Honesty time: How many journals do you have laying around that have a couple days or a week of entries, and then long lapses of time before the next page is filled out … or even no entries past that point? via GIPHY Same. In fact, if I had a dollar for every journal entry starting with “It’s been a long time since I last wrote …” I’d be, well, you know. via GIPHY But we all know how amazing journaling can be — for processing emotions, being creative, discovering ourselves … the list goes on and on. via GIPHY…

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Sex positivity (meaning that sex, as long as it’s healthy and truly consensual, is a good thing) is something I think about a lot. Maybe not as much as body positivity, or busting diet culture, or, you know, tacos — but, well, I’m in the midst of writing a romance novel, and as I’ve delved further and further into that world, I’ve become far more aware of how sex and self-confidence and feminism intersect. I’ve also realized how often love scenes either a) use humor as a vehicle to show a character making safe sex a priority, b) make the…

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We had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Bradley Nelson for the podcast months ago, and — I’ll own up to it — I TOTALLY geeked out. (Listen to the episode here.) His work in understanding how trapped emotions can actually be stored in the body and impact your health and happiness blew my mind when I first learned about it. And using his techniques to find them and release them? Well, it definitely changed my life. Dr. Nelson just released a revised and expanded edition of his bestselling book, The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for…

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There’s little I love more than getting lost in a great story. Give me a good book and a quiet spot and it’s entirely possible you won’t hear from me for hours. Of course, I also really like being active, which doesn’t always mesh well with my reading habit. I’m not gonna lie — I have absolutely skipped workouts because I couldn’t bear to tear myself away from a book. So, when I got an email from Audible about how the audio entertainment platform can help people stick to their fitness goals, I was keen to learn more. I’ve been…

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Wish you had better posture? It may just be a stretch (or four!) away. Learn how to improve your posture from Sukie Baxter, a posture and movement specialist and the author of Perfect Posture for Life. Sukie helps people change their lives by changing the way they move. Download her free guide to easing aches and pains here. Up to 80 percent of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make sure you’re not among them. And, fixing your posture is at the top of the…

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Kindness has been shown to be a major determining factor in whether a relationship lasts (or, at least, whether the couple in question is happy together). But kindness isn’t just about doing nice things for your partner or offering compliments — it’s also about how you react to your partner’s attempts to connect in both big and small ways. Because, look. Communication and defaulting to kindness is easy when everything is going well. When you’re not getting along so well with your partner, however, it’s a much harder task. This article from 2014 is one I refer back to often,…

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It’s practically summer time, and we have one final giveaway of our birthday week that will set you up to rock it in style. (Enter all of our giveaways here.) via GIPHY It’ll also allow you to personalize it — because, hey, you’re one-of-a-kind. via GIPHY Here are the awesome deets: One winner (U.S. only) will be able to select one new Free Country swimsuit (two pieces: a top and a bottom of the winner’s choosing) and a pair of Rosé Rockers. In case either brand is new to you, allow us to make some introductions. Free Country is known…

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How often do you get on social media? Ever noticed how it tends to make you feel? While there are A LOT of positive things going on in the Facebook-, Instagram- and Twitter-sphere today, the research is clear: Whether we’re aware of it or not, social media does affect how we feel about ourselves. And, it particularly seems to influence our body confidence. In fact, a study by the Center for Eating Disorders found that among users aged 16-40, 51 percent of people felt more conscious of their body and weight after spending time on Facebook — and more than…

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We all know that there is power in money — particularly in how you use it. And these products? Well, not only do they rock, but they give back, giving your money even more power. Which is something that we think is pretty darn rad. Made for Freedom Yoga Mat Bags Cause: provide job skills, prevention and restoration to people affected by or at risk of human trafficking Cute, comfy, and functional, these Made for Freedom Yoga Mat Bags ($33 each) make it easy to bring your mat to the gym or studio. Handcrafted using 100 percent cotton fabric, these…

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Have you been watching “Tidying Up?” If so you’ve probably been so inspired that you’ve made piles of your possessions, held them tight to see if they spark joy, and said “thank you” or “bye” to those that don’t. Perhaps you’ve even organized your drawers, folding each item with such care and attention. If this sounds like you, I’m here with you. I’ve been on the joy-sparking, minimalism, decluttering train for a few years. It started with a desire to clear something from my air. Not the incessant dog hair that seems to multiply with each blink — no, something…

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