health at every size
October 1, 2018
At times it can feel like telling your story, protesting, donating, crying, yelling, making phone calls, educating, and earnest conversations don't make enough of a difference. Some day...
February 27, 2018
Have you ever done a social media search for the term "self care?" The search results tend to be dominated by fancy bath products, essential oils, and beautifully photographed meals. To...
November 6, 2017
There's a weird self improvement philosophy that takes positive thinking to the extreme by suggesting that we only experience negative feelings because our mindset is messed up. The ide...
August 22, 2017
I've been trying to write this for days. Although I want to write about why it's ok to risk imperfection in our actions against injustice rather than doing nothing, in all honesty I've...
July 24, 2017
Do you wonder what it would be like to feel more comfortable and at home in your own skin?
If judging yourself has gotten in the way of trying new things, practicing yoga, or enjoying ot...
January 9, 2017
Last month, my partner invited me to his work celebration of his recent publication. I joined Mark and his lab mates at an arcade on a Thursday night, with two goals in mind: celebrate...
September 17, 2016
Quick: describe your body in one word!
Don’t think too hard, just spit it out.
Now that it’s out in the open, how do you feel about how you described your body? Does it feel like a...
July 22, 2016
Every day, the news is full of yet another layer of heartbreak. So many kind, loving hearts are grieving around the world.
Because of this, I’ve been second-guessing whether to write w...
May 3, 2016
The first time I watched a video of myself teaching yoga, I had to take a time out.
Even though I knew the lighting wasn’t quite right and I was wearing a boxy shirt that didn’t move p...
February 2, 2016
I love watching improv and have always wanted to try it. So, in an effort to expand my creative life and take on new adventures, I recently signed up for a beginners’ improv class.
Holiday self care BINGO
November 27, 2018
What are your conditions for peace with your body?
January 23, 2018
You are allowed to pause
December 22, 2018