What good is our work when we’re building it off of a shaky foundation? We have to go inward, and do our own internal “werk” before we put major focus on what we produce and put out into the world. This means creating internal inquiry, challenging selflimiting beliefs, changing our narratives, and diving below the waterline to elevate personal well-being.
Can Love and Autonomy Co-Exist?
Unpacking an age-old dilemma with a philosophical approach.
Add Sensory Self-Care to Your Valentine's Checklist
Putting the “feeling” in “feeling yourself”.
Is Loneliness Bad for Your Health?
We talked to two experts about a health phenomenon that may be as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
My Breakup with Wellness (Or Whatever It’s Called Now)
The inability of “wellness” to work for me wasn’t a reflection of my own shortcomings.
How to Dismantle Toxic Masculinity (One Step at a Time)
A "we're all in this together" approach is the answer.
Your Period May Be the Secret to Productivity
When it comes to things like channeling your creativity and becoming more in tune with your intuition, we often turn to activities such as painting, journaling, and meditation to access our best se...
What Does Sobriety in 2020 Look Like?
Being sober today isn’t just having a moment – it’s a movement.
My Ex-Vice: Instagram
My Ex-Vice is a series that explores the things that can challenge us most – the bad habits, temptations, and dependencies – and how we understand them in order to overcome them. We just left a ...
Reflections on a Career Shift
Because progress isn’t linear, and sometimes it’s OK to be selfish. This time of year, I’m an oxymoron: New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday, and yet I don’t believe that January 1 holds a mono...
My Ex-Vice: Procrastination
My Ex-Vice is a series that explores the things that can challenge us most – the bad habits, temptations, and dependencies – and how we understand them in order to overcome them. To tell you the ...
Feeling Less than Festive? Here’s How to Cope
The Christmas lights are up, the trees are decked with shiny baubles, and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” is playing on the radio. If the songs are to be believed, it’s the most wonderful...
Why I Still Make New Year's Resolutions Even Though It Feels Arbitrary
January 1st does not have a monopoly on self-improvement. My journal is full of disparate notes – conversations I overheard on the subway, things my partner said that were too sweet not to write...
Entrepreneurs + Edibles - An Unnatural Union
Author’s note: Select names have been changed in order to preserve individual’s identities, and quite frankly, dignities, in the following story. Likewise, certain facts and events have been disfig...
Is 'Dopamine Fasting' the Way to a Happier Work Life?
There’s a new trend taking over Silicon Valley and being heralded as the next big thing in boosting productivity. It’s called “dopamine fasting,” and it’s supporters say it’s the fastest way to get...
A Trying First Trimester
Mental health, entrepreneurship & self-compassion If I am being entirely honest, the last thirteen weeks have been, to put it lightly, tumultuous. In fact, when I told my husband I was writing...
Give Stress a Second Chance
Is it really the big scary giant that everyone makes it out to be? Of all the words thrown around in the workplace, stress is an unequivocally popular one. “Don’t stress, it will all be okay!” o...
The Very Tired Girl: A Creative Essay by a NY Psychiatrist
A short tale on burnout Myke arrived at work an hour before her usual start time to find herself in another meeting that could have been an email. She returned to her desk, resentful towards her...