Jee Lee, Founder & Creative Director of A.F.L.O.A.T: On Creating Her Own Brand and Paving the Way in Conscious Consumerism in Swimwear

We explore together with Jee Lee, the founder of A F L O A T, her life philosophy, which has pervaded every aspect of her swimwear-bodysuit brand, and A F L O A T’s stance on sustainability, wellbeing and appreciation for time-old craftsmanship (Italian, no less).

Renée Simone, Model: Grounded in Liberian & US Roots and Pursuing Her Now & Future In South Korea

“Living in South Korea as a foreigner has been a journey in self-love. I was interested in South Korea before I came to live here so it made me eager to keep learning about Korean language and culture. This curiosity, openness, and desire to culturally assimilate makes certain things easier in adjustment as a foreigner. But it’s not always easy. There are times I feel like I have to have my teacher hat on– needing to politely correct racially/ethnically ignorant comments, looks, or gestures, but I understand that comes with the territory of being and looking different in a country that has been a reflection of homogeneity for decades.”

Wellness Leadership: Finding Balance When We’re Obsessively Passionate.

We dream of building a paradigm-shifting product, satisfying millions of gleeful customers, and ultimately leaving a legacy of positive change on the world. But, it’s important to understand that the source and foundation of our success or failure is essentially within ourselves.

Distilling the balance between passion, obsession, anxiety, focus, and wellbeing.

Carly Schwartz, Editor – in – Chief of TRIX & Google Insider: On Getting Past Substance Dependence and Pursuing Happiness

I interview Carly Schwartz, the Editor in Chief of Google Insider at Google and Editor in Chief TRIX, a magazine that combines the refined design of a glossy magazine with editorial that speaks to the intellectual curiosity, agency, and grit of women all over the world, covering travel, her story, career, and culture through a female lens, from the art of traveling solo to closing the investment gap. Together we explore her journey in wellness: the importance of openness, defining happiness vs wellness, and the value in embracing systems and regimens.

Struggling with Culture Shock & Life Transitions: Notes From a Student On the Little Things That Helped Her with Feelings of Depression & Anxiety

During all of my five years in college, I had experienced severe depression and anxiety disorders. When I first came abroad to the US, I had to adjust to a completely different culture, language and people. Like many of my international friends, some people might have seen this opportunity as …

Why Wellbeing is the Priority #1 of the Wise

Whether we’re entrepreneurs or we’re simply ambitious in our career, the mantra most of us have absorbed from western culture is “If I work harder, then I’ll be successful. And if I become more successful, then I’ll be happier.” Consciously or subconsciously we believe that somewhere in the future after x, y, and z happens this magical time will exist where we will finally feel secure and fulfilled with our life.

However, upon closer examination, this formula of “deferred wellbeing” is a complete illusion. In fact, it is the formula for a fulfilled life set completely backward.

Travel Beauty Essentials

With the vacation season approaching, I’m sure a lot of you are planning that perfect summer getaway. Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite beauty essentials that must be included in your packing list. Pay attention because these products will not only save you space in your bag, …

Nick Kohler, N2N, DJ: On Discovering One’s Own Sound As An Artist and Using Struggle As A Launchpad To Inspire

One common thread that’s left an indelible mark on Nick and continues to impact his work and life is his journey with mental health. As a thriving artist and human, Nick has become a passionate advocate of mental health over the past couple years (read his full story here). Together, we have an honest chat and break down some prevalent issues pertaining to mental health – around the world, in the community at large, in his personal life and in the artists’ realm.

Transcript: N2N on finding yourself and keeping to purpose, an empowered story of searching for identity in the pursuit of one’s health and fulfillment

On A Life-long Romance with Music You pursued a music career immediately upon graduation, and were interacting with music well before. Walk me through the process of taking a leap to being a full time DJ and music producer from the beginning and how you’ve sustained in the early years. …

Neurotransmitters #1: Gamma-Aminobutyric Acids

What is GABA? GABA, shorthand for Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid or γ-aminobutyric acid is a neurotransmitter (something that helps enable communication in the brain– important). It’s classified as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which alludes to its calming effects on an overstimulated brain. At lower, insufficient levels, you can experience migraines and insomnia, and in the presence of a …