health at every size
May 29, 2018
I recently got sick traveling home from a great trip. I ended up with a weird combination of the flu, strep, and an ear infection, followed by a ruptured eardrum and laryngitis. I was s...
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...
July 6, 2017
I teach a pose in my yoga classes that I've been calling the “funky flamingo.”
Obviously the funky flamingo isn’t a sacred, ancient yoga pose! It’s just a fun shape with a silly name...
April 11, 2017
Don't forget to save your spot at the Self Care Day Retreat on May 7!
Ever since I was little, my gap-free thighs have built friction when I walk that could set a fire. That friction h...
March 13, 2017
When I was in middle school, I felt humiliated by my sensitivity for what seemed like the millionth time in my life, during a friend’s sleepover. My friend put a new action movie, The F...
February 27, 2017
I’m writing you this letter from my front step. It's an unusually warm February day and I'm wondering how I’d like to spend the rest of my afternoon, after I hit send. It’s my birthday,...
February 13, 2017
Here’s something I wish I learned before I people-pleased, overworked, criticized, and overextended myself into burnout years ago:
You don’t have to earn self care.
Too often we pu...
January 25, 2017
Do you ever hear a term so many times that it starts to lose its meaning? “Self care” can be one of those terms. It’s so ever-present that it’s easy to overlook a key part: care.
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...
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