Four words from dermatologists that’ll change your life: Stop showering every day

October 09, 2019 at 06:55PM by CWC I used to really like showering. I would linger underneath the spout and luxuriate in the hot water, which helped wake me up in the morning and/or release all my body’s tension after a really long day. These moments let my mind come up with all sorts of … Continue reading Four words from dermatologists that’ll change your life: Stop showering every day

Why ‘no’ is the single most important word when it comes to dealing with anxiety

August 22, 2019 at 08:59PM by CWC When it comes to quelling anxiety, ideas for different strategies abound; there are books, balms, blankets, and beyond. But according to Kristen Bell, an advocate for mental-health realness, one of the best, simplest, and most effective ways to self-soothe just requires two small letters. In her keynote speech … Continue reading Why ‘no’ is the single most important word when it comes to dealing with anxiety

I love you (long distance?): How I reclaimed 3 words for myself

August 15, 2019 at 04:02AM by CWC My boyfriend is hanging upside down when I realize—holy crap—I’m head over heels in love with him. We’re at a rock climbing gym in Queens, and I’m gawking up at his six-foot frame alongside a group of his closest friends as he scales a perilous course known as … Continue reading I love you (long distance?): How I reclaimed 3 words for myself

7 distinct Greek words describe different kinds of love—which have you experienced?

August 12, 2019 at 07:46AM by CWC Consider the word “love” and the many contexts for which we use it: You can love your mom for always protecting you and being on your side. You can love your best friend for laughing with you and being the first to answer your texts. You can also … Continue reading 7 distinct Greek words describe different kinds of love—which have you experienced?

These common ‘kneecapping’ words prevent you from fully communicating your needs

August 09, 2019 at 08:03AM by CWC Before sending any email, text, or Instagram message, I do what I call “a fluff check.” This involves scanning the text for any superfluous language that I’ve added out of habit to make my sentences sound peachy-keen. Such habits aren’t so easy to kick. “Kneecapping,” as Instagram user … Continue reading These common ‘kneecapping’ words prevent you from fully communicating your needs

How to fluently speak the words of affirmation love language—even if you’re usually tongue-tied

June 26, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC It’s often said that actions speak louder than words, but for people whose love language is words of affirmation, it’s actually words themselves that speak volumes. Never heard of love languages? Introduced by Gary Chapman’s best-selling 2015 book, love languages are ways of communicating based on methods to … Continue reading How to fluently speak the words of affirmation love language—even if you’re usually tongue-tied

Is your sex life feeling blah? Here are the words to get you unstuck

June 13, 2019 at 03:30AM by CWC What happens when you want to have sex…but just aren’t that excited about the possibilities in front of you? Fortunately, the common (but rarely discussed) relationship issue of a boring sex life *can* be solved. Here, in her latest for the Well+Good Council, sex expert and relationship coach … Continue reading Is your sex life feeling blah? Here are the words to get you unstuck

Why you (and only you) should have the final word on what goes on your plate

May 21, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I can’t remember the very first time someone’s comments on my food sparked a mental shame spiral, but one instance has stuck in my memory. I was 16 and home alone on a Friday night. I ordered a large pepperoni pizza and ate slice after slice until half … Continue reading Why you (and only you) should have the final word on what goes on your plate

The 7 little words a psychotherapist says your inner critic needs to hear

April 16, 2019 at 11:12AM by CWC In Disney’s fairy tale Rapunzel, the evil witch belts a solo about all the reasons the princess deserves to be locked away from the outside world. She’s “ditzy,” “naive,” “clumsy,” “gullible,” and altogether unfit to fulfill her dreams. My inner geek is convinced that the witch is in … Continue reading The 7 little words a psychotherapist says your inner critic needs to hear

The two words to say on the first of the month for good luck: rabbit, rabbit

April 01, 2019 at 08:04AM by CWC When I was growing up, I had a brown rabbit that I (very creatively) named “Brownie.” One day, while my sister and I were sitting on the front lawn holding Brownie against his will, a neighbor passed by and asked us if we’d said “rabbit, rabbit” when we … Continue reading The two words to say on the first of the month for good luck: rabbit, rabbit

Two words to blow your workout wide open: HIIT weightlifting

February 22, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC As a person who gets quite bored in workouts, I’ve definitely hopped on the HIIT train over the past year. At the gym, you can catch me either doing a HIIT running workout, or alternating (swiftly!) between bursts of burpees and strength training and cardio movements for the … Continue reading Two words to blow your workout wide open: HIIT weightlifting

The four-letter word for February that’s not love

February 14, 2019 at 03:30AM by CWC Love is in the air, and whether you’re single or partnered, spiritual empowerment coach Kelsey Patel has sage advice: Instead of seeking romance, seek freedom. Here, the Well+Good Council member explains the four-step process to opening your heart in a healthy, fulfilling, self-affirming way. You’ve heard it every … Continue reading The four-letter word for February that’s not love

California’s super bloom is too pretty for words—so here are 29 photos of it

February 12, 2019 at 12:37PM by CWC Raise your hand if you’re sick of winter. Recent months have brought about some of the coldest temperatures on record, not to mention devastating ice storms and ferocious blizzards. And unfortunately the snow doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. But there is a light at the end of … Continue reading California’s super bloom is too pretty for words—so here are 29 photos of it

Living by these motivational words of wisdom from J. Lo every. single. day.

December 26, 2018 at 10:58AM Hello, I’d like Jennifer Lopez to be my life coach, please. In addition to having enviable gym dedication and seemingly ageless skin, J. Lo is also out there dropping serious knowledge bombs. I always knew she was full of wisdom (see: the lyrics to “Limitless”), but she really drove her … Continue reading Living by these motivational words of wisdom from J. Lo every. single. day.

#MyMentalStateIn5Words is trending on Twitter, so I want to know: “Why is brie so expensive?”

December 11, 2018 at 10:05AM Translating the blob of feelings inside of you into spoken words can feel like a real chore. I mean, is there a term for when you’re sleepy, stressed, angry, disillusioned by the government, tangry, and euphoric from your morning boxing class all at the same time? Merriam-Webster, you need to get on it! Since no … Continue reading #MyMentalStateIn5Words is trending on Twitter, so I want to know: “Why is brie so expensive?”

Three words that’ll make your day: veganized Crunchwrap Supreme

December 07, 2018 at 03:05AM Back in my days of going through drive-throughs without caring about the health consequences, crunchwrap supremes—a truly iconic Taco Bell staple—never failed to hit the spot. Years of health writing later, looking at the ingredients list truly makes me cringe: That crispy combo filled with ingredients like sodium-packed seasoned beef … Continue reading Three words that’ll make your day: veganized Crunchwrap Supreme

10 wellness horror stories, straight from Well+Good readers (two words: yoga queef)

October 30, 2018 at 02:02PM Halloween is upon us, which means you’ve probably been getting your healthy candy stash ready for Trick-or-Treaters (or, you know, just for yourself!) and preparing your list of scary flicks for a movie marathon. But while the holiday is certainly spooky (oooOOOOooo), not all horror stories make you jump. In fact, … Continue reading 10 wellness horror stories, straight from Well+Good readers (two words: yoga queef)