Why Moving To A New City Will Not Solve Your Problems

moving to combat loneliness

In 1999, I moved from a small town in Indiana to a private women’s college in Atlanta, GA. I hated Indiana and desperately needed to get out. At first, Atlanta electrified me. The people, the school, the opportunities. I felt alive for the first time in forever.

Until I didn’t.

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Why You Need To Stop Binge Drinking

how and why you should stop binge drinking

Imagine this scene. You’re supposed to grab dinner with some friends after work on Friday. Last weekend you went overboard with the binge drinking and paid for it dearly well into Tuesday, so you’ve decided to “take it easy” this weekend. You’ll just have a glass of wine or beer with dinner and make it an early evening, maybe even hit up the gym Saturday morning. There’s a class you’ve been meaning to check out. 

Except at dinner, that glass of wine felt really good and you were having such good conversation with your friends. You didn’t want that vibe to end…

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The Easy Way You Can Break Bad Habits Starting Today

learn how to break bad habits

I recently listened to a Ted Talk by Judson Brewer about bad habits and how to break them. If you’re reading this right now, chances are you have a bad habit that you would like to break. He talked about using mindfulness as a strategy to break bad habits, a strategy that I have used in my own life to help get myself out of some pretty dark places, so his lecture really spoke to me and I hope that it can be effective for you as well. 

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Am I an Alcoholic? How I Finally Realized I needed to Stop

How to know if you are an alcoholic

Alcoholic. When you hear that word, what image comes to mind? Is it the drunk, out of control father sitting in his comfy chair in a wife beater pounding sixers and wreaking havoc on his wife and family? Is it the stumbling homeless guy who smells like pure ethanol begging for change on the corner and sipping something out of a brown, paper bag? Maybe it’s …

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4 Things You Can Do Today to Crush Negative Thinking

positivity and anxiety

I was recently scrolling on Twitter (yes, I know) and I came across a tweet that really made me pause.

I wasn’t alone in thinking that this seemingly obvious yet easily overlooked choice was in its own way, a revolutionary act. At the time I saw it, this had been retweeted over 288,000 times. It got me thinking about all the “what ifs” that have kept me up at night, stolen my thoughts throughout the day, and kept me from pursuing things I thought could make my life better.

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