Archive for month: October, 2019

Get closer to the people in your life— by being the best mess possible

It’s time to give up on chasing perfection and embrace our uniquely individual quirks and imperfections, says author Chidera Eggerue. We humans are pretty excellent at telling other people what to do — but not so excellent at following our [...]

How to declutter your mind

If your brain is a heaving mess of work and life to-dos, find some focus with these straightforward steps from Ryder Carroll, creator of the Bullet Journal. Do you ever feel like your mind is one big, infinitely scrolling, incredibly [...]

Here’s a question to consider: What if there’s nothing wrong with you?

While asking this question won’t change your life, it can help pause your inner critic and create space for possibility, says therapist Susan Henkels. Susan Henkels has worked as a psychotherapist for more than 45 years. That means she’s spent decades [...]

Do you ever feel like you’re not enough?

If your self-worth seems to rise and fall according to what other people think, you’re not alone. But you can challenge this mindset and find a new way of valuing yourself, says psychologist Meag-gan O’Reilly. “How often do you get [...]

What can you do when you’re flattened by depression? Plan for it

By adopting a take-charge approach towards living with depression, you can start to feel more in control and less powerless, says health activist Jessica Gimeno. She shares three helpful strategies. “Depression takes practice,” says Chicago-based health activist and writer Jessica Gimeno in a [...]

How to raise kids who will grow into secure, trustworthy adults

If kids don’t feel trusted — or if there isn’t anyone close to them whom they can rely on — they can really suffer. Esther Wojcicki, an educator and mother of three superstar daughters, explains why trust is essential and [...]

Do you say “sorry” too much? Here’s what to say instead

When we needlessly apologize, we end up making ourselves small and diminish what we’re trying to express, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic. Think about all the times you use the word “sorry” in a typical day. There are the necessary “sorry”s — [...]