"Don’t join an easy crowd. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform and achieve are high." -- Jim Rohn

How to be Smarter: Healthy behaviors do not need to be hidden. They can be kept private, but, if pushed, they do not need to be kept secret. If you have a strong desire to keep something secret, whether it is a relationship, a habit, or a ritual, ask someone trusted for help. A simple sentence,"I've been keeping X a secret, and I think I need some help to make the situation a little healthier" is a surprisingly easy, effective way to start the conversation. How to be Prettier: My new favorite moisturizer product is Vaseline Spray & Go in Cocoa Radiant: you spray it on your skin after a shower and then can put your clothes on right after without staining. [I also have it in Aloe Vera, and while the links go to the product on Amazon, I just buy it directly from the drugstore].

How to be (less) Awkward: Working to develop empathy helps reduce unnecessary annoyances: forcing yourself to think about being in someone else's shoes is the easiest way to keep yourself from getting worked up over nothing. ["WHY is the cashier going so slow?" turns into "Maybe today is her first day...I'll smile at her so she feels less nervous about messing up"].