New Year’s Resolutions and How to Make Them Last: A Wellness Guide

After a particularly long and tedious year, many of us have fallen away from our usual routines of exercise, prayer, and other important wellness activities. As we look forward to new beginnings in the year ahead, let’s get back on track together. We’ve compiled some of our favorite articles about how you can care for your mind, body, and soul as you navigate this time of change. From embracing the body you have to deepening your sense of gratitude on a daily basis, we’ll help you enter 2021 on a positive note. 

How to Keep a Spiritual Journal (With Writing Prompts to Get You Started!)

“Instead of just writing about what’s happening and what I might be struggling with, I started to realize that I was finding wisdom in my experiences — and this was a game changer for me. Instead of feeling stuck in my circumstances, I was able to take a step back and realize what I was learning.” Read more.

5 Ways Using a Gratitude Rock Changed My Life

“Using this technique has helped me move on from my breakup and become a happier, more gracious person. With so many distractions in life, it’s helpful to have a little nudge, like a gratitude rock, to remind you to give thanks and recall how precious life really is.” Read more.

What Happened When I Quit Coffee for a Month

“Lights looked a lot less bright, and noises seemed a lot less noisy. Work seemed less like work, and I was even smiling more. But smiles and positive energy were just the beginning of the superhuman powers I procured by quitting coffee for a month.” Read more

Loving the Shape I’m In

“I’ve come to believe that there is a happy balance between loving our bodies at any size and caring for their well-being through diet, exercise, and other healthy behaviors. Learning that these concepts don’t have to be in conflict has helped me inch toward a greater acceptance of myself…” Read more.

How I’m Going to Thrive This Winter

Keeping productive during any winter is hard enough, but after almost a year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, it can seem like a losing battle from the start. This piece is filled with simple steps you can take that will go a long way to ensure your success this winter season. Read more.

How to Stick to a Workout Routine

“We all know that working out is essential for our physical and mental health, but it can be seriously hard to stick to a routine. Life happens. Workouts get boring. Holidays and parties knock you off the treadmill. So, how do you make a workout schedule that, you know, actually works? After my many ups and downs, here are a few things that have helped me stay in a workout groove.” Read more.

How I Knew It Was Time for Therapy

“‘I’m an adult. I can handle this.’ ‘It’s not like they can fix the situation anyhow.’ The list of excuses went on and on, but they shared a common denominator. Each of them hindered my ability to overcome and heal… I realized that pushing through on my own strength was not enough.” Read more.

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