At Headspace, our goal is to make people feel better. Everything we publish is meant to help people deal with an issue, or maybe just feel a little less alone. So when we look at the most shared—or most saved and not shared (looking at you, relationship articles)—pieces from the year, it reminds us: we’re all humans, dealing with the same shit.
Below are the pieces that resonated the most. Here’s hoping they help us navigate a happier, healthier 2018.
Our relationships, ourselves
We often associate a good sex life with a good life in general. But is that true? One of our favorite writers, Christine Yu, looks into how getting (and not getting) lucky factors into our other relationships.
Is there any better feeling than Googling something that’s really worrying you, only to find millions of people have searched it before you? Read this article for a little reassurance. Relationships can be complicated, but many of the sticky spots are the same.
Studies show being kind to others will actually improve the way you feel … so you can read this one for others, or just for yourself.
Stuck in our heads
With the ever-looming presence of WebMD, it’s no wonder we’re all reeling about our own mortality. Break the cycle with this article.
OK, sometimes we can’t break the spiral. But remembering these 4 tips can be crucial to surviving it.
We’re all the stars of own shows, but it can be hard to remember that when it comes to other people. Here’s some constructive advice on how to remember that if we trip in the middle of the room, no one cares.
Wanting to be better
I’d love to have a coach sometimes just to get through the day. Turns out, we all have one: ourselves. Check this out if you want to learn how to make a personal pep-talk actually work.
Some things are worth complaining about (injustice, cruelty, and the like), but others, like traffic and the line at Starbucks, might not be. Here’s one woman’s tale of giving up her favorite vice.
For all the liberal arts majors in the audience.
Let’s get physical
How’s your belly feel? And how’s your mood? Your next snack may be the key to tomorrow’s productivity.
Don’t worry. We wanted to know, too.
Take a very deep breath, and then dive right in.
Artwork by CHRIS MARTZ