How to Really Manifest Your Soulmate in 2018

Valentine’s day is already upon us, which brings up a common New Year’s resolution that many people (myself included, to an extent) embark on: finding their soulmate. But romance can be a tricky subject for many, with some wistfully dreaming about their Prince(ss) Charming and others bitterly avoiding the idea altogether, believing they’re just not cut out for love. With so many uncomfortable feelings surrounding the subject, I thought I’d throw in my two cents about the real (not so) secret to finding your soulmate – no matter where you are in the journey. It Starts With You The first […]

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How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

Make 2018 new year resolutions and goals that matter

Can you feel it? It’s already December, which means 2017 is almost at a close. And after how crazy this year was, personally and globally, I think we’re already for a new year and a new start. But to really make 2018 your best year ever, we first need to squeeze the juice out of this one. It’s around this time of year I find myself in a year-end reflection, looking over the highs, lows, and lessons to create an in-depth, actionable plan to make giant leaps in happiness in just a year’s time. Last year was the first year […]

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My 2017 In Review: A Year of Extremes and New Beginnings

So Whew, what a year! Maybe it’s the leaps in personal growth or maybe it’s the rocky political climate here in America, but 2017 felt like perhaps the longest, most transformative year of my life. It was no doubt a year of extreme highs and extreme lows. There have been times of soul-shattering sadness and times of unprecedented clarity and peace. And with such great extremes and so much progress, the end of the year makes for a great time to reflect and process while planning key goals for 2018. A Snapshot of 2017 Previously, sometimes from busyness and sometimes […]

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The World Belongs to Girls Who Hustle

girls who hustle

It happens all the time. Maybe it’s your friend, maybe it’s your coworker, or maybe it’s you. They talk a big game about the job they’ll have, the money they’ll make, that book they’ll write, yet year after year, they say the same thing: “some day”. Here’s some not-so-new news: some day never comes. So often we keep ourselves in a negative loop of setting a goal, falling short, disappointing ourselves, and trying to alleviate it by setting harder and less achievable goals. It’s a downward spiral that only leaves us stuck in neutral, feeling as if our big, lofty […]

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How to Make a Five-Year Plan That Gets Results

“What would you do if you had a million dollars?” Whether at a job interview, a date, or in those late-night talks among friends, it’s a question we’ve all heard a million times before. We laugh lightly about the luxury cars we’ll drive as we pull into the driveway of our mansion by the sea in some exotic country. We’ll lounge about under the sun as our own personal butlers bring us frozen margaritas by the glistening pool. But is that really what you want? Chances are that, if you’re like most people, literally doing nothing all day isn’t actually […]

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Thriving on as Little As 4 Hours of Sleep a Day with Polyphasic Sleep

Imagine you’re offered a time machine – one that gives you more time every day. In one day, you’ll get four more hours. In one month, that’s five whole days. In one year, that’s two whole months. Would you take it? For the past month, I’ve given myself such a time machine in the form of polyphasic sleeping. What does that mean, exactly? Polyphasic sleep is just as it sounds – sleeping in more than one phase, as most of us have done for our whole lives. Nowadays, I only sleep for about four hours daily, in three phases (known […]

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How to Have an Adventure Without Leaving Town: 25 Ideas to Have Fun on a Budget

How to Have an Adventure Without Leaving Town: 25 Ideas to Have Fun on a Budget

With summer officially in full-swing, there couldn’t be a better time to push your boundaries and get into the adventuresome spirit. But if you’re like most people, shoveling out thousands of dollars for an international trip isn’t entirely feasible. If you’re tired of the usual cinema, beach, or bar scene in your summer repertoire, we have you covered. Here are 25 ideas to ignite your adventurous spirit and shake things up this summer! Ghost tours I’m lucky enough to live near the beautiful ancient city of St Augustine, Florida. With its long and often gruesome history, there are enough ghostly […]

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Guerilla Gardening: Fun and Kindness for Under $1

This winter was an especially rough one for my family – two deaths, a health scare in my younger brother, and an increasingly terrifying political situation. Just when it felt like the black cloud would never leave, summer started to roll around to warm my heart again with sunny, cloudless days, new fawns, and my favorite – roadside flowers. Whether it’s their resilience or simple beauty that inspires me, I couldn’t say. But after reading this interesting post, I couldn’t help but get an idea – to spread that same simple joy to as many people as possible. Just down […]

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23 Lessons in 23 Years

What I've Learned in 23 Years

Today is my 23rd birthday. I’m extremely blessed and thankful to have made it another crazy year, and can’t help but reflect on my life so far and what I’ve learned. Granted, I am still on the youngish side, and I don’t claim to know it all by any means. These are the things that, if I had a daughter or dear young friend, I would want them to know. Perhaps the things I wish I could have told my younger, more confused self. With that in mind, here are the top 23 lessons I’ve learned in my 23 years. […]

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Master Your Mornings: How to Build a Productive Morning Routine That Sticks

How to build a productive morning routine that sticks

Ah, mornings. Why is it that some people hate them and others hop out of bed with a pep in their step, ready to take on the world? The truth is not in innate ability or in “not being a morning person” – it’s that the happy early risers choose to make mornings their bitch. Is it really that simple? Yes. The power lies in deciding that you will have an incredible morning. One that sets you up for a day of infectious joy, unstoppable productivity, and limitless energy for the rest of the day. Our habits are our lives […]

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