3 Reasons Why Fall Is The Perfect Opportunity For New Beginnings

Like the friend you have on speed-dial when a first date goes south, fall swoops in to save you from yourself (and others), to give you an opportunity for a fresh start, and a really good excuse to Netflix and chill. With fall comes change. And I don’t just mean literally, with the leaves turning colors and the cooling temperatures and all. I mean the type of change that you can feel not just in the air, but in your bones. The desire to slow down. The craving for something warm. The inspiration to try something new.

The Summer Of Self-Love May Be Over, But Here are 12 Ways to Practice Self-Love all Year Round

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but today — September 22nd — marks the official end of Summer ‘17, AKA, The Summer of Self-Love. From writing love-lists to shopping for the perfect bikini for your hottie body, and reciting mantras, we’ve had some fun. But here’s the thing: Self-love isn’t just a warm weather exclusive. It requires your practice, patience, and attention all year long.

Simple Self-Care For The Body, Mind, and Soul

When life gets tough, our self-care practice is usually the first thing we ditch. What’s up with that? The truth is — even with the best of intentions — you can't help others, or operate at your highest capacity, or fulfill your potential, or be your best self, if you're not taking care of number one (that's you) first. SO. In the spirit of not piling on to the overwhelm by giving you a long, long list of self-care to-do’s, here are three simple self-care tips that are great for your mind, body, and soul. 

8 Easy Ways To Extend Your Summer Vacation

Although the weather gods have blessed us with perpetual sunshine here in Southern California, Summer Scaries, a seasonal variety of the infamous Sunday Scaries, are REAL. They come on yearly. Usually rolling in anywhere from July 5th to the last week in August when something completely unassuming forces you take off your summer sunnies and actually look at your calendar for the first time in 3 months.

The One Beauty Rule You Need To Break, Right Now

Day in and day out, we’re constantly fed the latest trends in beauty — red lips so hot RN! Contouring is OUT! Are your brows “on fleek”? — as if keeping up with them is one of our sole responsibilities as women. As if the worst thing we could do in this world is over-contour our cheekbones, or under-wash our hair. As if we’re not capable of creating our own definition of beauty.

5 Secrets to Healthier Hair (Bye Bye Golem, Hello Gorgeous!)

I’ve learned through extensive experiments of trial and error (more or less error) a few various hair care methods that can actually make even the Golem-liest hair stronger and shinier long into old age (I am pushing 30, after all). Whether you’re blessed with hair like my bros or have a little more of what I’ve got going on, here are some little-known tips that could result in much more healthy locks.

Caught Up in Comparison? Here Are 5 Things to do Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparing yourself to others is more than just a generational hobby for millennials, it’s a mortal affliction. Humans have been doing it since the beginning of time (or at least since my parents were teenagers — because that’s as far back as I bothered to research). SO. In order to remedy the situation, I’ve compiled this actionable list of 5 Things to do instead of comparing yourself to others.

How to Actually Make Time For Your Self-Care (Because Not Everyone Can Just “Play Hooky”)

Do you ever read those self-care articles that are all like, rah rah “make time for yourself, babe!” and you’re all like, SURE, I'D LOVE TO but HOW? Honestly, I might have written that article, not fully realizing how big of an ask I was making. The following are a few of my suggestions on how to actually make time for yourself and practice self-care without playing hooky from real life.