“We teach little boys to view their bodies as tools to master their environment, we teach girls to treat their bodies as projects to constantly be improved.” (see the link at the bottom for the video with Caroline Heldman) Body image and the ways it can be distorted is something about which I’m passionate. I … More Does this article make my butt look big? And other ridiculous things I’ve wondered
Dear 29-year-old self, We need to talk. I have no doubt that you are wiser, healthier, and more accomplished than I am, but there is one thing that I have that you don’t. And if you had it before it must mean that you simply have to find it again. You just lost it somewhere … More A letter from my former self
A few days ago, I was on my way to California with M. I’m generally pretty chill when it comes to vacations, but for some reason, this time, I wasn’t. I was a ball of worry. When are we leaving? Did I get everything I needed to finished? When we got to the airport desk to check-in, … More Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do
The past year has been full of a considerable amount of changes. And inherent in change is loss- the loss of the old to make way for the new. It was a lot all at once. As a response, in August of 2013, I took an amazing solo trip to California. It was centering, peaceful; … More How to sit still. And other things my mother tried to teach me.
A sampling of questions I get quite often in my job: “How do I feel better?” “How do I stop being so anxious/depressed?” “How do I get over him/her?” “How do I figure out what I want?” My clients look to me, the trained professional, for help. They need answers. They’re in despair, wanting to … More Life is here. It wants to know if you want to come out and play
For the past four days I’ve been in Colorado. Flew into Denver, drove to Breckenridge and did some snowboarding, then headed to Colorado Springs for a few days to spend time with friends who live there. Coming from the midwest, flying into a place that is also cold and snowy might not seem like a … More When life isn’t all sunshine
Over the years, I’ve attempted a lot of different diets, mostly aimed at the pursuit of superficial gains. This diet came out of something different. The lovely side effect of it is that I don’t really have to count calories or worry about gaining weight. Sounds wonderful right? This is a HUGE selling point for … More Because going gluten free is so 2013
English lesson- Identify the problems with the following sentences: “I’ve lost five pounds but still have fifty to go.” “My partner is really funny but he’s not the best dresser.” If you’re like me, you’ll pour over the sentences and try to identity where I used improper grammar (and seriously, if I did anywhere, please … More And or but?
Last night, there was breakdown on Crestview. Water from the toilet, sink, and shower started gurgling up and spitting out a mix of sludge and what I can only imagine was food that went down the garbage disposal. Immediately, the landlord was contacted and the iPad was pulled out to do research. What could possibly … More