Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

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You’ve heard the phrase again and again: Don’t sweat the small stuff. But you may have some questions … starting with, what constitutes “small stuff?” In short, this phrase refers to the minor inconveniences in our lives. You know, the ones that definitely won’t matter in 5 years (or maybe even 2 weeks), but you […]

Learning to Be Self-Reliant

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What does it mean to rely on yourself? Simply put, it means learning to be more independent. Relying on others is safe and comfortable, which is what makes it a gut reaction for so many people. But becoming self-reliant means putting your faith and complete trust in yourself—an important quality to master in life, but also one that takes some practice. So, where do we even begin? How do we learn […]

The Power of Positive News

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“Focus on the positive.” If you’re like most people, you’ve heard this cliché once or twice (or a million times). The unfortunate truth is that the world is full of negativity. In fact, it’s estimated that about 90% of all media news is negative. If negativity is what we’re constantly feeding our brains, it’s no […]

Break Boredom With a New Workout (there’s something new for everyone!)

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Are you stuck in a rut? Specifically, a fitness or workout rut? Maybe you’ve been going on the same walk around the block for the last few months, or you’ve done the same online yoga video one too many times. And maybe, you’ve gotten out of the habit of working out entirely! No matter your situation, today’s […]

National Parks & You—The Perfect Pair

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You heard it here, first. National Parks are the unsung heroes of the United States. What Makes National Parks Amazing?  It’s been a long year and we’ve all been cooped up inside. But, the weather is (kind of) shaping up toward summer, many restrictions are being lifted, and people are looking for an adventure!   Insert […]

Conflict Resolution … Don’t Let It Keep You Up at Night

Tension. We all know it. We all feel it. Many of us dread it … especially when it involves a disagreement, miscommunication, or conflict with someone else. Awkward silences … harsh voices … wondering what you could or should have said differently. Even just reading this paragraph probably made you uncomfortable. As much as we all dislike […]

Spring Cleaning Your Mindset

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How many “spring cleaning” posts have been rolling through your feed the last few weeks? Home organization, cleaning, chores, etc. … we’re all very focused on ways to spring clean the “things” around us, but what about the parts inside us? When was the last time you took a good look at how the inner […]

10 Winter Activities You Might Not Have Tried!

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It’s still winter … but not for long!   By March, we all hear the word “winter” and are either frantically trying to cram in the last bits of skiing or snowboarding and other traditional winter activities, or … we’re looking outside at the snow, slush, and gray skies hoping for sunshine and warmth. It’s easy […]

Staying Positive Isn’t Just About Smiling More Often

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Staying positive is not always our first instinct. In fact, our brains are hard-wired to lean toward overthinking and over-worrying—which, one might say, is pretty much the exact opposite of positive thinking. It might have made sense back in the hunter-gatherer days when danger lurked around every corner (and kept “realistic” [negative] thinking in our […]

Risk Taking, Reward, and Handstands

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Risk-taking can be scary, and everyone’s idea of “risk” looks a little bit different. Risk means that whatever the situation might be, there’s a chance for danger or loss; it means you have something to lose! Now, a risk doesn’t have to be something massive like cliff jumping off a waterfall in Bali, or swimming with hammerhead sharks in the open ocean. There can be risks […]