Why You’re Miserable after a Move

Melody WarnickMoving, Place love0 Comments

No one who packed up a U-Haul this summer would disagree with the notion that moving is a miserable experience. Whether you went 20 miles or 2,000, the sheer stress and exhaustion of packing up your entire life and setting it down again in a different place is enough to induce at least a temporary funk. Unfortunately, new research shows … Read More

Where Do You Really Come From?

Melody WarnickPlace love2 Comments

Imagine you’re at a party with a bunch of people you don’t know, and someone asks, “Where are you from?” How do you respond: With the name of your neighborhood? Your city? Your hometown? Your state? It probably depends on a couple things. First, the social context. If you’re from Mobile, Alabama, and you’re standing at a Mobile bar surrounded … Read More

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Help Your Town Thrive

Melody WarnickCool projects, Place love, Placemaking0 Comments

Add this to the list of things you probably already know: Volunteering is good for you. Like, seriously good for you. Various studies have shown that spending as little as an hour a week volunteering can: Increase your well-being, making you more satisfied with everything about your life: your finances, your health, your accomplishments, your relationships. Basically it gives you … Read More