Festive Friday: 10 Ideas for a Healthy & Fun October

This time of year, as the days get shorter and our workloads seem heavier than ever, we become more susceptible to seasonal affective disorder, seasonal depression, and in turn negative self-talk. Those of us who battle depression year-round are especially likely to feel lower as the daylight hours decrease and the leaves begin to fall. I’ve felt this year after year. As the evenings become darker earlier, I find myself eager to get home and just cozy up on the couch. I skip yoga classes, and say no to plans with friends. Meals sometimes become secondary, as does my sleep schedule and my morning routine. I’m lucky to get out of the house with two matching shoes and a cup of coffee some days.

Book Review: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

I am not a self-help junkie, but every now and then someone tells me about a seriously inspirational book that I just can't miss out on. The first time this happened was with Seth Godin's "What To Do When it's Your Turn, and it's Always Your Turn." That one didn't just change my perspective, it …