If you’re feeling more anxious these days because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone. Like, SERIOUSLY not alone. It’s a crazy uncertain time — and we’re all feeling it. Which is exactly why we wanted to do a Q&A with Sage Grazer, who’s the co-founder and chief clinical officer at Frame — a mental health platform offering free, live workshops and more As she says, COVID-19 anxiety is a very real thing and it can manifest in a number of different ways. Read on as Grazer answers our top questions about it. COVID-19 Anxiety Q&A Anxiety seems to…

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At the start of 2020, I made a conscious decision to work on reducing my impact on the planet by focusing on cutting back on my use of disposable items. My intention was great, but I was a little hazy on exactly how to implement it in a way that would make it stick. Because, let me be honest with you — I’m passionate about doing my part to help the planet, but … I’m human. I don’t really want to make my life harder, you know? Fortunately, I had an opportunity to interview Kathryn Kellogg, founder of Going Zero…

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  Do you feel like you’re running on empty? Occasionally? All the time? Rajshree Patel — meditation expert, self-awareness coach and author of the new book, The Power of Vital Force: Fuel Your Energy, Purpose, and Performance with Ancient Secrets of Breath and Meditation — is fascinated with why some of us thrive while others of us just get by. A former federal prosecutor who discovered the ancient spiritual tradition of Vedanta by accident, Rajshree has taught thousands of people in more than 35 countries the power of meditation, mindfulness, breath work, and other ancient tools for accessing the innate…

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It feels really good to be organized, especially as you’re settling into the start of a new year. And getting organized is a lot more fun when you’ve got some beautiful supplies designed to help you out — which is why we are BEYOND stoked to announce our first giveaway of 2020. Kick off the New Year with some amazing (and gorgeous) organizational tools from Erin Condren. There are planners (including the incredible LifePlanner), books, calendars, pens, stickers, pouches, and all kinds of other accessories — and one lucky winner will get a $200 gift card to purchase whatever they’d…

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We all think of our pets like family. via GIPHY So, it’s natural that we want to share what’s on our plate. via GIPHY But should you … really? via GIPHY We’ve written about how your dog’s eats shouldn’t always be like yours to be healthy (check out Kristen’s AWESOME article here), but we recently found this infographic that breaks down exactly what human foods pups can — and cannot — eat from CyberPet.com to be super handy dandy. It even includes money-saving tips and what to do if you give your four-legged friend something on the do-not-eat list! (The…

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We all know how powerful stories are — both the stories that we’ve been told and the stories we tell ourselves. Beth Carvin — CEO and co-founder of JamBios, an online memoir website — knows this better than anyone. She’s had the opportunity to read life stories from thousands of different users and has learned a lot in the process. Here are her top takeaways when it comes to learning from — and healing from — the hardest things in your past. 5 Ways to Heal From Your Past, by Beth Carvin In the mid 1900s, plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz…

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Feeling anxious isn’t fun. But what if, instead of wishing you didn’t have anxiety, you could see it differently and actually use it as one of your greatest strengths and sources of energy? That’s the whole premise of Notable Life founder Julian Brass‘ book Own Your Anxiety: 99 Simple Ways to Channel Your Secret Edge — and it’s damn inspiring. As one of the 45 million people in the United States and Canada who live with anxiety, Julian decided to embrace these challenges that come with anxiety, and view it as not an epidemic or weakness, but rather of his…

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When you think of beauty, what comes to mind? And how does that compare to what you might’ve thought of, say, five or 10 years ago? Maybe it’s because I’m a couple months away from celebrating my 40th birthday, maybe it’s because of the way society has evolved, or maybe it’s because of what’s on trend now, but boy, has my perception changed. I’m far more interested in looking healthy than I am in looking perfect or polished, and when it comes to seeing beauty in others, well, I honestly see it everywhere. If you choose to look for it,…

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 Ever heard of muscle memory? Or the concept that emotions are stored in your muscles? In this guest post, Sukie Baxter — a posture and movement specialist and the author of Perfect Posture for Life who helps people change their lives by changing the way they move (you might remember this post she did for us here, too!) — breaks down what it is and how to release those painful emotions that may be trapped. Download Sukie’s free guide to easing aches and pains here. Muscle Memory: Why Your Body Stores Painful Emotions and How to Release Them By Sukie…

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I just took a DNA test! Turns out … via GIPHY I’m 100 percent nowhere near as cool as Lizzo. Which I probably did not need a DNA test to tell me. (I also don’t dabble in anything musical, unless you count singing off key in the car because I definitely do plenty of that.) So, okay, I’m no Lizzo, but it won’t surprise you to know how much I embrace her self-love message. And you can’t love yourself if you don’t really know yourself, right? via GIPHY There are loads of ways to get to know yourself better. Digging…

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