Lesson: Andrew and I used to make about the same salaries (which I was proud of because he had an MBA and I didn’t have an advanced degree at the time). This meant we could pretty much save and spend as we pleased, never having to worry too much […]

Navigating Your Path

February 24, 2020

Monday Vibes: Does Money Make You Squirm? (+ Two BIG Announcements)

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