Best Self Magazine5 min readProfessional Skills
Rethinking Procrastination: Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All?
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — Writing a second book should be much easier than writing your first, right? After all, you know what it takes so it should be a breeze. Oh, how I wish that was the case for me, but alas it was just the opposite. B
Best Self Magazine5 min readPsychology
Taking Back Your Mind: A Practical Approach to Stress & Anxiety Relief
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes — Pre-pandemic, I was at a dinner with friends. The music was pleasant, the food tasty, and the company divine. It’s rare this particular group gathers together so it felt like a real treat. At some point, the topic
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Finding Balance Amidst Times of Uncertainty
— It’s so hard to be a mama when your children’s world has been completely turned inside out. We are grateful that no one in our family has gotten terribly sick. We are grateful our family remains a strong unit and we have a strong support system to
Best Self Magazine8 min readPsychology
The Quarter-Life Crisis: A Survival Guide for Millennials and Parents
— I never thought it would happen to me.   When I graduated from college I had a plan. I was going to work in the entertainment business and nothing was going to get in my way.  At age 22, I had already interned at Columbia Pictures and at Warner Bro
Best Self Magazine5 min readPsychology
Beyond Small Talk: Becoming Willing to Explore Deeper Conversation and Connection
— We are an efficiency-based country. Outside of our circle, we view communication merely as transactional. If there is nothing to be gained, then why engage?  Most of us go through life with blinders on. We move from place to place, eyes down or hea
Best Self Magazine3 min read
2021 — It’s the Beginning of Anything You Want
— After the year we’ve all just had, I feel it’s safe to say we’re all secretly (or rather obviously) looking forward to the start of 2021. And we’re all hoping it’s going to be a better year than the one we’re leaving behind. However, as I get older
Best Self Magazine4 min read
Back to Normal? New Normal? Where are We Heading?
— It goes without say that this pandemic has altered life as we know it. This comes as no surprise to anyone at this point. But what we hear more often than not is “when things go back to normal” or how this is our “new normal.” But how does this ser
Best Self Magazine4 min readMedical
5 Tips to Stop Sabotaging Your Productivity and Health with Poor Food Choices
— Proper nutrition is one of the hallmarks of a healthy lifestyle, and while working out is important as well, you should prioritize healthy eating if you want to achieve your goals. After all, you can work out at home as much as you want, but that w
Best Self Magazine6 min read
The Sacred Purpose of Human Life
— In the Vedic literature, it is said that one attains a human body only after 84 million births as a lower species, and to get a human body is a rare boon which even the angels in heaven desire. Why? Because only in the human body can one attain enl
Best Self Magazine4 min read
A Practical Guide To Maintaining Positive Body & Mindset For Winter WFH
— Millions of people have found themselves working from home unexpectedly this year, and while at the start of the pandemic everyone was trying to follow best practices for working remotely, as the days get shorter and darker it’s easy to slip into b
Best Self Magazine6 min readRelationships
Redefining Togetherness: One Mother’s Quest for an Adventurous Family Life
— Isn’t it interesting how an image can evoke so many emotions? Of course, that’s why they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Visual art moves us humans. Yes, some of us seem to be moved more easily than others, but the potential is there for u
Best Self Magazine6 min readBeverages
Cheers! Here’s to Redefining Our Relationship To Alcohol (and Ourselves)
— Are you contemplating drinking your way through the holidays? If you are, you certainly aren’t alone. At-home alcohol consumption skyrocketed during the pandemic, and shows no signs of slowing down soon. If you’re feeling like this might be the sol
Best Self Magazine11 min readPhysics
The Split: Why We Lost Consciousness and Need to Wake Up
— Centuries ago, we lost something very precious. It radically changed the course of our evolution, progressively disconnecting us from our humanity and bringing us to the brink of destruction. Deprived of this vital nourishment, we have fallen prey
Best Self Magazine4 min readPsychology
How to Course-Correct Your Future
— Years ago, I was in Washington DC, standing outside of the White House, trying to make a video about possibilities. There were three different demonstrations in motion, and I could hardly hear myself over the many voices of frustration and fight. 
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
Enlightened Vulnerability: Your Key to Becoming Truly Whole
— The vague concepts of enlightenment and vulnerability seem ever present in spiritual circles today. They are painted as opposing ideals, meant to seem like the two ends of a spiritual practice. One is supposedly the “goal” and the other is to be av
Best Self Magazine4 min readCookbooks, Food, & Wine
What I’ve Learned About Being a Mom in 2020
— It’s strange how quickly things can change. One minute you’re debating whether 2020 is the start of a new decade. The next you’re going through what feels like level 95 of JUMANJI, staring in shock as people hoard toilet paper and nonperishable goo
Best Self Magazine4 min readMedical
What Not to Say to Someone Living with Chronic Illness
— The question is not how to get cured, but how to live. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 out of 10 adults in the United States have a chronic illness. Chronic diseases are ongoing, generally incurable illnesses or condi
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
Want To Create Change In The World? Here’s Where To Start
— Change is a slow, patient thing. It never comes overnight, it’s never obvious until it’s already there, and it’s never about one grand act. Change isn’t in a single gesture; it’s a million seemingly inconsequential ones. It lives inside us every si
Best Self Magazine7 min read
13 Holy Nights: Reclaiming the True Magic of the Solstice Season
— My mission (in creating The 13 Holy Nights Oracle Deck and companion book) is to take the over-commercialized winter holidays back from the makers of materialism, and to return the focus of the solstice season to the Sacred. Instead of being swept
Best Self Magazine5 min readPsychology
Social Greedia: Has Our Evolution Been Derailed?
— Have you realized your unique creative potential? In living your precious life, how much have you evolved emotionally, spiritually or ecologically? Have you enhanced your personal responsibility, autonomy, relationships or custodianship of the plan
Best Self Magazine2 min readPsychology
Editor’s Letter: Issue 02: Sonia Choquette
Dear Best Selfers: Is a walk ever just a walk, or is it nature’s way of communing with us in the form of active meditation — shaking us by both shoulders as if to say, listen to me.   So, step away from the desk and go breathe some fresh air.  These
Best Self Magazine2 min read
Editor’s Letter: Issue 03: Congressman Tim Ryan
Dear Best Selfers: Disclaimer:  After traveling to Ohio, the home state of Congressman Tim Ryan, for our interview — I have officially enlisted in “Team Tim.”   Congressman Ryan stands in the spotlight — having recently appeared on 60 Minutes with An
Best Self Magazine2 min read
Editor’s Letter: Issue 04: Danielle LaPorte
Dear Best Selfers: BAM! Our power-packed Issue 04 will surely spark your internal desire-ometer! I’ll admit that just seconds after announcing to Danielle LaPorte, while on set for our interview, “That’s a wrap – I think we’ve got it,” I had this qui
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Editor’s Letter: Issue 05, Kris Carr
Dear Best Selfers: Awakening… it stirs up something different within each of us. Sometimes monumental and other times subtler… In this present moment, I am simply delighted to see the landscape around me awakening to full bloom, its most vibrant pote
Best Self Magazine2 min read
Editor’s Letter: Issue 06, Reid Tracy
Dear Best Selfers: Holding onto the tails of warm summer days, we bring you Issue 06. As with the experiences in our life, each feature interview has held a hidden surprise or gift for me when I simply looked for it. And I am always intrigued at how
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Editor’s Letter: Issue 07, Dr. Christiane Northrup & Kate Northrup
Dear Best Selfers: Happy 1st Birthday Best Self! Whether demarcated by a seasonal shift or a personal loss, the world continues to spin upon its axis. We can’t stop the leaves from falling, the temperatures from dropping or even prevent our loved on
Best Self Magazine2 min readPsychology
Editor’s Letter: Issue 08, Nick Ortner
Dear Best Selfers: Happy December! Tis’ the season to be jolly, and to tap into our best selves. Our cover feature, Nick Ornter of the book, movie and company — The Tapping Solution, is the kind of guy who greets you in his driveway with a big smile
Best Self Magazine8 min readCookbooks, Food, & Wine
What’s Cooking? A Q&A With Vani Hari (Plus 5 Healthy & Delicious Recipes!)
— Inconvenient facts are still facts. ~ Vani Hari Vani Hari aka the ‘Food Babe’ has dedicated her career (and life) to unraveling the food industry’s playbook — to taking on the Big Food corporations and tirelessly advocating for truth and transparen
Best Self Magazine2 min read
Editor’s Letter: Issue 09, Marianne Williamson
Dear Best Selfers: As in life, often the most powerful moments of our interviews happen off set when the cameras stop rolling and the conversation unfolds organically and unscripted. And of course, I often think back, wishing we had captured them (bu
Best Self Magazine2 min read
Editor’s Letter: Issue 10, Kelly Brogan, MD
Dear Best Selfers: In life there is resistance, but alas there is also flow. Windows wide open with fresh spring breezes wafting through the air one moment, icy snow on the ground the next — such is life. When life tosses us a snowstorm in April, wel
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