Effectively Manage Stress During the Holidays

While the holidays are a special time of the year for many, it can also be the most stressful. Between shopping, wrapping, saving money, seeing friends, making plans with family, and so much more, balancing (or blending) it all can be hard. But, with American stress levels already at an all-time high, it’s essential that we are keenly aware of how we deal with everything that is thrown at us over next 40 or so days. Here are some of my personal favorite ways to manage the stress that comes along with the holidays...

The Importance of Gratitude—and How to Make it a Habit

With Thanksgiving coming up faster than ever and my monthly goal of participating in Calm’s 30 Days of Gratitude, gratitude and being thankful have been at the top of my mind. While we all know it’s important to pause and reflect on the people, places, or things that you are so fortunate to have in your life, it’s helpful to understand exactly how this practice can improve your mental health and well-being.

GUEST POST: Negative Self Speak—Breaking The Vicious Cycle with Caroline Poe

Let the words you speak to yourself be kind ones. You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself and the truth is that your thoughts hold so much power. At any given moment, within my own mind there are a variety of narratives underway. I recently learned how to be more self-aware. One of the results of practicing this is a positive turn in how I speak to myself. In the past I would often reprimand myself for any number of things including:

Make Yourself Your Priority

This Saturday I was fortunate enough to attend MogulX, and my second session of the day was titled “Finding Balance”,  led by Health & Wellness Expert, Sophia Roe. Sophia opened up to us about a time in her life where she was most unhappy—and after lots of self-reflection, she realized it was a result of her losing sight of what was really important to her. And, that led to my big reveal...