Celebrate: International Handstand Day

Guest post by Vanessa Newton // Instagram: @vlnewt // Twitter: @vlnewt It’s June 24th, and do you know what that means?? It’s International Handstand Day! Like most holidays, why this holiday was created who knows? But I am active participant in anything that means I get to stand on my hands. I started out tumbling as a little…

Fresh Veggies Day à la Summer Solstice

In perfect summer fashion, last Friday marked Fresh Veggies Day. Admittedly, I enjoyed a few of my vegetables on pizza that day (I’m loving SPIN! Pizza’s Melanzane pie with roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, and goat cheese), and I’m still keeping the spirit of this everyday holiday alive in both my home cooking and restaurant dining…

Don’t Call it a Comeback

It’s been three years. Holidays were celebrated. Merriment was made. And, dare I say, a few balloons were unfurled. At some point during this time, I decided to sequester The Everyday Holiday into the secrecy of “private” mode on the interwebs, leaving the site to collect virtual dust. Simply put, I lost perspective regarding what…

Celebrating Heritage

The three generations who came before. Thankful for a heritage of joy, affection, and voluminous hair. Remembering my dear G.G. (stage left) who passed away four years ago yesterday and lived with more fervor and flair than any woman I’ve ever met. And though death brings mourning, there is comfort for those who bear sorrow,…

Taking Risks Will Ruin Your Life (In a Good Way)

Guest post by John Weirick  Years ago, when I was a college freshman living happily in a comfortable Minnesota life, I stepped into one of the biggest risks I had ever taken. I agreed to join a team of complete strangers, drive around the country for two months, and work at events to connect students…

How Little Questions Lead to Big Changes

Some days, I feel a little noisy—a bit like an inquisitive, four-year-old child. More or less, I make a living out of asking questions. Who, what, when, where, why, and how combine to form an infinite roadmap of exciting possibilities and deep-seated truths. I am a career coach. From reviewing resumes to interpreting career assessments…

An Impromptu Song

In the middle of a massive, potentially foreboding city, my mom and I discovered a slice of unadulterated joy…at the Times Square Starbucks, no less. After artfully navigating through a sea of people, we finally reached the front of the line for coffee, pastries, and trinkets. As I gently passed over my souvenir mug to…

The Question that Changes Everything

“So I heard there’s this test…” Nine times out of ten, that’s where the conversation veers when I start discussing calling and career. Generally, we know what we like. We know what we’re good at. However, we often look for a neutral third party, an expert, a formula, or something more statistically reliable than inclination…

Sharing the Kitchen

I hate eating alone. Blame it on unresolved middle school fears or my propensity to gobble down food in seconds flat, I do best when dining in the company of others. I find it easy to take a breath, pick up my gaze, and look across the table at the good people sitting next to…

Mood Boosters: The Summer Collection

Falling asleep at the computer? Longing for the sunshine while stuck indoors? Here are three simple ways to bring the joy of summer inside, while staying productive at your 8 to 5. Mix it up. Whether you’re a Pandora fan or a Spotify loyalist, create a mood-boosting playlist or a toe-tapping radio station to keep…

Small Beginnings

Don’t despise the days of small beginnings. The words hit me square between the eyes, at the precise spot where truth seizes both logic and emotion. Although I can claim to enjoy predictability, certainty, and security, I’d rather experience flashes of brilliance, even if accompanied by thunders of terror. Breakthrough. Revelation. Such words stir the soul so…