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How To Turn Boring Routines Into A Fun Game

This time last year I was interviewed for a research study at Columbia on grit and passion. One of the things we talked about was how I turned everyday routines into a game. My example was - commuting to work every morning. We get stuck on autopilot, take the same route every morning, and sometimes don’t even remember driving to work once we get there.

When I moved to NYC I decided that my morning commute would be the one time of the day that I didn’t make any decisions except to be present. The game was to go a different way every time, to follow the crosswalk signs, and to take pictures so I was looking up instead of down at my phone.

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How To Know When You've Found Your Tribe

Go to the places where people wish you well. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it?

And yet I know I have gone places where people didn’t wish me well. I know I have been guilty of rising to the challenge to compete, to be “the best”. Nobody’s perfect. (said by a perfectionist) If you've ever had friends argue with you that your dreams are too big, had a significant other call your business a "fun hobby" right before telling you to "go get a real job", or had a family member tell you that you are all over the place and tease you about "what groundbreaking idea you're going to come up with this week" then you know what I am talking about. It is really really hard when the people in your life do not understand what you are doing and you don't feel supported.

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5 Ways to Ask for Help Without Feeling Helpless

Everyone is Overwhelmed and Nobody is Asking for Help.

Do you have a to do list that is a mile long? It feels like whenever you cross one thing off the top of the list, somehow there are five new things that have been added to the bottom? It’s no wonder we feel so overwhelmed when we have put ourselves in a situation where we can not catch up or feel accomplished.

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How I took a stranger from crying to laughing on their worst day ever

Have you ever been in a situation where it is so tragic you don't know what to say? Or maybe you're that person who can't find the words in the moment, but right after you leave a situation you think of a million ways you could have handled it differently. I totally get it! 

 

We talk about positivity and gratitude and meditation and positive self talk -- but what happens when you have a bad day? Do you feel like you've failed yourself because you aren't happy all the time? The idea behind all of that is not that you will be happy all the time and never have a bad day, it's that you will know what to do when something bad does happen. Nobody teaches us that part...

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How My Toxic Relationship Made 2016 My Favorite Year

A year ago I didn't have a single New Year Resolution.

To be honest with you, 2017 kind of snuck up on me. I was so focused on my goals and accomplishing them that I forgot to send out Christmas Cards and I forgot to make New Years Resolutions. I woke up on New Years Eve and while I sat with my coffee and took some time for self reflection in the morning my mind began to wander to where I was this time last year. I had almost forgotten how much my life had changed in the last 12 months and I was super excited. 

On New Years Eve a year ago I was sitting on my friend’s couch wearing yoga pants, watching the ball drop in New York City on TV, eating pizza, and crying in my champagne.

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How to Bounce Back from Rock Bottom

Social media paints a picture of how wonderful and perfect everything is all the time. It has become a place to put our best foot forward and celebrate winning at life. It can be easy to think that the grass might be greener on the other side, but I promise you everyone has a story and striving for perfection is an unrealistic expectation. Now you might be thinking to yourself, "What does this girl know about struggling and rock bottom?" Well, I want to start by telling you about my rock bottom.

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