Meditation is more than some mystical, spiritual practice for people who do yoga. Studies show meditation can increase a person’s positive emotional states. Much like any other skill, meditation requires hard work—it takes time and practice. Let’s say you don’t have twenty minutes a day to devote to expanding your consciousness. That’s okay. You can start anywhere, and all it takes is a minute of focused concentration. Read more…
Last week I went to the NY Marathon to see my dear friend Kristin complete this amazing feat. Kristin is a power-house runner who has always inspired me to go farther. Due to the madness of the marathon, I didn’t actually get to see her, but I hope she could feel my pride in her as she crossed the finish line! Continue reading
I’ve been riding a bike in the city for 3 years, and as much as I love everyone who also rides, ya’ll are fucked up sometimes. So here we go.
10). Thou shall ride as if no one can see you.
9). Thou shall stick to the right in the bike lane.
This will make it easier for people to pass you. Continue reading
Summer is over. It’s okay, guys. No really. It is. It’s over.
But it’s fine, I promise you. For many of us, fall brings moderate temperatures, crisp skies and nice breezes. Plenty of reasons to love it, in all of its multi-colored glory. So instead of sulking, know what you should do?
Get out of town.
Do it, seriously. The time is nigh.
So many people have this New York syndrome where they’re afraid of missing out on something if they leave–even for like, a day. Continue reading
As we know, it can be hard being healthy in an expensive city where half your time is eaten up by commuting. Like, hold on–you want me to pay $12 for a to-go kale salad that won’t even fill me up when there’s a $1.99 croissant right there? Yep. We’ve all been there.
But health IS important, and we can look for inspiration in the strangest places. My muse is my hamster, Triscuit.
A lot of people find making the time to exercise hard, which is totally understandable. I mean–let’s be real. When you work long hours and just want to go home and sleep, the gym looks about as appetizing as sitting next to that dude on the subway with his legs spread wide open for no reason. SRSLY, between people’s day jobs, side hustles and the commutes to both, many of us have upwards of 70 hour weeks. So it’s no surprise that the #1 reason I hear from people not exercising is that they “don’t have time.”
I’m here to call you out on that excuse and to help you reorganize some things because the truth is, you really do have the time.
(CNN) -- With her decades-long dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida achieved, Diana Nyad is setting her sights on her next challenge.
"I am through with the ocean," she said on CNN's "New Day" Tuesday. "Never going to be seasick again! See how happy I look?"
Still, she's off to do something few other people could or would. Nyad plans to swim for 48 hours in New York City.
Everyone I know is on a diet. Vegans, pescatarians, gluten-free, dairy-free– unless you have medical dietary restrictions, I’m not sure I get it. Paleo and neolithic diets, because who doesn’t want to eat like a caveman? I for one, will be roasting hand-hunted wild boar over a garbage-can fire-pit right after I finish typing this up. But, maybe you’re not into eating like our ancestors. That’s okay, too. Continue reading
DISCLAIMER: I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, pharmacist, physician, physician’s assistant, or wearer of scrubs. All advice given within these pages should be taken with multiple grains of salt. A tablespoon is probably best. These opinions are the synthesis of a young yet sage, cynical and critical woman of urban origin, who graduated summa cum laude from the School of Hard Knocks, Brooklyn Campus with a concentration in Bullshit Detection. Adhere at your own discretion.
This is going to sound strange. This is going to sound REALLY strange. Actually, by the conclusion of this article, you may very well vow to never believe another word I say. That’s fine. Simply put, I’m here to offer hard facts of life based on empirical evidence; utilize them as you see fit.