Word of the Week: Simplify Life Lesson: As I was preparing for my graduate school finals back in December, I turned on my iPad to discover that when Andrew had logged me out of my account a few weeks prior, none of the notes I had taken in 2019 saved. Every single one was gone. […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

January 20, 2020

Monday Vibes: The Key to Simplifying Your Life

Is checking my phone — first thing in the morning — the best way for me to wake up? Do I really not have time to practice yoga, or is that just an excuse? With the hustle and bustle of life, I often find myself reacting to what’s happening around me instead of taking a proactive role […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

January 9, 2020

4 Tips for Taking a Mental Health Detox

As I get ready to usher in a new decade, I am in a deep state of reflection. Is this where I thought I would be by now? In what ways have I grown? Do my relationships feel supportive? Am I making time to nurture my mind-body-spirit? How can I make an even greater impact on the […]

Mindfulness

January 4, 2020

4 Ways to Start Fresh in the New Decade

I used to believe that relaxing was a complete waste of time. If I’m feeling anxious — I would think to myself — then why would I elect to spend my time doing “nothing” when I could use that time to cross things off my to-do list and make the anxious feelings go away? Isn’t […]

Mindfulness

December 17, 2019

Does Relaxing Make Anxious People More Anxious?

Word of the Week: Rest Life Lesson: Right before we left for our trip to Germany a few months ago, I developed a calf injury. My calf hurt so bad I could barely walk. I was convinced our trip would be ruined because I wouldn’t be able to walk anywhere and nothing I did to “make […]

Mindfulness

December 16, 2019

Monday Vibes: The Power of Rest

Word of the Week: Authenticity Life Lesson: I have always had a heightened level of sensitivity. As a child, I could tell when the milk was going bad days before the rest of my family. Every person had their own scent. And I always seemed to know exactly the right thing to say, even at […]

Mindfulness

November 25, 2019

Monday Vibes: Learning to Love All Parts of Yourself

Word of the Week: Spirituality Life Lesson: (Introducing what I hope is the first of many Notes From Camp, our Dear Abby/Dear Sugar-style advice column!) Dear Elizabeth, This is an amazing new Forum! Here’s what’s tugging at my heart and soul: I’m going through another (I’ve had many) full-blown existential crisis: Nietzsche style…I’m despairing over the […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

November 11, 2019

Monday Vibes: Deep Questions on the Spiritual Path

Word of the Week: SuccessLife Lesson: One of my favorite parts about our recent trip to Denver, CO was the question “What do you do for work?” almost never came up. We would meet people and talk about the best hikes in the area, where we went running, and the latest CBD-infused drink we tried before […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

November 4, 2019

Monday Vibes: Are Success and Happiness the Same?

Word of the Week: DeathLife Lesson: A week ago today, my beloved Boppy crossed to the other side of the rainbow. I am still grieving. My heart hurts, my body is covered in stress hives, and my eyes don’t have any tears left. Even though he was 100 years old (!!) and lived a beautiful, full […]

Mindfulness

October 14, 2019

Monday Vibes: Death, Grief, and the Afterlife

Word of the Week: Non-attachmentLife Lesson: The other weekend, Andrew and I were out exercising together. He was running and I was biking. This is something we do when one of us is training for a race to keep the other company and enjoy some QT together. Since Andrew was only a few weeks away […]

Mindfulness

October 7, 2019

Monday Vibes: The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness IRL

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