10 Things I Learned About Food from an Introductory Nutrition Class

A while back I mentioned that I had enrolled in an introductory nutrition class. One of the perks of my job is that I get to take free night classes, and since I have been interested in nutrition for a while, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more. The class was … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Food from an Introductory Nutrition Class

7 Things I Stopped Buying, Thanks to Minimalism and Zero Waste

There comes a point when you realize that less is more. Just because something is convenient, or cheap, or even free, it doesn't mean you need that thing, and it doesn't mean that owning that thing will make your life any better. Here are some things I've let go of, with no regrets to speak … Continue reading 7 Things I Stopped Buying, Thanks to Minimalism and Zero Waste

Minimalism 101: How to Own Less and Live More

You know in The Little Mermaid when Ariel was like, “I’ve got all these gadgets and gizmos, but it doesn’t matter because I’m still not happy”? Well, I think perhaps she was trying to teach us a lesson about minimalism. Things don’t make you happy. People make you happy. Maybe I should have learned this … Continue reading Minimalism 101: How to Own Less and Live More

How to Make the World a Better Place Through Your Relationships

As important as it is to reduce waste, shop second-hand, and support sustainable policies, one of the biggest ways that we, as individuals, can have a positive impact on the planet is through our relationships. Positive relationships make us happier, reduce stress, provide purpose, and help us live longer. One study even suggested that a … Continue reading How to Make the World a Better Place Through Your Relationships

Tips for Improving Long-Term Romantic Relationships

As much as I love The Beatles, John Lennon was wrong about one thing: love is not all you need. Long-term relationships require hard work and compromise; falling in love is easy, but staying in love is hard. Relationship experts agree: love is not enough; it’s actually just the beginning. With that in mind, I set … Continue reading Tips for Improving Long-Term Romantic Relationships

Relationship Goals: 6 Ways to Build Positive Friendships and Partnerships

It’s February, and this month, I’m focusing on relationships. If you haven’t heard, I’m spending 2019 in pursuit of making the planet a better place, and I’m focusing on a different theme each month. I figured setting relationship-related goals is essentially one step beyond setting personal well-being goals (last month's theme) because I'm shifting my … Continue reading Relationship Goals: 6 Ways to Build Positive Friendships and Partnerships