Realistic New Year's Resolutions
01 Jan 2017

17 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Instead of making some giant resolution that you’re never going to keep, accept yourself for the garbage human you are and just make minor adjustments! Here are 17 resolutions for 2017 that you can actually keep. Bonus: they may make you a better person and even benefit others. Plan a vacation Get a hobby Start…

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28 Jul 2016

Self-Care: No Guilt in Pleasure

Do you have a guilty pleasure? Perhaps a band that’s kind of embarrassing, a hobby that doesn’t seem age-appropriate, or a cheesy rom com that you could watch over and over again? Well, maybe those pleasures shouldn’t make you feel guilty. Think of the human being as an iPhone. The traffic, incompetent coworkers, angry bosses,…

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21 Jun 2016

Orlando Pays the Price of America’s Shame

I awakened to the news in America.  I was traveling abroad in Europe during the Orlando tragedy, and while most of my fellow Americans slept in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 12th, dawn had already broken in the Tuscan hills where I, alone, seized by emotions that I had not embraced in years,…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




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05 Mar 2016

The Daily Grind and Being Kind, Thanks to David Foster Wallace

This morning I walked to Central Park and enjoyed the beautiful buildings and surroundings along my path. I watched the joy of children, people playing with dogs, runners exercising and heard birds chirping. Ah, spring is approaching. That was therapeutic in itself. At age 31, I am still learning what is means to relax, take…

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21 Jan 2016

Self Empowerment: Say “Thank you” Not “I’m Sorry”

How often do you say “I’m sorry” when what you actually mean is “thank you”? I know I’m guilty of this one – in fact, I feel guilty over just about anything. Because of that, I’m quick to apologize for doing something that results in someone doing something for me. For example: as a vegetarian,…

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16 Jan 2016

Everything Sucks – Questions to Ask Yourself When In a Funk

Some days are hard and leaving you feeling like everything sucks. Sometimes you go through long stretches of time when you feel like everything sucks. Regardless of the length of time, it’s crucial to remember that it isn’t true that everything sucks – you’re just in a funk. These questions, most of which originally appeared…