Category: Advice & Tips

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Fuck No!, Life-hacks, Self-care February 13, 2020

I don’t know you, but I know you say yes more than you want to. You go out, agree to tasks, grant favors and spend money that you’d rather not because you feel obligated – to someone else or to some idea of how you’re “supposed” to live your life. Plus, you feel guilty about […]

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Fuck No!, Holiday Survival, Self-care, Work December 20, 2019

Happy holidays! I’m here to tell you that you do not have to RSVP yes to every single invitation you receive this festive season. This revelation is my gift to you, and I’m going to put a big, fat, red bow on it by telling you exactly how to say no when you can’t, shouldn’t, […]

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Fuck No!, Holiday Survival, Self-care December 15, 2019

’Tis the season to add activities and expenditures to your already overfull calendar and overtaxed budget, and also to field a bunch of extra family-centric demands. Yay, family! On top of everything else, you may get invited to your toddler nephew’s nativity play or be expected to travel six hours cross-country to spend Christmas Eve […]

Advice & Tips, Calm the Fuck Down, Work March 19, 2019

How does today’s work culture contribute to mental health issues?originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. I think the technological advancements that have allowed us to be connected to one another 24/7 across continents—and in more ways than one—have also contributed hugely […]

Advice & Tips, Calm the Fuck Down, Self-care March 19, 2019

What is the treatment for anxiety attacks? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. I’ll start by saying I’m not a doctor so please take everything I say as personal anecdote rather than medical advice! That said, there are many different treatments for […]

Advice & Tips, Get Your Shit Together, Life-hacks July 4, 2018

January promotes “New Year, New You,” March and April urge “spring cleaning,” and autumn takes you “back to school”—all perfectly fine times of the year to reassess your goals and get your life in order. But what about summer? Just because many of us (including yours truly) consider it the most fun, free-wheeling, lovely time […]

Advice & Tips, New Year, New You, Self-care, Self-confidence, You Do You December 30, 2017

Hi, I’m an internationally bestselling self-help guru and I have a secret to share with you in advance of everyone’s favourite arbitrary self-improvement benchmark, Jan. 1. Are you ready? Here goes: THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU. Bold, I know. But it’s true! And it’s exactly why the best New Year’s resolution – if you […]

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Holiday Survival, Self-care, You Do You December 19, 2017

1. Say Ho, ho, NO. You can’t expect your family to respect your boundaries if you don’t set any in the first place! If you feel over-taxed by too much togetherness, you can manage your sanity by politely declining one out of five caroling invitations or letting mom know you’ll be there for dinner . . […]

Advice & Tips, Holiday Survival, Self-care, You Do You December 18, 2017

Even if we’ve been nice all year long, the holiday season is bound to bring out the naughty in us all. Like fruitcakes at an office potluck party, stressors abound—be they physical, financial, or emotional. There’s work to finish before the break, seemingly endless presents to buy, and a lot of close-quarters interaction with extended […]

Advice & Tips, Life-hacks, Self-confidence, You Do You November 29, 2017

It’s not about changing who you are, it’s about changing the way you feel about who you are. I think of it like your ABC’s: acceptance breeds confidence. The first step toward being confident is accepting yourself for who you are–warts and all. That’s not necessarily easy to do; I certainly struggled with it for a few […]