Category: Self-care

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, 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 […]

Calm the Fuck Down, Self-care March 19, 2019

What does “self-care” really mean, and what are some do’s and don’ts? originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. I think self-care means whatever you want it to mean, for you. I don’t believe in policing other people’s versions of […]

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 […]

Family & Relationships, Holiday Survival, New Year, New You, Self-care, Self-confidence, You Do You December 15, 2017

The holiday season is upon us and boy is it . . . complicated. Festive? Yes. Fun? That too. But for many, the holidays bring an equal measure of stress (on the calendar, the psyche and the wallet) and usher in an end-of-this-year and beginning-of-next-year reckoning that has the potential to seriously harsh your holly […]

Advice & Tips, Self-care, You Do You November 28, 2017

It’s okay to be selfish when it’s not hurting anyone else, or when it would be helping you MORE than it would be hurting others. I write about this extensively in You Do You because I’m very passionate about proving to people that “selfish” is not a four-letter word. (And I think I know quite […]