Calling All Bookworms: Summer Edition

From the time I was young, books have been among my steadiest comrades, accompanying me through all seasons of life. Nowadays you’ll find my nose buried in a page-turner in checkout lines, waiting rooms, park benches, and patios. It should come as no surprise that I’ve fallen prey to biting off more books than I…

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Winter Challenge: Small Changes

As the cooler months approach, I find myself seeking out cozy indulgences more and more: hot baths, warm blankets, fresh soups, new reads, soft scarves. Building my winter nest gives me a greater appreciation for this time of year as I gradually grow accustomed to the shortened daylight hours and bitter cold evenings. The winter…

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12 Ways to Start Being Your Own Best Friend

Think about your closest friends. Your friendships may span months, years, or even decades. You might have a dozen best friends you can call on day or night, or maybe your pack has always been small and mighty. Any way you count them, our friends teach us who we are and help us toward who…

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A Case for Mondays

Mondays seem to get a bad rap. After weekend lie-ins and quality time with loved ones, it’s easy to see why we’re not exactly eager to rise and shine before the sun’s even up, by the time this dreaded first day of the week rolls around. And roll around it does, often all too quickly.…

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Shine On: A Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring is just around the corner. As the birds sing and flowers bloom, closets will be cleaned out, shelves dusted, and belongings donated, all in the name of a fresh start. I love a good spring clean. Nothing puts me in the mood for warmer days like opening all the windows, turning on some good…

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From Values to Volition

What are your goals for 2018? Maybe you want to develop a new exercise routine, meditation practice, or volunteer more. Maybe your goals are more abstract: listen deeply, connect authentically, show yourself compassion. Whatever your aspirations may be as we embark upon a new year, it’s important that you first get to know your values.…

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Calling All Bookworms

If you’re like me, then you know nothing beats curling up with a good book on a cool weather day, preferably with a warm drink in hand. This season’s reads will make you laugh out loud, reflect on the way you move through the world, question what it means to be happy, and contemplate the…

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5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Unless you hail from somewhere that’s warm year-round (in which case, let’s be friends), the winter months can bring about a longing for sunnier days and a restlessness that even a Netflix marathon can’t easily cure. Here are 5 ways to keep the winter blues at bay, without breaking the bank or moving to the…

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