It was so much simpler than I expected. I met with my new gynecologist and told her I'd like to be sterilized. She said, "Ok," and asked me if I was sure. And I am sure, even though there's a lot of emotion behind being sure. She told me there were risks, though minimal. She … Continue reading Stream of Consciousness: Sterilization
Category: Health and Wellness
4 Ways to Balance Productivity and Cleanliness
Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash Cleanliness and productivity go hand in hand. There’s been plenty of research done over the years to support this idea, too. Some of the benefits of a clean environment include lower stress levels, higher morale, and increased focus. More to come on how to balance these in a minute. If … Continue reading 4 Ways to Balance Productivity and Cleanliness
How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset
Image ID: A black notebook with red writing that says "Write Ideas" with two overlapping speech bubbles. Next to the notebook is a wooden pencil. The notebook and pencil are on top of a dark stained wooden surface with slats. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash My relationship with my creativity has had its ups and downs. I've … Continue reading How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset
What We Keep Messing Up About “SMART” Goals
A blue planner notebook that says "My Secret Plan to Rule the World" with a pink background. Photo by Ann H from Pexels. Goals should be SMART, right? Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. But a lot of us fail to pay attention to the achievable and relevant parts of the planning process. We stick to specific and … Continue reading What We Keep Messing Up About “SMART” Goals
My Quest for a Fat-Friendly Doctor
You are doing the best you can. Other people's problematic beliefs about what it means to try hard and be healthy have no bearing on what you are doing for yourself. You do not have to do yoga, eat kale, go gluten free, or get acupuncture in order to be worthy of rest, nourishment, and the accommodations you need to get through your day. Your weight is not an indicator of your health — and also, your health is not an indicator of your VALUE AS A PERSON.
When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself
Photo by Allan Bueno on Unsplash I haven't felt like myself lately. I used to always be there for everyone around me with a pep talk for every situation. I listened to people's problems, authentically gave them an ear, and told them that it was okay to not be okay -- but that they were … Continue reading When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself
How to Eat Ethically When You’re Recovering from an Eating Disorder
Your first priority in eating while recovering from an eating disorder is to feed yourself and work on the mental health aspects of your recovery. But as you get further into recovery you may want to start investigating more sustainable and ethical food choices.
How to Keep Your Body and Mind in Check When at Home
Keeping up with your mental and physical state is extremely important, especially during times of uncertainty like these. Luckily, there are at-home tools to help you do just that. From a pain tracker that records your hourly symptoms, to a mindfulness tracker that marks your head-to-toe sensations, there are plenty of options available no matter … Continue reading How to Keep Your Body and Mind in Check When at Home
What You Need to Know About Weight Gain During Social Distancing
You have permission to not be on a diet right now (and forever after this is over).
How to Work From Home for the First Time
I’m used to working from home a couple days a week, but this feels different for me too.
Because it's not really "working from home." It's being at home while big global events are happening and it's not safe to do things you normally do...and trying to do your normal work.