The ideal answer: Writers.
The honest answer: Our loved ones, and our cute doggies or kitties, maybe? Rarely ourselves. Most of the time, we only do so when we are at the edge of burnout, when we are already way past it, or when almost everything is on fire.
I’ve always oscillated between structure and creative freedom. There’s a dreamy reassurance at that intersection, an inner voice telling me there’s a palette of possibilities within a framework.
That’s why I dusted off some old coloring books and pencils this past year.
Movement has been such a healing and transformative tool during the pandemic. And continues to be my haven.
I'm sharing this hoping we can keep having valuable conversations about what moves us and what hurts us.
We are not alone.
Though we may be feeling alone and powerless, supporting each other can have a strong snowball effect. It can strengthen community care and impact thousands while bringing us joy in the process.
Here are some ways to help others during the coronavirus pandemic. Hop into the “caremongering” train with us—yes, I promise that’s a real word!
A few years ago, I was “in the best shape of my life.”
I managed to stretch the days from 24 to 72 hours non-stop. They were filled with early on-set call times, long work trips around the country, and high-intensity workouts in a hot warehouse. Peppered with dance classes, coping binges, and a massive lack of sleep—all within a 100-degree summer.
I’ve been working from home in Canada way before the pandemic, so my transition to this mashed-potato normal hasn’t been as harsh. But these remote work tips helped me keep my business and household running throughout the year–without burning out.
Contribution to Marina Khidekel's article about lessons learned in 2020: "How to take a leap in our careers."
Looking for products to solve a particular skin problem can be overwhelming. It can turn into a never-ending battle between reviews, competing prices, and trust.
We want to feel confident that our investment will address our needs. And we want results!
Intraceuticals is an Australian skincare brand that promises just that! Quick and lasting results.
Moving is stressful under normal circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. Here are 7 ways to help stay grounded when uprooting to a new home base.
Am I moving enough? Should I be moving more or less? How is physical activity or the lack thereof affecting my physical and mental health? We’ve all asked ourselves one of these questions, especially during trying times.
You are one of the bunch. You are living your life on auto-pilot, going through the motions without looking forward to the “next big thing.” Day in and day out, you are following the recipe: wake up, shower, work, eat well, exercise regularly, sleep a minimum of eight hours a day, and repeat. Something is missing but you don’t know how to even start searching for it.
Contribution to Marina Khidekel's article about a microstep that has helped me during the pandemic: "Spray lavender on your pillow."