Maggie Suszka

Lover of the ocean, hopeless romantic and boogie wonderland aficionado from Chicago. You can find me on the beach reading the New York Times Modern Love column.
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When You Learn Love Isn’t Black and White: What Taking a “Break” in a Relationship Means

“Don’t pick up the pieces, just leave it for now, they keep falling apart.” I don’t particularly love to quote Drake for the start of an article about being lost in love, but this line is more than fitting. Those words perfectly demonstrate the breaking point people often reach in relationships that call for a…

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The Trouble with Empathy

In The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, 9 year old Rose takes a hearty bite out of the immaculate, mouth watering lemon-chocolate birthday cake her Mom left fresh out of the oven to cool. She discovers she has a gift. She can taste her mother’s real, raw emotions in the sugary goodness of the cake….

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What the F*ck is a Chakra Reading?

Chakra reading is nothing new, but it is definitely having a resurgence of popularity. What exactly is it? We tried it to find out. Before my reading, April Pfender prefaced it by saying I will have the opportunity to see metaphysically what is going on. April is an advanced akashic records practitioner, meditation instructor, author,…

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Modern Resources Making Mental Health More Accessible

May is Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) and in celebration of many personal battles people are fighting with their own mental health, we’ve created a guide to organizations and nonprofits that are changing the game in the mental health space and providing an outlet or platform to either discuss your personal battle, explore others’ transparent…

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How to Use Your Myers Briggs Type to Your Professional Advantage

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves,” said Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and the godfather ofMyers Briggs personality types. It can also lead to a better understanding of how we best function in our work lives. Myers Briggs and the 16 different personality types boils down to…

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SHOP CHILL Products to Help Fight the Sunday Scaries

Sunday scaries, AKA, the eve of the start of the work week- anxiety settling in, stress manifesting, and the weekend mistakes settling deeply into your thoughts and invading your mental clarity. Wondering how to beat the Sunday scaries and start the week on a high note? Stay up on your self TLC game and  end…

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What I Learned from Binge Watching Sex and the City

New York City has a bug: that city that never sleeps, best slices of pizza (even as a Chicago native), go anywhere-in-the world subway freedom type of bug. So when I settled back into my home in Los Angeles after my weekend away in the Big Apple, I wasn’t ready to let go of the…

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Why It’s Completely Okay to Feel Lonely During the Holidays

While the holidays are weeks full of holiday cheer, lots of loving, the exchanging of presents, fruitcakes from your boss (hopefully this tradition is almost long gone) and parties, it can also be the loneliest time of year for some folks. I was reminded of this recently while scrolling the online and ongoing community art…

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What To Do in Chicago for The Holidays

Sweet home Chicago. The windy city where the pizza is deep, the winters are brutal, the folks are wholesome, the “aaa’s” are longer, and our sports teams are worth defending — and some would say, worth fighting for. I’m not one to hide any of my gushing love for the Chi, but I’m not the…

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