94% of Crop Varieties are Gone

94% of Crop Varieties are Gone

During the last century, 94% of crop varieties have disappeared. Large monocrop farms (growing only one crop in a large area of land) have taken over the agriculture industry and now most farms in the US are growing corn, soy, and wheat. Not only is this bad for our taste buds, it's bad for the economy, farmers, cultural preservation, and food security. Read more...

How to Avoid Self-Sabotage & Believe in Your Success

How to Avoid Self-Sabotage & Believe in Your Success

Self-sabotage, intentionally doing things that work against your interests or goals, can easily become habitual and lead to failure. Here are 4 tips to stop self-sabotage and start being successful...

6 Ways to Tackle Trump's Notion of National Oceans Month

6 Ways to Tackle Trump's Notion of National Oceans Month

If I could grow gills, I would move to a warm ocean to live out the rest of my days. Naturally, one of my passions is ocean conservation. But, while the White House is celebrating National Oceans Month this June, I am mourning...

An Uncertain Future in the Face of the AHCA

An Uncertain Future in the Face of the AHCA

My ability to work will be directly affected by politics. Yesterday the House voted on passing ACHA, which allows insurance companies to increase their premiums because of pre-existing conditions. There may come a time when I have to sacrifice my happiness and owning my own business in exchange for a job that offers health insurance. Read more...

Origin Story

Origin Story

When I started freelancing and toying with the idea of officially turning it into a business, I would bounce ideas off of friends and family. I would tell them that was important to me that I make the world a better place through my work. Through these conversations, HYHO was born after realizing I kept saying, "I want to help you help others" over and over again. Cheesy but true...

Redefining Success

Redefining Success

The disconnect between my work and my values was sabotaging my happiness and mental health. How can I find happiness and make the world a better place without succumbing to internal and external pressure to strive for power? Success is loving what you do (no matter what your title is), making enough money to enjoy life, and making the world a better place...

Channeling Positivity

Channeling Positivity

Although I left the 9 to 5 world behind, I can't forget that much of who I am and what I know has been cultivated by the 10+ years of working at nonprofit organizations. My yearning to make the world a better place came from within, but was deepened by working with some of the most incredible people I've ever met...

Bye-Bye, 9 to 5

Bye-Bye, 9 to 5

Last January I made the decision to quit my job and quit working 9 to 5 altogether. I've had enough. Leaving my job was exciting, empowering, and terrifying. I've been on a journey to figure out how work can make me happy, or if I should abandon that idea altogether...