Many people want to become stronger and more resilient, but they may lack the knowledge to create that change in their lives. However, there are some real, actionable steps you can take to obtain your objective of developing a more resilient individual. This guide will help you get started.

Adopt a Sense of Purpose

Resilient people are driven by a sense of purpose, so it makes sense for this to be the first step in cultivating that part of your personality. Your sense of purpose can be anything. You don’t have to justify it to anyone else, but it should be meaningful and important to…


When most people think of a house dress , they usually picture their mothers and grandmothers wearing oversized, ankle-length dresses with bold floral patterns as they make breakfast for their families or clean their homes. Sitcoms from the ’60s and ‘70’s era often presented several examples of women in old fashioned house dresses. Considering the fact that no one really looks or feels attractive cleaning their bathtub, house dresses have always seemed to be a way to choose comfort over fashion when tackling household chores. …


The current state of affairs has negatively impacted almost everyone, but these unpleasant circumstances aren’t permanent. It’s more important than ever to know that things will get better. You can maintain a healthier and more hopeful outlook by incorporating the following suggestions into your life.

Be Mindful of Your Mental State

If you wake up in the morning feeling grouchy or depressed, you can’t expect to have a good day. When you recognize negative feelings, particularly those that are unfounded, make a course correction. …


Kodak was a household name back in the days when laying your hands on a photograph meant taking out the roll of film in your camera and having it developed. Kodak attained a powerful market position in the 70s, accounting for 85% of the camera and 90% of film sales in the US. However, the firm’s failure to capitalize on digital photography, which was one of its many inventions, led to a downward spiral trend. So devastating were the effects of the digital era on Kodak that the company declared bankruptcy in 2012. …


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s suggested that individuals stay home when they can. Many businesses are turning to remote work as a way to help stop the virus from spreading, but the transition to work from home may be hard for some employees. Remote work requires making adjustments to workflow and scheduling. Employees making the transition will also need to decide where to set up a workspace in their home.

The Importance of Self-Care for Remote Employees

Self-care is essential for employees who work from home. Self-care is maintaining good health and well being, and there are various ways individuals can practice self-care. It’s…


Everyone knows that 2020 has not been an ordinary year. Coronavirus has changed society and people’s daily routines. Considering that many people have been working from home, going out less, and spending less time in groups, people have been dressing differently. Here are some predictions regarding how fashion will continue to adapt in 2020.

One prominent example of how the Coronavirus could shape fashion choices is the normalization of face masks. While masks were not commonly seen in American society before, they are now essential for entering most businesses and stores due to social distancing protocols. Instead of plain disposable…


There are so many great ways to learn about fitness today. We’ve always had access to fitness books, but with the introduction of the Internet, it became much easier to consume all forms of media. We now have access to blogs like this one, as well as video websites such as Youtube and one of the most popular media forms today — the podcast. Podcasts can be a great way to learn more about fitness and get all sorts of different perspectives in a bite-sized and passive manner. The problem is that there are so many podcasts available, it can…


Photography is a great hobby, passion, or career to get involved in as there are so many ways to enjoy photography and make art with it. While photography is wonderful, one of the most difficult aspects of it has to be the camera itself. There are so many types of cameras out there, all specializing in different things depending on the type of photos you’re trying to take. This can make choosing a camera extremely difficult for both beginners and seasoned photographers. That’s where this list comes in. …


The use of contrast in photography is one of the most critical aspects of art. Knowing how to manipulate contrast will help improve your technique and photography overall.

Contrast, simply put, means different. In photography, some of the most usual differences are changed by actually altering the changes in color or tone in the composition. Lowering or heightening the contrast in the photo can significantly alter the story your picture is telling.

Creating an exciting color scheme involves some knowledge of color. You don’t need to have the eye for the color of Vincent Van Gogh; knowledge of or an…


The weight loss industry is full of myths and misconceptions. Every year a new fool-proof study is on talk shows and dominates adds across all websites and social media platforms. Try to turn your mind away from diet pills and magical fruits or nutrients instead of looking towards science. Over the last few centuries, scientists have made incredible leaps and bounds when it comes to human anatomy. Check out a few different aspects of the human body and weight loss.

The Power of Water

It’s a simple fact that we need water to survive. Not only is it necessary to…

Marissa Elman

Marissa Elman is a health and wellness enthusiast who is always looking for ways to motivate and empower others. Learn more at http://marissa-elman.com.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store