Kayla Truswell

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The Big, Booming Business of Wellness

If you haven't noticed, being healthy is all the rage right now. Just look at Instagram, where conspicuous consumption is increasingly swathed in …

Books That Teach Body Positivity To Your Kids

Because you're never too young to have a healthy body image.<p>The body-positive movement might be relatively new, but that doesn't mean it's not …

Kids

Love, marriage, kids — life doesn’t follow a set timeline. So don’t expect it to.

When I was 24, my great-aunt and -uncle asked about my life goals. At the time, I was working nights as a copy editor and dreamed of someday shifting into a full-time writing job. (One where I got to write more than headlines and didn’t have to work until midnight!) I also remember telling them …

Ancient wisdom: How the Buddhists and Stoics stay emotionally strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I'm gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn't a good one.<p>When we're anxious, …

15 Calming Mindfulness Quotes That Will Help Soothe Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

The Problem With Headspace and All Those Mindfulness Ads

If you have been watching the NFL or riding the New York subway, you may have spied an ad for the meditation app Headspace. The spots include “I …

Meditation

Against Chill

In recent years, “chill” has become one of the most desirable qualities in a romantic prospect. But it is a garbage virtue that will destroy the …

Top 15 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

A book has the power to change our lives, especially if you read it from your heart at a right moment, and at the right time.<p>However, not all the …

Meditation

I had a 'sleep doctor' tell me how to structure my entire day — and I've never felt more energized

There's something weirdly satisfying about knowing what time someone else wakes up, what time they eat an apple, and how long they wait between eating the apple and working out — especially if that someone is famous and successful.<p>Forget working hard and displaying grit — I'm going to eat an apple …

Sleep

Emotional Eating: One Problem, One Solution

Image: nuvolanevicata via Adobe Stock<p>I have some news for you about emotional eating:<p>You don't eat because of the emotions themselves.<p>You eat because of resistance towards feeling the emotions.<p>It's not about the story connected with the emotion (the "triggers"). It's not because someone said or did …

Inviting And Cozy Light-Filled Scandinavian Apartment

Scandinavian interiors are adorable, stylish, relaxed and serene! Today I’d like to share this light-filled Swedish apartment, very relaxed and …

4 Ways We Resist Life and Cause Ourselves Pain (And How to Stop)

<b>“When fear wakes up inside, and there is no place to run away or hide from it, consider it a gift. In all the glory of that discomfort, know there is</b> …

Getting the most joy out of life: A self-reflection practice

<i>If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on</i> <i>iTunes</i> <i>and</i> <i>Soundcloud</i><p>Hi friends, this is a self-examination practice with ways that …

20 Quotes from “The Power of Now” that Helped me Break Up with My Ego.

Four years ago, I walked into the library and stumbled upon “The Power of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle.<p>I was going through a painful break up and wasn’t …

Spirituality

12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

Dive in to this ancient spiritual tradition.<p>Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism outlines a path of personal spiritual enrichment through meditation and insight. Following in the Buddha's …

It's Time We Cut The Crap & Admit That What We're Doing Is Dating

Something happened in the past 20 years or so: The word "date" disappeared. During that time, "Let's hang out," "We should chill," and "You and I …

5 Relationship Resolutions That Will Bring You Love In The New Year

A new year is upon us.<p>It's a time to make resolutions most of us won’t keep (but here’s to being optimistic), and it's also a time to reflect and …

A letter to my not so happy single self

And all my still not so happy single ladies<p>A day prior to my birthday, I was drinking cocktails, under the Baja, Mexico starry night laughing with …

Relationships

9 Essential Keys to Living More Fully and Freely in the Present Moment

It’s now 2016 as of the day I’m writing this, and all around the world, people are making New Years resolutions to change or improve some aspect of …

10 Things Therapists Wish Everyone Would Do

There's no question that life is difficult. And even if you don't suffer from depressionor anxiety, just managing the day-to-day can take a toll. Between hectic schedules, balancing work and family responsibilities, and everything else in between, we all could use a little help. Here, therapists …

Self-help

16 Things to Do Now to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

What will your 2016 bring? Will you start with resolutions but end up with more of the same? Or will this be the year that you bring out your best …

Mental Health

13 Minimalist Fall Decor Ideas for the Lazy Decorator

The transition into fall gives you the perfect excuse to update your place with lots of new autumnal décor and accessories. Or you can just scroll through Pinterest and decide that it’s all too much work and go back to eating leftover Halloween candy. Just kidding. Fall is way too much fun to skip, …

Decorations

The Beginner’s Guide to Walking Meditation

In order to have peace and joy, you must succeed in having peace within each of your steps. Your steps are the most important thing.– Thich Nhat …

7 truths that will transform how you think about yourself

"The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge," claimed the Greek philosopher Plato. But how do you go about learning <i>actual</i> new truths about yourself when it's so easy to get caught up in comforting confirmation biases and pleasant patterns that only support what we already know?<p>Well you could try to …

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview With Tara Brach

Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. She is the author of <i>Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha</i>, and <i>True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart</i>. On Dec. 4, Tara will be …

10 Confessions On Life And Love From An INFJ

“I am indeed a practical dreamer. … I want to convert my dreams into realities as far as possible.” – Mahatma Gandhi<p>INFJ – Introverted, Intuitive, …

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Most dating advice focuses on the skills of seeking, not the skills of loving. Apps, events and websites offer endless opportunities for meeting, but as I describe in <i>Deeper Dating: How to Drop The Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy,</i> until we learn how to choose healthy intimacy …

Searching for Authentic Love

When I was in the 7th grade, Ms. Comely introduced herself to me as the 9th grade Chemistry teacher. I will never forget that visceral naivety that flooded my system. Completely dumbfounded and awe-stricken, I looked her in the eye and said, "You mean... You get to teach about love?" Flushed with …