What Gratitude Looks Like in 2020

For many of us, Thanksgiving will look different this year. Every year, we’ve had a big family gathering at my aunt’s house for Thanksgiving. My uncle spends the day in the kitchen, the kids hang…

6 Houseplants that Help with Anxiety

Benefits of Houseplants When I feel anxious or stressed, I go to the nearest hiking spot and follow the paths through various trees and foliage. It only takes a minute before my breath deepens and…

The Catania Fish Market in Sicily

If fresh seafood is your thing, then the Catania Fish Market is your heaven on earth. Seafood is an important part of Sicilian cuisine, as you might expect from a Mediterranean island. The fish market…

8 Ways to Relieve Sciatica Pain

Sciatica sucks. Maybe you have a herniated disc. Perhaps it’s spinal stenosis. Whatever the source of your nerve pain is, it can be a real problem that interferes with your daily life. Luckily, there are…

10 Reasons Why Koh Samui is Worth Visiting

Few destinations in the world offer a better mix of culture, excitement, relaxation, and value than Thailand. Whether you’re an adventurer, a spa seeker, or anything in between, you’re likely to find your perfect oasis…

8 Best Apps for Daily Wellness Journaling in 2021

Updated: February 2021 Journaling is the act of recording your thoughts and feelings. You can do it through words, images, videos, symbols, or whatever works for you. There are no rules, although it’s best to…

Haunted Places to Visit, Dine, & Stay in Every U.S. State

According to a 2019 poll, 45% of Americans believe in ghosts and other supernatural entities. 36% of Americans have actually had a paranormal experience. If you’re dying to have one of these experiences yourself, you’re…

Why I’m Thankful for My Herniated Disc

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I was never an athletic person, but I started working out a lot after college. In 2016, I was doing squats when I noticed some pinching pain in my right buttock. It was minor, so…

Travel Diary: 3 Days in Copenhagen, Denmark

In September 2019, my boyfriend Andrew and I spent 3 days in Copenhagen, Denmark. Months earlier, we planned to see one of his favorite bands in Boston. I had to cancel, so he went with…