One Awesome Thing You Can Do for Your Body (and Brain) Today

Deep down, we all have a “should” list. It’s the 392-plus things we tell ourselves we should start doing, often once a day: floss more, read more, keep a journal, get eight hours’ sleep, start an Instagram photo-a-day challenge. The list seems to continually keep growing, and bit by bit, your day is gobbled up, until you feel so overscheduled with “shoulds” you wonder how you’re supposed to do your job or make dinner that doesn’t involve shouting read more

Why Figuring Out Your Passion Doesn’t Have to Be Daunting

A big part of the Life Between Weekends philosophy is creating a life you love on your own terms, and naturally, that involves a big, scary, close-this-window-rather-than-think-about-it question: What are you meant to be doing?

Yup, we’re going there.

For some, finding your passion comes naturally: You were born with a soul-throbbing desire to do this one thing, and you love, love, love it. That is so amazing, and it deserves to be celebrated. Our goal over the years will be to help you develop read more

What My Aunt Taught Me About Saying Goodbye

My Aunt Teresa and I have always struggled with goodbyes. Our eyes water, our voice gets shaky, we purse our lips to hold it all together — even if we’re just saying goodbye to someone for a few weeks. Or a few days. Even half a weekend can do it.

But where I always look away, feigning interest in something out in the distance to keep from losing it, rushing the goodbye (or even avoiding it altogether, slipping out the back door when possible), Aunt Teresa faced the goodbye head-on.

She read more

ICYMI: An Inside Look at Epiphany

Since we posted our Tarpon Springs tour and Epiphany preview, we thought we’d share the highlights for anyone who couldn’t make it.

Growing up in Tarpon, I never realized how unique the Greek Orthodox Epiphany celebration was — or how relatively unfamiliar most people were with it — but that became crystal clear when a friend posted photos from this year’s event, and the comments from people outside the area came flooding in: “Everything ok???”

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Goals

All this goal-setting and vision-boarding can be fun, but it can also be a serious letdown 11 months from now when you’re (a) trying to remember what the heck your goals were in the first place, (b) piecing together that workout checklist you tore up, oh, seven months and 13 double cheeseburgers ago, or (c) trying to figure out how you spent nearly a whole year fighting for this one thing — and you’re still so far from reaching it.

That’s why it’s helpful to keep read more

The Music Video That Will Scrub the Barnacles Off Your Heart

Negativity has a way of hardening us. We stifle our feelings when something upsets us, so the world won’t see our perceived weakness. We justify away not helping someone in need, because we don’t have enough money, time or patience to help ourselves, let alone anyone else. We numb ourselves from bullying, failure, anything that brings us pain — and over time, that resistance becomes a plaque on our mental wellbeing.

I’ve come to refer to it as my “barnacled heart.” read more

Give Yourself a Fresh Start

Welcome to Life Between Weekends! We’re here to infuse a little more joy (and, okay, a healthy dose of ridiculousness) into your weekdays, so you can live every day with that, “OMG, it’s Saturdaaaaay!” feeling. We’re serving up a new post every Monday-Wednesday, and on Sundays, our newsletter subscribers will get 10 reasons to look forward to the week ahead. No Monday blues around here.

With that philosophy, what better time to officially launch than right after The read more

Make Every Day Feel Like Saturday.