The differences between spontaneous and responsive desire may explain why you never initiate sex

August 27, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC It’s always baffled me that my gray, grimy, candy-wrapper-laden couch is the setting for so much of my sexual activity. But recently, I learned about responsive and spontaneous desire, and the differences between them helped to clear up confusion about the goings-on reserved for my literal love seat … Continue reading The differences between spontaneous and responsive desire may explain why you never initiate sex

Over-the-counter birth control is touted as the future of contraception, but we still have a long way to go

August 27, 2019 at 12:24AM by CWC Earlier this summer, something strange happened on Twitter: Republican Ted Cruz publicly agreed with a Tweet posted by Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which read, “Psst! Birth control should be over-the-counter, pass it on.” Unlike so many political dialogues—particularly those which concern the bodies of people with uteruses—this exchange felt … Continue reading Over-the-counter birth control is touted as the future of contraception, but we still have a long way to go

Take a cue from the cosmos and reboot your entire life for this week’s new moon

August 26, 2019 at 02:19AM by CWC With the frivolity of Leo season now at your back, brass-tacks Virgo dominates the week ahead (big time)—especially as the Northern Hemisphere autumnal equinox gets closer and closer. Meaning: As the moon wanes back to new (as it will Monday through early Friday morning), now’s the time to … Continue reading Take a cue from the cosmos and reboot your entire life for this week’s new moon

8 top trainers name their favorite triceps exercises—and there’s not a dip in sight

August 23, 2019 at 05:24PM by CWC Can we get a show of hands from those who despise triceps exercises? Oh, cool, everyone? Out of all the different ways you can work out your arms, there’s really no burn like a triceps burn. But there’s no need to continue doing dips day after day to … Continue reading 8 top trainers name their favorite triceps exercises—and there’s not a dip in sight

Which style of rest you need, based on your Enneagram type—no naps included

August 21, 2019 at 06:02PM by CWC If you’re anything like me, you probably have one response when asked if you’ve gotten enough rest: “Rest? Never heard of her.” In the fast-paced modern world filled with FOMO, constant scrolling, and ridiculously busy schedules, it’s rare to get a chance to rest. But here’s the deal: … Continue reading Which style of rest you need, based on your Enneagram type—no naps included

There are 4 ways to express gratitude—and only 1 is sure to convey that you’re genuine

August 21, 2019 at 05:05PM by CWC Acts of gratitude are a great means of connecting with people—socially, professionally, or otherwise—and also grounding yourself. But that’s no secret. What you may not be aware of, however, is that expressions of gratitude are limited to four different types. When studying gratefulness of children for a 1938 … Continue reading There are 4 ways to express gratitude—and only 1 is sure to convey that you’re genuine

Ever cried getting your haircut? Here’s why hair is such a major part of our identities

August 21, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC When I put out a call on Instagram asking women to participate in a story about how hair impacts identity, I received more than 100 messages. The responses were overwhelmingly varied, leading me to understand that while the shampoo that works for all hair types might not exist … Continue reading Ever cried getting your haircut? Here’s why hair is such a major part of our identities

It’s possible to sharpen each of the 5 senses to enhance sexual pleasure

August 20, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Pretty much everything psychotherapist Esther Perel says about sex, relationships, and friendships reads like gospel to me. So, when she recently shared tips for better sex with The Syndey Morning Post, I took a moment to let her comments wash over me—especially this one: “Understand: Which is the sense … Continue reading It’s possible to sharpen each of the 5 senses to enhance sexual pleasure

Why Seeking Joy Should Be Part Of Your Spiritual Practice

August 20, 2019 at 12:04AM It’s even more important than you’d think. Continue Reading… Author Tanya Carroll Richardson | Life by Daily Burn Selected by CWC With all the conflict, suffering, and healing work that needs to be done in the world today, it’s tempting to undervalue joy. In the spiritual community, there is a … Continue reading Why Seeking Joy Should Be Part Of Your Spiritual Practice

‘Sober’ drinking is finally taking off, no thanks to mocktails

August 19, 2019 at 12:02PM by CWC When I was a kid, non-alcoholic drinks usually meant ordering “virgin” pina coladas and blended Oreo cookie drinks poolside on family vacations in Hawaii. Delicious, yes, but not exactly the healthiest choice to be drinking every single day for a week. So imagine adult-me’s surprise a few years … Continue reading ‘Sober’ drinking is finally taking off, no thanks to mocktails

Use ‘the newspaper test’ to judge how much detail about your love life to share with friends

August 16, 2019 at 06:58AM by CWC I have a large group of female friends, and we all know one another quite well, both individually and in the scope of our group dynamic. Perhaps as a result of shows like Sex and the City, The Bold Type, and countless others spanning different generations that have … Continue reading Use ‘the newspaper test’ to judge how much detail about your love life to share with friends

A therapist’s guide to coping when you feel completely overwhelmed

August 14, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Experiencing the heaviness and stress that comes with feeling overwhelmed can be paralyzing, regardless of the cause. It’s looking down at your to-do list and having absolutely no idea where to start. It’s thinking of everything your partner, kids, and seemingly everyone else in your life needs you … Continue reading A therapist’s guide to coping when you feel completely overwhelmed

This month’s full moon is all about following your heart—here’s exactly what that means for your sign

August 14, 2019 at 10:23AM by CWC After having survived what felt like the longest Mercury retrograde ever (not to mention the aftershocks of its lingering Mercury retroshade, we’re all due for some good vibes. And tomorrow, August 15, with the full sturgeon moon in Aquarius, that’s exactly what we can all expect to get. … Continue reading This month’s full moon is all about following your heart—here’s exactly what that means for your sign

The key differences in how introverts and extroverts can best navigate today’s world

August 13, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been around for decades, helping countless people understand how they think, feel, and behave. More general, though, than being able to highlight what you were like as a kid and where you find motivation in life, your Myers-Briggs personality can help you decipher … Continue reading The key differences in how introverts and extroverts can best navigate today’s world

What the number of piercings you have in your ear says about your personality

August 12, 2019 at 02:01PM by CWC I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 20 years old. I only did my lobes, because I was afraid of needles. I think the piercer legitimately had to give me candy, like I was a child, to calm me down enough to get pierced. Now, I … Continue reading What the number of piercings you have in your ear says about your personality

What the most spectacular meteor shower of the year means for your zodiac sign

August 12, 2019 at 10:15AM by CWC Mercury is out of retrograde, which, yay, but also does this mean I have to start taking responsibility for my own actions again? It’s far from the only astrologically significant event happening, however. Last month, dueling meteor showers were visible in much of the U.S., and they brought … Continue reading What the most spectacular meteor shower of the year means for your zodiac sign

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?

Can you ‘fake it til you make it’ when it comes to personality traits?

August 09, 2019 at 04:01PM by CWC It’s been a summer of not-enough-Netflixing, so forgive me if I’m still hung up on Alway Be My Maybe. Months after watching the rom-com, my stand-out moment is—well, it’s slow-mo Keanu Reeves, you can’t deny that kind of elegance in movement. But, okay, my second stand out moment … Continue reading Can you ‘fake it til you make it’ when it comes to personality traits?

Nicole Cardoza believes wellness is a human right—and she’s putting her money where her mouth is

August 09, 2019 at 08:34AM by CWC Nicole Cardoza, a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and advocate, opened Instagram in late June and was surprised to see her own face smiling back at her from Yoga Journal‘s feed. The photo was part of a post asking readers to vote on who should be featured on the next … Continue reading Nicole Cardoza believes wellness is a human right—and she’s putting her money where her mouth is

How one mom is hoping to disrupt the postpartum care industry—by creating one

August 08, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC —When it comes to the first few months postpartum, everyone’s focus is almost always on the baby: how they’re sleeping, whether they’re eating enough, posing them for Instagram-worthy photo shoots in duckling-printed onesies. This fixation is pretty understandable—babies need a lot of care, particularly in the first few … Continue reading How one mom is hoping to disrupt the postpartum care industry—by creating one

Whoever said ‘quitters never win’ is obviously unfamiliar with the superpower of giving up

August 08, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Despite the subliminal messaging delivered to me via hustle culture, toxic positivity, and about 40,000 millennial-pink day planners, I’m a big fan of giving up. Not so much in the sense of abandoning goals at the first sight of an obstacle, but rather when a dream is essentially … Continue reading Whoever said ‘quitters never win’ is obviously unfamiliar with the superpower of giving up

A Yale career coach reveals the common mistake that could keep you from your dream job

August 06, 2019 at 11:24AM by CWC When you’re shopping the job market, Ariana Grande-level success (as in, “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it”) is pretty much the dream. Furthering a career is a complicated formula though. As much as we all may want to live out the lyrics … Continue reading A Yale career coach reveals the common mistake that could keep you from your dream job