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Ways to Respectfully Disagree

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that many people in the U.S. have no idea how to respectfully disagree (and that you can never have too much toilet paper, but that’s another story). As an election year, 2020 brought us seemingly endless debates—between the candidates on TV, between our friends on social media, and […]

The Power of Love for Yourself and Others

I love love. I love the way that love makes me feel: connected, present, open. I love little things, like a good meal, a touching movie, or the cool side of the pillow; and I love big things, like my family, and nature. But when I think about becoming the person I want to be—a […]

Fake It Till You Make It

We’ve all heard the advice: fake it till you make it. The idea behind this adage is that pretending to think, feel, or act a certain way will cause you to actually think, feel, or act that way.  It seems impossibly simple, in a “too-good-to-be-true” way. Could pretending, essentially, create a new reality? The short […]

How to Use Depression as a Springboard for Creativity

If you’ve ever heard of the idea of the “tortured artist,” then you know that there is a perceived connection between creativity and mood disorders such as depression. While the actual evidence on the subject is shaky at best, there have been some studies done that seem to establish this correlation.  Thankfully, however, this connection […]

How to Handle Feedback Without Wrecking Your Day (or Week!)

It’s an experience that no creative wants to have. You’ve completed a project that you’re really proud of. You truly gave it your all—heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears. But when the feedback comes, it’s, shall we say, less than encouraging.  Creative work is particularly open to negative feedback: it’s often highly subjective and open […]

How to Get Comfortable With Taking Risks

Taking risks isn’t exactly fun (at least not for most people), but it’s a necessary part of life. In fact, risk is pretty much built into every aspect of life. Dating is a risk, starting a new job is a risk, creating something is a risk. Anything we do that we haven’t personally tried and […]

6 Healthy Ways to Deal with Coronavirus Anxiety

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed life as we know it. Schools and businesses are closed (many indefinitely), people are having to navigate working from home and/or homeschool their kids, going to the grocery store is an ordeal, and we’re living a spring without basketball or spring training. And that’s not even mentioning the sickness […]

How to Use Love to Hack Your Happiness

We all want to be happy, but we don’t always know how to be happy. And unfortunately, happiness isn’t exactly always “default setting” in our lives. That takes work to adjust. More often than not, the default is the opposite, with relationship struggles, health problems, mental health challenges, personal shortcomings, and more threatening to stifle […]