SERENITY NOW! 5 Ways To Not Freak Out When The Sky Is Falling

Remember driver’s education class and the countless times you’ve been told what to do if your car skids on ice? (turn into the skid and don’t slam the brakes) Or what to do in the event you catch fire? (stop, drop, and roll) What number to call in case of an emergency? (dial 911, Sherlock)…

Can Anger Actually Be A Good Thing?

Like wine, almost everything can be good for you in moderation. But, what about anger? When we think about anger, we often equate it with rage, violence, unhappiness, and negativity.  In our day-to-day, when frustration hits the edge and crosses into anger, our blood pumps a little harder and our heart beats a little quicker. In small…

Don’t Work Harder, Work Smarter

We’ve all had people in our lives tell us that hard work pays off. That is an alternative fact or at least a half truth. Similar to how nice guys tend to finish last, hard work doesn’t always pay off. True, you have to work hard in life. Nothing meaningful comes to the lazy who…

Proudly, The Generation of the Side Hustle

We have bills to pay, student debt to mount, and a world we want to experience up–close and with adventure. We aren’t just Millennials, we are a generation of global citizens who live life, but know that money means freedom to be. If you are addicted to blogs like The Penny Hoarder the way I am,…

The Saddest Giraffe I’ve Ever Seen & A Lesson In Interconnectivity

This afternoon I was reading an article on CNN.com and came across the saddest giraffe I’ve ever seen.  I should have know what I was in for by clicking on the story since it was titled “Imagine a World Without Giraffes.”  My experience with giraffes is fairly limited, to say the least: a zoo visit…

Is Taking Time for Yourself Overrated?

No. Why are we tempted to think it’s overrated?  Probably because we feel guilty taking time for ourselves.  Most of us are focused on high-achieving momentum and action in our lives, so why slow down?  We have enough that needs to get done without slowing the path to success, right?  Wrong. Slow your roll.  Take time…

What I learned from Rebecca Kumar and MedStar Georgetown Hospital

Two years ago today I was sleeping on a chair by my father’s bedside.  Weeks prior, I rushed him in my car to the emergency room of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, a hospital where he regularly received care.  My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in the summer of 2013.  He, being…

Why I Love Aly Raisman’s Parents

As many other Americans right now, I am glued to the tv watching women’s gymnastics.  This post is not about the gymnasts, but rather about their parents – actually,  Aly Raisman’s parents. Here is the reason I love Rick and Lynn, also know as Aly Raisman’s parents: They are so overwhelmed with love and excitement for their daughter,…

How to be an Olympian and Champion in Life

Watching the Olympics always reminds me of one very important fact – I have no athletic talent what so ever.  Yet, even as someone who doesn’t care about sports more than the average Joe (or Jane), I find myself glued to Olympic sports of every sort.  Whether you are glued to table tennis, gymnastics, swimming,…

Tough Decisions: Leaving a Job You Actually Like

Leaving a job is similar to breaking up in a relationship.  It is easy to leave when the other person has wronged you.  But, sometimes, you know it is time to move on for other reasons.  Maybe timing is wrong, you don’t feel like you are evolving or growing, maybe you have a different long-term…