Illustration: Moncho Massé When I started running 14, my initial motivation was ego. After trying and failing to run with my dad, I wanted to get faster and keep up with him. I ran cross country in high school, and while I decently fast, I was a total headcase. During races, it took all the … Continue reading Want to Build Mental Strength? Move Your Body.
Illustration: Nishant Choksi For as long as I can remember, I've possessed a Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger mentality. I never settle for where I'm at; I stay focused on where I'm going and how I can be better. But forever living in the future with your ideal, "best self" can wreak havoc on your mental … Continue reading There is Nothing Wrong With You
Illustration: Denise Eliane As a driven, Type-A human, I crave structure. I love planning my week, writing to-do lists, and generating goals. If left to my own devices, I will impose structure on an otherwise freeform day. For me, there’s something comforting about exerting control over my time and environment. And yet, as a human, … Continue reading Unlocking Your Keystone Habit
Photo-Illustration: Stevie Remsberg; Photos: Getty Images In light of the new year, I've reflected a lot on the stories I tell myself. It's amazing how a seemingly simple narrative can shape your perceptions of yourself and others. Since these narratives were at the forefront of my mind, this advice column hit particularly hard. The reader … Continue reading Heather Havrilesky: “Why Am I So Lazy?”
I appreciate and admire Roxane Gay so much. My copy of Bad Feminist is filled with marginalia and I follow her on Twitter to keep up with her latest essays. She writes in a way that examines her subject from all sides and illustrates the complexity of situations that may seem black and white. Her … Continue reading Roxane Gay: “I’m Really Bad at Saying No”
The holidays and the end of the year are both good times to slow down and take a break from work. But what if you still feel like a charred husk after time away from the office? Turns out, that feeling has a name. It's called burnout and it's more common than you think. VA … Continue reading &yet’s “The Call of The Wildling”