Recent Posts - page 2

  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: #1, the law of pure potentiality

    Seven Spiritual Laws has been such a touchstone for me that I’m going to recap each of these laws over the coming weeks. The first law is pure potentiality.

  • Resolve to build your social connections

    spaghetti dinner at Chez Newveau December 2016

    How can you prioritize making and maintaining friendships? Is there something you’re doing that you could ditch to make room for friendships, or could you make better use of downtime? Can you combine socializing with something else that’s already on your calendar?

  • Tony Marceda manages his anxiety with herbal supplements and yoga

    Tony Marceda anxiety tattoo

    Tony Marceda shares a deeply personal story of learning to manage his anxiety and panic attacks in a way that leaves him feeling like himself.

  • Allison Tray finally gets some sleep after tackling her insomnia

    Allison Tray writes: I did something really radical: I decided that I did not have a sleeping problem. I used the power of my thoughts to convince myself that as a living creature, I required sleep and it was going to happen.

  • Can we treat our country like the first Thanksgiving dinner table?

    This is how I was taught Thanksgiving began, with pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a harvest feast.

    Think about the origin story of the first Thanksgiving: When white people showed up in a place Native Americans already inhabited, the natives showed the immigrants how to survive, then celebrated their success.
    We travel great distances to eat turkey with our families around this tradition built on unity, not division.

  • Personal trainer Julia Collins changes her own approach to wellness

    Julia Collins working out at her gym, Ypsi Studio.

    Our friend Julia Collins has long lived a life focused on health and fitness — she runs a boutique gym in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and serves clients as a personal trainer. But heading into menopause prompted Julia to revamp her approach to her… Read More ›

  • If I can’t carry it, I can’t have it – a guest post by JillAnne

    Early on, I adopted a philosophy for traveling and shopping that seems to work for my lifestyle: “If I could carry it, I could have it.” It emerged when I was just starting my business and was pretty strapped for cash. “No carts allowed” saved my wallet.

  • On moving to NYC, leaving NYC … and moving back — a guest post by Amanda Hirsch

    Despite all the energy I have spent for the better part of two decades trying to convince myself to ignore the strong pull of place, it turns out, being in the wrong place (especially after being in the right place) can take a real toll. So can two decades of beating yourself up for wanting something you don’t think you should want.

  • In praise of memory-drenched clutter — a guest post by Ted Anthony

    Ted Anthony takes a contrarian view to decluttering, in part because of his love of his dad's study.

    I choose to encounter clutter and make it my own. Am I a hoarder? Probably a little. I prefer the terms “collector” and “archivist,” though. They carry the elegance of scholarship and a bit of the self-righteousness of learning from the past.

  • Career advice from my college newspaper adviser: Everyone’s first job is hard

    My college newspaper adviser, Jim Wojcik, gave me a pep talk during my first job after I graduated. Woj told me everyone’s first job is hard. Think of it as boot camp. You’re there to get real world experience. Tough it out for a year. If you hate it after a year, you move on to the next place up the career ladder.