For years, I've been obsessed with self-help books and podcasts. Nothing has made me feel more alive and human than diving deeply into content that I believed would lead to me to achieving the peak of Maslow's hierarchy of needs: self-actualization. As a perfectionist, it gave me some type of weird, crazy adrenaline rush to… Continue reading The Problem with “Self-Help”
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr. I don't know about you, but I loathe being a bystander. A little over a year ago, I started hating… Continue reading 3 Small Ways to Start Taking Social Justice Action, Now.
Picture this: It's January 2020. You're on the train on the way to work, listening to The Daily. Later, you grab sushi with a few coworkers. You knock out a cycling class at the gym before heading home to make dinner and catch up with your roommate or significant other. No masks, no hand sanitizer… Continue reading Managing Your Habits in a Post-COVID World
Every year, I resolve to read more. Reading has never been my strong suit, and even books that I love can take me YEARS to finish. However, the self-help and personal development type books are usually the easiest for me to read. Maybe because it feels like cheap therapy, or because I'm naturally a person… Continue reading 12 Personal Development Books on My List for 2021
With 2021 around the corner, it only makes sense that I write about New Year's resolutions on my personal development blog, right? Whether your resolutions are looking a little different this year due to what feels like a never-ending pandemic, or you have a goal to press "Restart" on your 2020 resolution(s), I'm here to… Continue reading 5 Science-Based Strategies for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution
As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are reflecting on what a year it has been - and it has been quite a year. Like many others, I am a person who (usually) spends most of her disposable income on experiences, like live shows and traveling. 2020 has not been the year for… Continue reading Budgeting 101: This Financial Hack Will Revolutionize Your Spending Habits
Social media often gets a bad rep - and honestly, usually for good reasons - but in all of its faults, I try to stay optimistic about its benefits. Because of social media, I was able to get my first full-time job (where I met my boyfriend of 3 years), to find a roommate when… Continue reading 3 Ways to Change Your Social Media Habits For an Actionable Mindset
"Bleeding hearts stick together" read the text message reply from my former supervisor after I'd explained to her that I quit my job in consulting after only one year in order to return to the non-profit world. Not that I needed any validation, but I found comfort in her message. I felt I had lost… Continue reading How Can You Become a More Active Citizen?
We've all been there. Whether you're a self-proclaimed "morning person" or not (I am not), you've had those days where the energy required to physically remove yourself from your bed feels equivalent to running ten marathons. I get it. I hear you. I feel you. Recently, I've been working remotely like the rest of the… Continue reading This 30-Minute Morning Routine is a Game-Changer
Glad you asked. I'll start with this: I was an Economics major. Anyone who has taken Econ 101 probably remembers (or, you know, doesn't) the ten principles of economics. For your sanity's sake I won't list them, but for the purposes of this post, I will say this: they are based on RATIONAL and LOGICAL… Continue reading But, What IS Behavioral Economics, Really?