If you’re one of those people who love cleaning and dedicate large portions of your weekend to making your apartment glisten from top to bottom, we really wish you’d share your secret. If you’re one of those people who absolutely hate the thought of cleaning and can’t wait until Apple releases a robot that does…

One thing is for sure, if you find yourself in Asheville for an extended period of time or even a brief stop-in, you won’t find yourself short of things to do. From hiking and biking trails in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, to dozens of restaurants with mouth-watering menus, to local shops and stops, Asheville,…

The past year has been chaotic on a global scale. With so many adjustments to daily living, it often feels like the control we once held over our lives is slipping through our fingers. Despite so many changing circumstances around us, it’s important to zone in on our focus of control – or the areas…

When you consider helping out in your community, ideas such as volunteering at a local food bank or nursing home, planting trees in the local park or picking up trash along the roadside probably come to mind. However, there are many ways you can impact your community – some ideas might take a little creativity,…

Your Quick Guide to Navigating the 2021 Job Market

Whether you’ve been in the professional world for the majority of your life or you’re just now dipping your toes into the pond, searching for a new job can feel intimidating. Putting yourself out there, even if it’s just emailing in a resume and cover letter, opens you up to the possibility of change. You’re…

6 Recipes that Will Make You Look Like a Professional Chef

Here’s an incredibly unrelated moment: sitting down to the dinner table with friends and family, knowing your loved ones are about to love the food you prepared. Even if you’re supremely confident in your food, there’s usually a few-second period of panic – until the first person takes a bite and loves the taste. Nailed…

Jerky, Granola and Too Much Water: Packing Hiking Meals like a Pro

Picture this: you’ve been trekking up a mountain for the past two hours, leisurely sipping from your water bottle, watching where you step, chatting with your fellow hikers and snapping pictures of the views. You haven’t twisted an ankle or soaked your boot in a puddle, so as far as you can tell, all is…

6 Activities You’ll Enjoy More Sober

When living sober, you experience a newfound freedom. No longer is your brain plagued with the need to find the next drink or hit, no longer do you focus all your attention on when and where you can get substances, and no longer are you left reeling from the effects of withdrawal. It’s a freedom…

Staying open and engaged through experiential learning

Everyone has a different learning style. Some people can retain information just by listening to a lecture; others need videos to get the concept to stick; still others require hands-on tools or something more tactile. Whether you learn best through flashcards or acronyms, there’s no “one size fits all” approach to learning and memory retention.…

why hiking can do amazing things for your mental health

Ah, the great outdoors. Beautiful views, fresh air and nourishment for the soul. Whether you’re scaling mountains or cutting a path through a neighborhood park, hiking offers excellent benefits to all those who partake. Hiking is incredibly inexpensive, if not free. The vast majority of trails are free, especially at local and state parks. And…