How to Stop Feeling Like a Failure?

How to Stop Feeling Like a Failure?

The feeling of being a failure is one of life’s largest gut punches—not only that, but your mind is messed with, emotions are triggered, and you ultimately find yourself in a situation you never thought you’d be in. Let’s be honest, no one sets out to do anything just...

How to Save Saturday and Sunday from Work

How to Save Saturday and Sunday from Work

It begins innocently enough, you have to take your son to soccer practice and your daughter to Girl Scouts. In between those activities you have to make dinner and pack lunches for the next day. One day during the week you have to work late, but you still don’t finish...

How Accepting Imperfections Will Bring Happiness

How Accepting Imperfections Will Bring Happiness

No One is Perfect We’ve got bumps and wrinkles and sometimes bad breath. Some things make us feel too sensitive or opinionated. We encounter people who push our buttons and our reaction creates emotion out of nowhere. We are human. Imperfections are part of the...

Making the Best of Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Making the Best of Being Single on Valentine’s Day

This year I will be 25 years old, and I can honestly say I have never been in a relationship on Valentine’s Day. Over the years I have learned a few things about making the best of a day dedicated to being in love when you are not in love. Full disclosure, I used to...

10 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity

10 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity

We’ve all been there. You sit down to work on a project, hours fly by, and you find that you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing. Whether you work in an office setting or at home, distractions are lurking around every corner. Your productivity is being destroyed by...

Living with Anxiety: Supporting Loved Ones in Need

Living with Anxiety: Supporting Loved Ones in Need

Everywhere you look today it seems as if someone, somewhere is struggling with anxiety. Nearly 40 million adults over the age of 18 in the United States, or 18% of our population, has been diagnosed with anxiety. I'm sure there are hundreds of thousands of others who...

Deal With It Now or Deal With It Later

Deal With It Now or Deal With It Later

One of the most frustrating parts of being a kid is that you look to adults to protect you. You glorify them for their strength, wisdom, and experience. You trust that they will be there to protect you from harm. Sometimes they are. Sometimes they aren’t. Over time,...

Cultivating Effortful Joy

Cultivating Effortful Joy

Most people want to experience more joy. Joy in life, joy in work, joy in leisure. But it is often assumed that you have to find this joy. A quick search of the keywords "find joy" returns numerous results including how to find joy in your everyday life, fourteen tips...

How Prioritized Lists Can Help You Manage Your Time

How Prioritized Lists Can Help You Manage Your Time

Some days it seems like everything is priority number one. It can be difficult to manage a work life balance. How do you prioritize your life? I am a list maker. Every since my elementary days I gravitated towards making prioritized lists. They are a way to clearly...

The Dogfather: When Life Revolves Around Four Paws

The Dogfather: When Life Revolves Around Four Paws

I’ll never forget February 2nd, 2019. I had just finished a round of golf with some of my closest friends when my girlfriend sent me a picture of the cutest husky puppy of all time. She had been asking for a dog for a few months at that point. I kept telling her to...

It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be – How to Show More Empathy

It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be – How to Show More Empathy

Offering words of comfort can be a natural response. We, humans, tend to be empathetic and have a hard time standing idle when someone is breaking down. But knowing the right thing to say is not something we are taught in school. We want to offer support, but we have...

The Struggle of Finding a Career to Love

The Struggle of Finding a Career to Love

Someone once said, “If you chose a job you love, you will never work a day in your life.” Unfortunately, many of us haven't found that job yet and aren't exactly sure how to. I know I’ve had many ideas of what I thought I wanted to be, but I think I just recently may...

Evolving Friendships – From Besties to Your Tribe

Evolving Friendships – From Besties to Your Tribe

I exchanged friendship bracelets with my girlfriends in elementary school, in middle school my BFF wore the other half of my gold plated heart charm, and in high school, we got matching tattoos. Now, at nearly thirty, I am lucky if I see her once a year. Some say that...

Learning to See Work Differently

Learning to See Work Differently

Over the course of a lifetime, the average person will spend 13 years and 2 months at work. That’s more time than socializing with other people (1 year, 3 days), more time than eating (4.5 years), and more time than Netflix (about 8 years). For all this time spent,...

The Best Days Lie Ahead

The Best Days Lie Ahead

Although our brain allows us a free replay button, there is no pause button and no fast-forward. Still, there is excitement in the both the continuity and the uncertainty. Sometimes when I watch particularly good shows or movies on Netflix, I pause mid-stream at...