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Be Better To Earth This Earth Day

Every year on April 22nd, most of the world joins together in celebrating the giant, spherical, floating space rock that we call home. Some make it a point to get outside and enjoy this wonder of nature, some take it as an opportunity to volunteer their time and clean up the environment around them. Each…

Why April Showers Are Good For More Than Just May Flowers

The goodness of April is undeniable: the weather improves, the trees come back to life after a prolonged dormancy, and the sun bathes us in a warmth we haven’t felt in ages. But not everything is all hunky-dory, and I say that with the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers” in mind. It’s…

How To Walk Yourself Toward Mindfulness

It finally happened, y’all. It got warm again. The clocks changed, the calendar turned, and by golly it got warm again! This does a few things for us: 1) it allows us to bid farewell to the persistent nuisance of winter, 2) it lets us working folk experience the sunset for the first time…

How To Overcome Feeling Like An Imposter

The feeling of belonging is central to our happiness. When we don’t feel it, we’re generally less happy and less driven. Regardless of what our history says about us, no matter how much we may have accomplished in the recent past, if we don’t feel like we belong we start tumbling down…

Facing Challenges Head-On is Your Path to Success

Life is full of challenges. They could be something small and innocuous like whether or not you should run that extra mile during your morning run, or if you should jaywalk – it’s fine, no one’s coming. But sometimes these challenges can prove to be much larger and have bigger implications like how to…

Why the Only Expectations That Matter are Yours

It’s about this time of year when we start hearing about “Cinderella stories” and Davids taking down Goliaths. We’re keyed in on teams we’ve never heard of in the hopes of watching them take down one of college basketball’s more storied programs. It’s March Madness--the season of the underdog. For…

Saving Daylight and Moving Forward

With daylight savings time beginning and our long, dark, winter haze over, it’s about time for us to spring forward, literally and figuratively (he said slyly). I want us to think a bit about the benefits of moving forward. Not just moving the clocks forward – though that later sunset is some seriously sweet nectar…

Why Should You Unplug On National Unplugging Day?

It’s that time of year again, folks. It’s National Unplugging Day (weekend?) and that means it’s time to put your shiny toys away for a little bit. The basic idea is to simply remove ourselves from our constant relationship with electronics for one day. Our relationship with electronics, both personal and communal,…

It's Entirely Possible To Have Entirely Too Much

This week marks the beginning of one of the country’s, and the world’s, biggest parties: Mardi Gras, baby! People from all over flock to New Orleans to drink, party, trade beads, and overall, have an experience of excess, which got me thinking about how our culture is built on the idea that more…

Breaking the Monotony of the Season

The groundhog saw its shadow and all of a sudden there are six more weeks of winter. If you ask me, it’s pretty selfish of Mr. Groundhog to come out of his burrow on a sunny day, but that’s a discussion for another time. Right now, we need to talk about how around…