Category Archives: Conscious Living

8 Tricks for Tackling Your Gremlins

The other day, Mr. Watson expressed some doubts about his career. I knee-jerkingly replied, “Are you kidding? You’re a rockstar.” And he is, by my definition: He holds four patents, is one of a small number of non-PhDs ever to work at HP Labs, and is now a principal software engineer at a funded startup. “I’m […]

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How to Tame the Voices in Your Head

This post is part of the Weeks of Self blog series, hosted by Theresa Destrebecq of Thrive Within. We all have voices in our heads. No, I’m not talking about multiple personality disorder. I’m talking about self-talk. What is Self-talk? Self-talk provides the narration for our human experience, it’s the stream-of-conscious thoughts that flit through our minds and help […]

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8 Ethical Fashion Brands You Can Afford + Feel Good About Buying

When you think ethical fashion, you might also think mucho dinero. Since fast fashion has taught us that t-shirts should be $10 or less, slow fashion must cost a lot more, right? Not really. You needn’t spend your whole paycheck to feel good about the clothes you’re buying. Increasingly, there are a number of affordable brands dedicated to […]

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What’s Wrong With Fast Fashion + What You Can Do To Help

Do you ever wish there was an easier way to be a conscious consumer? We live in an era of fast fashion, where clothes are designed to be bought and discarded seasonally. While I’m concerned about the impact that has on our environment and people, I don’t have the bandwidth to become an expert in sustainable fashion. That’s why […]

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Is Your Job Making You Sick?

A couple of my friends are facing difficulties at work. The first one gets a migraine whenever she works with a particular client. The second had to start seeing a therapist because she found her work environment unreasonably stressful. My response to both, when they told me about these situations? “Quit!” I know a little something about hostile work […]

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