Love

I Wish I Had Known This Truth About Relationships Sooner

This might come as a surprise, but I’ve never considered myself someone who is “good” at relationships. Throughout my life I’ve had many falling outs with girlfriends, really rocky break-ups with boyfriends, and uncomfortable dysfunction with family. I can vividly picture myself every time a relationship went sour, wondering what...
Happiness

Eight Ways to Create Your Own Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I love indulging in inspirational material. I seek out books, events, and blogs for my daily dose of inspiration and positivity. I’m very grateful that we live in a time with so many readily available outlets that promote happiness and wellbeing. With all this...
Mindfulness

How I Manage My Relationship with Grief

Easter is a holiday that brings up a lot of emotion for me. I was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith, and even though my Easter won’t be celebrated until next weekend, I felt called to share the feelings of grief that always come through for me at this time...
Happiness

Uncovering Your Authentic Self

This past week I presented a workshop on finding your authentic self with my trusted sidekick, my mom. I received so much feedback and requests for more, from those who weren’t able to make it, that I decided, why not turn our discussion into this week’s blog! It was our...
Uncategorized

Releasing Codependency

If you were to ask me what I think one of life’s biggest lessons is, I would without hesitation say, relationships. If you stop and think about it, relationships infiltrate every single part of our lives. How we relate to our partners, our spouses, friends, family, colleagues, strangers, the environment,...
Mindfulness

How I Take and Implement Advice

Very recently I was presented with a situation where a close friend of mine gave me advice. It was harmless advice, in good faith, but it really didn’t sit well with me! I didn’t resonate with it, and I felt very conflicted by the information that was given to me,...
Mindfulness

My Thoughts on Breaking Down Hate

When I was younger, my parents often told me that with great privilege comes great responsibility. That sentence played in my mind throughout my life, and it’s on repeat lately. I was born into a life of great privilege. I am a white, straight, able-bodied woman, from a financially stable...
Mindfulness

How to Stay Hopeful

A few years ago, I was really, really frustrated with life. I can’t remember exactly what was happening that had me in such a state, but I would guess it likely had something to do with boys, body issues, or the daunting question of life’s purpose. I remember sitting in...
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I’m Taking This Word Out of My Vocabulary

The content of my blog today may feel a bit shocking, and maybe slightly confrontational, so I’m sorry in advance! I’ve recently decided to take a word out of my vocabulary, a word that I feel has become a toxic place holder in our society. It’s a word that is...

Editors Pick

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Barb offers readers life-changing spiritual guidance in an easy to follow format, and what makes this book so magnificent is that she has infused her own stories and struggles to help readers connect and learn.
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles