Tag: Wellness

Meet the GC4W Thought Leadership Contributor

GC4W Introduces Its First Cohort of Thought Leaders The Global Connections for Women Foundations would like to introduce GC4W Thought Leaders, a group of women leaders across various industries whom our community can look to for personal and professional advice. GC4W seeks to uplift the voices of our leaders and connect them with our community as resources and role models.…

Prioritize Yourself and Your Needs with These 6 Mantras

By Aisha Beau The phrase “self-care isn’t selfish” has been making the rounds on social media. And although this is very true, it can feel easier said than done. In a recent survey, 40% of Shine members said they don’t practice self-care as much as they’d like because they prioritize the needs of others before their own. Despite the benefits of helping those around…

How to Write a Love Letter to Yourself—and Why You Should

When was the last time you wrote or received a love letter—from yourself? By Martha Tesema We often think of expressing love for others, but rarely take a moment to express some self-love to, well, ourselves. But it turns out, taking a moment for some reflective writing has proven benefits—like decreasing anxiety and increasing creativity and confidence. When you throw in…

Try ‘Positive Solitude’ Next Time You Feel Lonely

By Kira M. Newman In the summer of 2019, researchers from over 60 countries gathered at the International Positive Psychology Association’s 6th World Congress in Melbourne, Australia, to share cutting-edge insights on the science of wellbeing. Their findings added depth and complexity to our understanding of the major keys to a flourishing life—and there were several insights presented at the World Congress that…

Why Nostalgia Deserves a Spot in Your Self-Care Routine

By Martha Tesema It’s safe to say we’ve reached peak nostalgia. Whether it’s in the music we listen to (“1999” by Charli XCX, anyone?), the shows on Netflix that are all about various decades, or the proliferation of Timehop screenshots and #ThrowbackThursday posts (who hasn’t participated in at least one?), it’s pretty clear: The past is our friend, and we find a lot of joy in taking…