How I Took Back My Happiness

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By Lauren Giles

On the surface, I was a seemingly joyful 27-year old with more to be thankful for than I could have ever imagined. When I finally admitted to myself that I was unhappy, I couldn’t just stand by and spend the best years of my life on the proverbial hamster wheel in a routine that was draining me.

Both of my parents owned small businesses and lovingly dreamed of a life for me where I never had to chase someone to settle their bill so I could get my paycheck. Raised on the idea that hard work leads to achievement, which leads to success, which in turn leads to happiness, I was collecting life experiences like bullet points to place on my resume.    Continue reading

Lessons From The Mat: Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously

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By Kate Kole

My yoga practice continues to be one of the greatest teachers in my life. It has a way of shining a light on the feelings and experiences I’ve managed to successfully look past, bury within me, or chosen not to prioritize. As I’m going about the rest of my day, I can typically multitask enough to escape discomfort and avoid depth. But once I’ve rolled out my mat, silenced my phone, and stripped away my usual accomplices to distraction, I’m left to face whatever I’ve stowed away. I begin to move from a place of feeling intuitively rather than thinking analytically. Continue reading

15 Things You’re Never Too Old For

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It could be argued that we may never feel the age that we actually are. Although we’re rounding the third-decade milestone, there are days we still feel sixteen. Hell, there are days we still feel six. It’s entirely possible that one day, we’ll be in our retirement homes, still feeling like it was just yesterday that we were crushing on Rider Strong and Justin Timberlake. Wasn’t it? Continue reading