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How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

By the grace of the universe, we’ve somehow managed to have a pretty mild January to the point where it’s felt like a veritable oasis of spring-like temperatures. I know winter is still in full-swing and we’ll eventually get back to hating every second spent outside, but this iteration of winter is…

How To Make The Right Decision, For Yourself

Life is all about decisions. Pretty much everything we do can be distilled down to a choice between “yes” or “no” and “this” or “that”. That includes small things like what we eat for lunch, what toothpaste we buy, and big things like where we want to live. Last May, I made the decision to…

How To Warm Up To Others During The Cold Winter

I know. It’s super cold outside and the beast of winter is just getting started. As much as we might hate it, or as much as we might wish this quick reprieve of “warmth” would stick around a little while longer, it won’t. We’re destined for another few months of unbearable cold…

Why Bad Isn't Always Bad

The end of the year is magical. As soon mid-October hits, it’s basically a non-stop holiday bonanza. We have Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Years, and good old-fashioned vacation. Everyone is cheerful, work slows, and the positive vibes are flowing. It’s great, but it’s also the cause of one of the…

In An Era Of Excess, Less Is More

We live in a culture of excess. Everyday we’re bombarded with advertisements and copy points telling us that we need more. We need the newest phone even though we bought the previous “new” one just last year. We need to surprise our significant other with a new Lexus during the annual “December to Remember…

The Year Is Almost Over, But Don't Give Up On It Just Yet

2017 has been one of those rare years where it simultaneously feels like time flew by AND like time has slowed to a crawl. The never-ending news cycle continues to shower us with bad news, our countrymen in the south were ravaged by a slew of horrible hurricanes, fires engulfed Northern California, and it feels…

What I'm Thankful For

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite day of the year. I get to engorge myself with the most delicious of foods, surround myself with my family and close friends, and enjoy a day without work or the stresses of my everyday life. It’s a perfect storm of enjoyment and a day I look forward…

Have Yourself a Non-Traditional Black Friday

The first image that pops into my head when I hear “Black Friday” is a hoard of people clamoring to get into a big box store to get their hands on that sweet new TV they don’t need. All I think about is how awful it must be to stand in line for hours,…

How to Move Forward in the Wake of Tragedy

We’re at a place in history where terrorist attacks, both domestic and otherwise, are a part of everyday life. There aren’t attacks on innocent civilians every day, but they happen with such regularity that they no longer come as a surprise. Instead, we say something to the effect of “not again”, bury ourselves…