Entrepreneurship can mean a whole lot of sacrifice and, more often that not, what gets sacrificed is wellness. On the other hand, wellness can have connotations of self indulgence and a lack of drive towards a goal. How do we balance the two? How do we chase our goals and grow our businesses while maintaining our wellness?
The mark of a new moon provides a powerful opportunity to reflect on you'd like to cultivate in your life and re-align accordingly. Seeding an intention as the moon is completely empty and ready to begin again allows your intentions to grow as the new moon grows. The good news is you don't have to re-enact a scene from The Craft to participate (but if that's your bag, please do). There are a few simple, short practices you can incorporate in your day to get really intentional and start bringing all that good-good you've been dreaming of into your life.
Perfect is out, authentic is in. Learn how to get over the struggle to achieve a bogus ideal and learn to love your inner hot mess. I turned to my friend Leanne, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor for some reflection on just WT actual F is up with this perfection ideal anyway. Here’s what she had to say.
In a Medium article last April, Alana Massey reflected on the effects of "chill", arguing we had reached peak chill. "Chill has now slithered into our romantic lives and forced those among us who would like to exchange feelings and accountability to compete in the Blasé Olympics with whomever we are dating," she wrote. I'd argue that "chill" hasn't just 'slithered' into our dating lives, it's pervaded our professional lives, as well.
Raise your hand if you’ve gotten into a Facebook comment feud regarding a political meme. Stand up if you’ve screenshot a family members politically-charged post. Jump up and down if you stopped watching the debates because you recognized the toll it was taking on your mental health. If you’re feeling overly anxious or agitated recently, you’re not alone.
As a self-admitted wellness junkie, I am the first to hop on any trend that claims to give my complexion a sans-pregnancy-pregnancy-glow or clear-my-chakras-by-sniffing-this-leaf. Do I know it's ridiculous? Yup. Is it fun AF? Hell yes.
Spoiler Alert: I was really, really hungry.
In an effort to get re-inspired in the kitchen and excited about interesting and unexpected ingredients, I decided to treat myself to three days of Sakara – an eating program based on the idea that food should make you feel sexy. They urge their clients to stop counting calories, touting themselves as an "uncleanse". I love this mindset... it's what initially drew me in. Sakara has been publicly loved on by none other than VS Angels Lily Alridge, Erin Heatherton, and – GASP – Gwyneth Paltrow herself.
Getting started as a creative entrepreneur feels like diving headfirst into some very muddy water. You know where you'd like to end up, but you have no idea what is going to happen along the way. Rather than handing off some shotty cliché advice – I'll give it to you straight. Here are my top seven tips for how to get started as a creative entrepreneur (and how to stay sane while doing so).
We live in a productivity-obsessed world. Between FitBits counting the steps to the bathroom and our work e-mail popping up on our iPhone while we’re enjoying dinner, it can feel tough (at it’s worst, flippant) to make space for quiet.Here’s why you can DROP that guilty feeling, ASAP.
Your morning routine sets the tone for your whole day. If you wake up like Garfield, you’re not going to have a Beyoncé day. Try these simple tricks for three nights and see if you notice a shift.
The first hour you’re awake sets the tone for the rest of your day. Here’s a short morning routine for people who need to get calm, get happy and get going.
Kate and I first bonded with over our shared love of hot yoga and breakfast meat. She quickly became my go-to healer – for everything from chakra balancing to muscle pain. Having been enrolled in a Masters in Biology program before shifting her life path towards holistic healing, she’s got a seriously special skill for breaking down complex, overwhelming knowledge, into real-life digestable tidbits. Kate is here to give you the real talk on essential oils.
You've been prepping for a meeting all week. On paper, you couldn't be more ready. But when you walk in the room, anxiety kicks in. Your throat muscles constrict – making your voice softer, more apt to waver, and giving you even more anxiety (fun!). Been here? Me too. Cool, let's not do it again.Try these easy tricks to let your inner badass shine, regardless of situation.
You don’t have to be sitting on an Instagram-worthy beach at sunset or rocking a full lotus pose to experience the benefits of meditation. In fact, you deserve to feel good (yes, you) right where you are (yes, there) in your exact body (yes, that one) right now (yup, now). If you can breathe, you can meditate. Don’t wait for the perfect moment, just start. Here’s how.