I tried vibrating ‘Bond bracelets’ to bring a sense of physical touch to my LDR

March 04, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC It’s Sunday night, and yet again I’m FaceTiming with my boyfriend (let’s call him, Joe) who resides 1,000 miles west of New York City, where I live. We’ve been doing the whole long-distance dance for a few months now, and while grateful that technological advancements have let us … Continue reading I tried vibrating ‘Bond bracelets’ to bring a sense of physical touch to my LDR

Move over, adult coloring: Friendship bracelet making is the best way to soothe a busy mind

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

How to make a chakra bracelet that will balance your look (and possibly, your energy)

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)

Friendship rings are the new BFF bracelets, just ask Ariana Grande

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

You touch your face 23 times an hour—here are 3 ways to curb the habit, according to behavioral psychologist

March 09, 2020 at 01:08PM by CWC I touched my face 12 times before my first morning meeting. Oh wait, that’s a lie—I should say 12 times in the hour between arriving at work and my first meeting of the day. I know health officials are recommending we keep our paws off our faces in order … Continue reading You touch your face 23 times an hour—here are 3 ways to curb the habit, according to behavioral psychologist

This is what it’s like to walk into a real-life wellness wonderland

March 05, 2020 at 05:30PM by CWC Picture this: You step into a room and immediately feel the Zen vibes you’re always chasing during your self-care time. You look around and see tables lined with all the wellness-boosting tech, tinctures, and teas you can imagine, the healthy pantry of your dreams stocked with all the … Continue reading This is what it’s like to walk into a real-life wellness wonderland

Mercury retrograde doesn’t have to suck—here are Susan Miller’s 4 tips for making the most of it

February 25, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC In its most straightforward translation, Mercury being in retrograde just means it appears to be traveling backward. And that’s fitting because when Mercury is in a retrograde cycle, many of us feel like our entire lives are backward—what with travel, communication, and technology woes throwing all of us … Continue reading Mercury retrograde doesn’t have to suck—here are Susan Miller’s 4 tips for making the most of it

8 essential tools to help you survive Mercury retrograde

February 20, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC There’s been a lot of effort in the last few years to give Mercury retrograde a positive rebrand. You know, it’s a transit that allows you to slow down, reconnect to people with whom you’ve lost touch, energetically cleanse… blah, blah, blah. I’d believe that if we lived in … Continue reading 8 essential tools to help you survive Mercury retrograde

Thermal wellness is about to become the next must-know metric

February 19, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC Way before we turned to Megaformers and Theraguns in an attempt to achieve wellbeing, cultures around the world relied on far more simplistic measures to keep them feeling good—things like heat and cold, for instance. Sweating it out in saunas and dipping into ice baths are just two … Continue reading Thermal wellness is about to become the next must-know metric

Enter a flow state to become joyfully in the moment when the world feels overwhelming

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

Wonder what to do with old t-shirts? Here are 15 things beyond turning them into rags

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

7 ways to heal your sacral chakra and get your creative juices flowing again

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

Make mental wellness a priority this month with our 28-day feelings challenge

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

Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

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

Real question: Is it possible to have unadulterated fun as an adult?

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?

There’s a fine line between giving support and attempting to ‘rescue’ someone—have you crossed it?

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?

Ok, TMI: Why do the back of my earrings smell absolutely disgusting?

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?

Have a hard time speaking your truth? These 6 throat chakra stones could help

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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8 of the best fitness tracker deals you can score this Amazon Prime Day

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

10 companies that give back so you can feel extra good when you shop

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

Unleash your inner-psychic by balancing your chakras and opening your third eye

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

The moody crystal that’s climbing the charts, thanks to its bad-vibe blasting prowess

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

How to communicate with your spirit guides, according to a medium

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