September 04, 2019 at 08:41PM by CWC When I was seven, a camp counselor at the Warwick, Rhode Island YMCA taught me how to make a friendship bracelet. She gave me three different colored strings, and demonstrated the “four” pattern I had to follow to tie each individual knot. My first foray into crafting my … Continue reading Move over, adult coloring: Friendship bracelet making is the best way to soothe a busy mind
February 16, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Sure, a solid-gold ring stack or a chunky chain necklace can bring balance to your outfit—making, say, your slouchiest sweatpants feel brunch-appropriate. But can they also harmonize your chakras? Doubt it, which is where crystal jewelry comes in. It’s thought that crystals’ molecules vibrate at restorative frequencies that … Continue reading How to make a chakra bracelet that will balance your look (and possibly, your energy)
January 18, 2019 at 01:01PM by CWC The Seans, Rickys, Malcoms, and Petes may come and go, but your friends, if they’re good ones—they stick around. Give a listen to Ariana Grande’s new friendship anthem “7 Rings” and chances are you’ll be dreaming up your own shopping spree with your friends. Since most people can’t exactly walk … Continue reading Friendship rings are the new BFF bracelets, just ask Ariana Grande
January 27, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC Do you ever feel so immersed in something you’re currently doing that the low-stakes goings-on in your life simply don’t matter, for once? You’re so body-and-soul focused on your Muay Thai class or your wine-and-paint session or your game of Tetris that the rest of the world fades … Continue reading Enter a flow state to become joyfully in the moment when the world feels overwhelming
January 20, 2020 at 04:01PM by CWC Every t-shirt has a lifecycle. There’s that first fresh-off-the-rack wear, when it feels brand new, followed by the first few washes when things feel extra soft and worn in. Over many sweaty afternoons and subsequent rinse cycles, your go-to, going-out tee transitions to become your favorite workout shirt, … Continue reading Wonder what to do with old t-shirts? Here are 15 things beyond turning them into rags
January 01, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC If you feel like you’ve lost your creative mojo, or perhaps have trouble expressing yourself, your sacral chakra might need some healing. But first, in case you need a little chakra refresher: “There are seven different major energy centers throughout the body, from the base of the spine … Continue reading 7 ways to heal your sacral chakra and get your creative juices flowing again
January 01, 2020 at 11:30AM by CWC Have some empathy for the “She Doesn’t Even Go Here” chick from Mean Girls; it can be hard to have a lot of feelings—and to know how to productively channel them. That’s why, for the next four weeks, we want to encourage you to focus on your emotional … Continue reading Make mental wellness a priority this month with our 28-day feelings challenge
December 27, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC We rolled up in Sonia’s mom’s minivan, driven by Sonia’s little sister, which simultaneously made me feel teenage and ancient. In reality, I am 28. The Romy and Michelle year. The Grosse Pointe Blank year. The year pop culture declares you show up to your high school reunion Full Adult and … Continue reading Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade
October 04, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Think back to your elementary school playground. If it was anything like mine, it was a case study in how to have fun in a pure and free way, completely devoid of any self-conscious thoughts. On the blacktop of my alma mater, a group of gym-class heroes played … Continue reading Real question: Is it possible to have unadulterated fun as an adult?
September 16, 2019 at 07:22PM by CWC An armor-clad rescuer fighting off fire-breathing beasts in an effort to save the princess trapped at the top of tower might be the tropiest of all tropes. Outside the realm of fairy tales, there’s a fine line between being supportive and stepping in to solve someone else’s problems, … Continue reading There’s a fine line between giving support and attempting to ‘rescue’ someone—have you crossed it?
September 09, 2019 at 11:15PM by CWC Tell me how accurate this scenario is: You’re sitting at your desk in the office, or cozied up on the couch, twirling your earring back (which is a soothing thing to do with your hands, much like twirling your hair or clicking a pen or making a friendship … Continue reading Ok, TMI: Why do the back of my earrings smell absolutely disgusting?
August 17, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC If you have difficulty expressing yourself or speaking your truth, an energy healer is likely to say that your throat chakra is a bit out of whack. And luckily, they might add, there’s a crystal that could help with that. Actually, there are many crystals that could help. … Continue reading Have a hard time speaking your truth? These 6 throat chakra stones could help
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July 15, 2019 at 07:37AM by CWC My fitness tracker is—and always has been—my iPhone. But I’ve quickly realized that it’s not really meant for tracking everything. So it leaves me blind as far as what my heart rate is when I go on an impromptu run with my dog or decide to take a dip … Continue reading 8 of the best fitness tracker deals you can score this Amazon Prime Day
July 09, 2019 at 04:01PM by CWC It used to be that the fashion industry existed in a completely different realm, offering little in terms of solutions to pressing societal issues. But now, thanks to an influx of social- and eco-conscious companies that have baked giving back right into the business model, every dollar you … Continue reading 10 companies that give back so you can feel extra good when you shop
May 27, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Your third eye, or that sixth chakra that sits between your eyebrows and helps you tap into your intuition in a new way, has been around for as long as you have. But that fact alone doesn’t mean you know much about it, including, on a basic level, … Continue reading Unleash your inner-psychic by balancing your chakras and opening your third eye
April 08, 2019 at 08:29AM by CWC In my time working at Well+Good, I’ve developed a love for crystals. I’ve interviewed all sorts celebrities and wellness gurus alike, who have all praise their purported high-vibe properties, from Miranda Kerr, who sleeps with rose quartz under her pillow to Olympian figure skater Adam Rippon, who says … Continue reading The moody crystal that’s climbing the charts, thanks to its bad-vibe blasting prowess
March 26, 2019 at 07:11AM by CWC I was in the middle of a phone conversation with spiritual medium Erika Gabriel, talking about how to communicate with spirits, when she suddenly told me she was getting a message from my grandmother (who had passed away a couple of years ago). “Your grandmother wants to say … Continue reading How to communicate with your spirit guides, according to a medium
March 06, 2019 at 08:20AM by CWC Sometimes it feels like there’s no middle ground between paying a handful of dollars on costume jewelry or forking over hundreds for fine jewelry. The former used to exclusively be my accessories MO, but as I (very belatedly) embrace adulting, I’m realizing that there is something to be gained … Continue reading 12 pieces of beautiful, sterling silver jewelry you can score for under $100
March 02, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC If rose quartz is the Ashley Olsen of love-enhancing crystals, then consider green-hued jade to be Mary Kate—the cooler, more colorful sister to everyone’s favorite pastel pink sparkler. They’re alike in that Jade and rose quartz are both thought to help balance the heart chakra, the invisible energetic … Continue reading With a rep for attracting love and money, jade’s the low-key crystal hero we all need right now
March 02, 2019 at 09:00AM by CWC If you pay attention to your yoga teacher’s fashion choices—my personal favorite thing to focus on while balancing in dancer pose, call me shallow—you may have noticed a long, beaded necklace hanging from his or her neck. It’s not just there to complement the “Good Vibes Only” tank … Continue reading How to make a mala necklace that’ll supercharge your meditation practice
February 28, 2019 at 08:05AM by CWC If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to conjure up Beyoncé vibes at a moment’s notice—you know, that wildly self-assured, boss-like energy that completely takes over whatever space she’s inhabiting. While I’m not quite there yet, I do know super-powerful people, like Adam Rippon … Continue reading Maybe she’s born with it…or maybe she’s rocking an amber stone for mega-watt confidence
February 23, 2019 at 12:32PM by CWC What I’m about to say might sound incendiary, but what if you left your leather jacket hanging in your closet this spring and swapped it for another reliable throw-on-and-go: the oversized blazer? With a little more tailored flare, it’s a worthy alternative, especially considering some of the chic … Continue reading Oversized blazers are spring’s easiest fashion trend—here are 5 ways to wear one
February 16, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Rose quartz is the coconut oil of the crystal world—pretty much every wellness-obsessed gal has it somewhere in her home. No, it’s not just because she needs something millennial pink to compliment her monstera plant and macramé wall hanging. Ask any gemstone expert, and they’ll tell you that rose … Continue reading 5 ways to harness the energy of rose quartz, the crystal with a love-magnet rep