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

Often, people ask me why I often avoid drinking alcohol, refuse to get an Apple Watch, or stray away from diets like the plague. I say it’s because I have “an addictive personality.” What I usually mean when I say this, is that I have a tendency to numb my feelings or get carried away […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

October 4, 2019

4 Questions About Addictive Personalities Answered

Word of the Week: ResponsibilityLife Lesson: Nothing gets under my skin more than passive-aggressiveness. It’s that unsettling feeling when what someone says doesn’t match their body language or energy. I think it bothers me because it requires me to expend extra energy trying to unpack the subtle messages and navigate the undertones of how I […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

September 30, 2019

Monday Vibes: Let’s All Stop Being So Passive-Aggressive

Word of the Week: GrowthLife Lesson: When I sense that something is off between me and another person, my first thought is I’ve done something “wrong.” I assume that whatever weirdness I feel is a reflection of our relationship and it makes me squirm with discomfort. Since I feel emotions so strongly, it’s hard for […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

September 16, 2019

Monday Vibes: Why People-Pleasing is an Impossible Task

Over time it has become increasingly clear that climate change is taking a toll on our planet — but what about our mental health? To start, more people than ever believe that climate change is an issue to be concerned about. According to a 2018 “survey administered by Yale, about six in ten Americans (62%) say they […]

Mindfulness

September 9, 2019

Is ‘Climate Despair’ Making People Depressed?

A few weeks before my wedding, I caught a nasty cold. I remember marching into my therapy appointment — head pounding and body aching — furious that I was sick. I was frustrated that being sick was getting in the way of what I thought I had to do to feel beautiful and relaxed on my wedding […]

Mindfulness

August 12, 2019

Are You Numbing Out On Self-Care?

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