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Sunday Newsletter

There’s No Such Thing As ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ Food

I grew up thinking that there were ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods.

In my middle school health class, I was taught to avoid fats at all costs. At home, I was encouraged to eat fruits and veggies because they would help me grow. And somewhere between the Atkins diet that my parents religiously followed for a few months and my own self-hate (ugh, teenage years are the worst!) I realized that I—like many of us—had an unhealthy relationship with food.

And it’s rooted in the idea that there are certain foods that are ‘good’ vs. ‘bad.’ Which simply isn’t true. (more…)

By Marisa Donnelly, ago
Sunday Newsletter

3 Anxiety Tips You Should Actually Stop Listening To

When it comes to anxiety, everyone sounds like an expert online. Scroll through your feed and there are hundreds of self-help blogs talking about lowering anxiety and treating more like a habit or fleeting feeling rather than something serious.

If you struggle with anxiety, you know that it can be debilitating. It’s more than just occasional nervousness—it’s something that follows you, affecting all aspects of your day. (more…)

By Marisa Donnelly, ago
Sunday Newsletter

Here’s How To Stop Overthinking (For Good)

When you think of the term, ‘overthinking,’ what comes to mind? For me it’s slumping down in my favorite writing chair, my head dizzy with thoughts. Or it’s laying in my bed at night, contemplating all the ‘could have,’ ‘should have’ moments and stressing over whether I made the right decisions.

Overthinking plagues a lot of us—personally, professionally, even physically.

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By Marisa Donnelly, ago