Why the holidays are so rough (and how to feel better during them)

Christmas lights, menorahs, holiday-themed shopping bags- we’re in full holiday mode. It’s a time to be grateful, to celebrate. So then why are so many of us feeling down or overwhelmed? Insta-perfection and Facebook bragging  Everyone (and their mother) is posting about how grateful and happy they are right now. If we aren’t having a good…

5 back-to-school mantras to tell yourself every morning

What you tell yourself in the morning can make or break how you handle the day. Take a minute, even if it’s in the car, to tell yourself ONE POSITIVE THING. Here are some options: Which one do you like the best? Repeat it out loud.

Michelle Phan: How to build your self-confidence

YouTube star Michelle Phan, while known for her cool make-up tutorials, got real about self-confidence in one special post. She starts of with an amazing insight, that confidence is a muscle. It has to be exercised daily, she says. Check out her great tips here. After watching, share your thoughts! Which tip from Michelle did…

6 ways to make mornings less miserable

We all want to wake up better rested and ready to take on the day. But then we hit snooze. Getting into a good sleeping rhythm is hard! But here are 6 ways to make it much easier. Get sh*t done the night before Throw your outfit on a chair. Pack your bag before with your…

Demi Lovato opens up about addiction and recovery

At Demi Lovato’s worst point, she couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without using cocaine. For years, the award-winning musician battled bullying, addiction, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and self-harm. And she’s made it her mission to talk openly about it and break the silence around these very real problems.   In a recent interview, Lovato told Refinery 29…

Actress Kristen Bell opens up about depression

Actress Kristen Bell, the star of Veronica Mars and the voice of Princess Anna in Frozen, opened up about anxiety and depression on Off Camera with Sam Jones. “I shatter a little bit when I think people don’t like me. That’s why I lead with kindness and I compensate with being very bubbly all the time….

5 things to do right now if you’re feeling down

We’ve all been there. You wake up feeling overly-tired, sad or irritated. Maybe there’s a reason, maybe there isn’t. Recent studies show that people who are more prone to depression have a harder time moving from one thought to another. Sometimes the best cure is doing something that gets your mind out of the grey…