• Personal Development

    Stress-busting tips you’ve probably never heard before: 4 experts weigh in

    The past several weeks have been stressful for me, to say the least. The relationships of many people I care about are falling apart. Kieran has been a cranky, whiny, teething mess. I’ve had two major publications reject my blog post submissions. It’s to the point that I’m having trouble sleeping at night. The resulting stress eating has been delicious, but after countless cookies, bowls of ice cream, bags of chips, and upset tummies, I’ve realized I need a more productive way to deal with my stress. It got me thinking — who could I ask who would have a unique perspective on how to deal with all this? Enter:…

  • Personal Development

    Why it’s better to be present than positive

    “Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.” “You are the author of your life!” “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.” “Live more, worry less.” Does anyone else ever get sick of these “inspirational quotes”, or is it just me? As humans, we are wired to automatically focus our attention on the negative.┬áDon’t get me wrong, it’s obviously way better to approach life with a positive outlook.┬áBut sometimes, being positive is just plain exhausting. Research shows that optimistic people are healthier, live longer lives, and are happier overall. But there’s also something to be said for feeling really shitty when you need to, and then…