Maggie Giuffrida

How Yoga Taught Me to Embrace Change Slowly

Regardless of what our transitions look or feel like, one thing is for certain —they're an inevitable part of the process. It's natural to want to skip ahead to the next chapter, but by doing so, we're ultimately depriving ourselves of the opportunity to enjoy the present and appreciate the transition...

Embracing Passion and Leaving Comfort Zone For Good

The funny thing about any comfort zone is that we can only live in them for so long before we're bound to get bored. Bored of the repetition. Bored of the monotony. Bored of living each day exactly the same as the last. Bored of not reaching our full potential. There is a way out though...

Accepting Uncertainty Without Fear

When I was 22 years old, fresh out of college, with nothing more than a pocket full of change and a heart full of hope, I decided to move cross-country from Arizona to New Jersey for an unpaid, no-college-credit-receiving internship at a popular publishing company. "Brave" is what my family and friends called me, but that’s not what I was...

One Priceless Love Lesson From a Cheap Tiny Old Ring

One word frees us all of the weight and pain of life: that word is love. — Sophocles For the past however many years (I honestly can't remember how longs it's been), I've had this on again, off again, relationship with a cheap, gold-painted, little ring. There's nothing particularly amazing about this ring. It wasn’t expensive, and it’s definitely not from Tiffany’s. In fact, I believe I bought it for less than five bucks at Forever 21 (when I was still in the appropriate age bracket to shop there). But for whatever reason, unbeknownst to me, I've grown a strong affection for this cheap, little ring. I wear it all the time, for every occasion, always on the same hand, always on the same finger. The weird thing about this ring is...