My name is Molly Beauchemin and I’m a writer, photographer, and life coach based in New York City. I started my career as a music critic at Pitchfork and then diversified into writing about more broad aspects of culture, from travel and health to fashion and feminism. I’ve worked with everyone from Condé Nast to National Geographic to Google, and I’m a crusader for living well.
I struggle with PTSD, and I started this magazine in response to what I’ve observed as a culture-wide epidemic of chronic stress and anxiety among my peers. From politics to gun violence to the environment, it seems like issues of global concern have come to dominate our collective life experience, in everything from news headlines to private conversations. This is happening at a time when the technology that addles this stress is ubiquitous, and mental health is rarely ever discussed (let alone prioritized).
This magazine is designed as a vehicle to help people cope– through inspired storytelling, practical life coaching, and easy-to-apply wellness strategy that I have gleaned from working in a fast-paced environment for some of the world’s most prominent media brands.
I struggle with anxiety, but I’ve made peace with it. I have a crazy schedule that doesn’t allow for it, for one– but I also refuse to allow it to run my life. As a woman working in a male-dominated industry, I also have to be doubly on my game and unafraid to tell it like it is. This magazine is a chronicle of how I manage to do that while still living a grounded, happy, fulfilling life– and trust me: If I can do it, you can do it.
In my work and travels, I’ve spent meaningful time with hundreds of doctors, psychologists, wellness gurus, and thought leaders from around the world, who have each shared advice with me that I feel compelled to share.
I’ve also had the privilege of experiencing some of the world’s most beautiful destinations first hand, and I hope that my insight and recommendations for traveling in this capacity will prove somewhat aspirational– my goal is to facilitate other peoples’ enjoyment of everything this world has to offer, whether it’s the blissful clarity of an unburdened mind or an actual destination in your life. (I publish insider travel guides on my Instagram, @MollyBeauchemin.)
Most importantly, I hope this publication is helpful for anyone struggling with anxiety, stress, imposter syndrome, dullness, tech addiction, lack of focus, trauma, body dysmorphia, or a lack of inspiration. These are feelings that most people experience at some point in their lives. They are here for a reason, and when taken in stride, they will ultimately make your life more bountiful. (I promise.) So, let’s work on these ideas together. Cheers to your journey, and thank you for following along with mine.
In that spirit, feel free to email me any time! No question is too big or small. You will always find a home here (and, I hope, a friend).