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The Power of Habit

In the Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, we're shown an interesting new perspective on habit creation. Duhigg argues that the power to change your habits and to construct your idea life comes when we understand the hidden mechanisms underlying habitual action. I found this book helpful in understanding the triggers for action and the phycology behind our subliminal choices. I wish this book focused more on the actionable steps for habit change instead of over explaining the same concept through a series of anecdotal case studies.

A Court of Thorns and Roses 🌹 (ACOTAR)

n this faerie tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast, we follow the journey of a young female protagonist, Feyre, as her simple human life becomes entangled in the lives of the immortal fae of Prythian. It is definitely worth the read. It is a high fantasy novel, but the world-building is not daunting so I encourage you to pick it up even if you are new to fantasy.  I loved the sassy dialogue, deeply empathized with the Feyre's struggle, and had a fantastic time meeting one of my favorite fictional characters. 

Why I Still Journal – Ten Years Later

Amid anxiety and uncertainty, there exists a myriad of tools we can employ to strengthen our mental resolve and boost wellbeing. Some find solace communing with nature, or cuddled beneath their covers with a good book while others find it more constructive to reach out to their networks for support and distraction. I have tried…

Turning Resolution into Habit

The turn of the year is a popular time to indulge the aspirational self via annual resolutions. This cultural habit is welcomed by a myriad of industry leaders keen to revamp your shortcomings for a small price.  I and many of my good friends are very familiar with the cyclical commitments of resolutions. All too…

Save your Wallet this Season

Between the dinner parties, seasonal activities and gift exchange, the holiday season can be a very costly time of year. We can feel compelled to accumulate more and more in response to the persistent advertisements that can reach us via notification at any time of the day. I am making a concerted effort this season…