Feeling lost? This book can help!

How many times have we heard, “I just feel so lost”? Or how about “I don’t know what I’m doing or where I’m going in life”? It’s a particular human affliction to feel like we need to have every step on our path mapped out for us to feel comfortable, and I know I definitely fall into that trap much more often than I’d like. The truth is that life is not linear. We don’t ever know where we’re going, even if we think we do. As someone who tends to make decisions quickly just because I want to have some kind of plan and because I want to feel like I know what my future is going to look like, this is a particularly painful (and terrifying) realization.

But in the expert (and hilarious, and no-nonsense) hands of Maxie McCoy, feeling like we don’t have everything all figured out doesn’t seem so bad after all. I first discovered Maxie through instagram (@maxiemccoy) and I immediately loved her bright, bubbly, feminist aesthetic – intrigued, I quickly clicked over to her website to learn more about her and immediately devoured her story…

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Why I love CBD for sleep, stress, and anxiety!

So far on this blog, I’ve mentioned a lot of mental strategies to deal with anxiety. But, as we know, anxiety can have a lot of physical effects as well as mental effects. For me, one of the most difficult physical symptoms of anxiety that I struggle with is trouble sleeping. It’s like the moment I lay down to sleep, my mind decides it has to both a) run through every single event of my day and analyze everything I said and did and what other people said and did and b) start thinking about everything I have to do tomorrow/this week/this year, what my five-year plan should be, what I need to pack for that next trip, what I need to get next time I go to CVS, and…you see where this is going. My mind just seems to explode with thoughts at bed time, making it difficult for me to sleep even when I’m tired…

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My relationship with anxiety – how it started and where I am now

This post originally started as this post about mindfulness and meditation, where I briefly mention my struggles with anxiety and how that prompted me to begin looking into healthy coping mechanisms to manage it. But as I wrote the post, the part where I describe my journey with anxiety – originally just supposed to be a brief few sentences – began to stretch into many paragraphs and I realized I had a lot more to say than I originally thought. I wanted the post about mindfulness to be mostly about mindfulness, so I picked a few key points and saved the rest for later. So here, I want to share more a more in-depth account of my experiences with anxiety in the hopes that someone else who may be struggling with this feels less alone…

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5 easy ways to be more present + more productive in your everyday life

We hear about the “distraction epidemic” everyday — our attention spans are shorter, our productivity is suffering, and it feels like our ability to be present is more and more fleeting. While mindfulness and meditation (which I talk about here) is one very important way to combat our overloaded brains, sometimes we just need to set boundaries with ourselves, figure out what is distracting us, and make immediate changes…

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5 tricks to help you drink more water daily!

I feel like one of the most common #wellnessgoals everyone has is to drink more water. We hear endlessly about the benefits of drinking enough water – everything from weight loss, to increased energy, to preventing headaches and other body pain. We KNOW that drinking water is good for us, so why can’t we get ourselves to drink as much as we should?!

Probably because water can be pretty boring and it’s easy to forget to drink it when we’re busy (or if we just LOVE coffee so we can’t fathom drinking anything but that). But since we know there are SO many benefits of drinking water, and since the side effects of not drinking enough water can be pretty damaging in our day-to-day lives, I wanted to list some hacks that have worked for me over the years in helping me reach my water intake goals…

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