Self-Care Clips, or How YouTube Saved My Life

Internet videos are amazing. We all know this. I am just glad we have massive amounts of funny music videos, crazy cat videos, and weird whatever videos. The expansiveness of the Internet has allowed me to laugh and use that laughter as self-care.  Read More Self-Care Clips, or How YouTube Saved My Life

Self Care and Why I Think Tina Belcher is Amazing

I have been thinking a lot about Tina Belcher, oldest sibling on the animated Fox television show, Bob’s Burgers.

I’ve been in a heavy slump lately, stressed out with school, looking for work, and holding on to my dreams and ambitions, all while trying to regulate my anxiety. It hasn’t been easy, especially because, as much as I love change, I also don’t know how to function when it happens. Cue Tina Belcher and her gripping life by the groin (literally) mentality. Read More Self Care and Why I Think Tina Belcher is Amazing

Caregiving: Coconut Oil, Cats, and Yoga

There is a tub of coconut oil sitting on the kitchen table that I eye with suspicion whenever I pass, as if it might spontaneously start singing the virtues of a paleo diet or its virgin status. Why spontaneously, I don’t know. I wouldn’t want to deny the bananas nearby their chance as a warm-up act.

Read More Caregiving: Coconut Oil, Cats, and Yoga

Without Borders: On Boundaries and Communication

Q. So I have a friend that is significantly younger than me. He’s a nice kid, but very socially awkward. I try to give social pointers as much as I can, but I don’t think he really takes any of the advice I give him. Read More Without Borders: On Boundaries and Communication

Divine Frivolousness

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I broke my wrist. For those of you who’ve had similar issues or other mobility or disability issues, you know how difficult it is to move about the world feeling impaired in some way (and I realize there are way worse things than a broken wrist). The thing I found is that pain and discomfort are far easier to deal with than the little things like brushing your teeth or putting on a bra. Read More Divine Frivolousness

Persephone Pioneers: Donna Britt

It is nothing short of miraculous to open a book and have your own experience reflected back at you. It doesn’t matter that there may be stark differences between your experience and the author’s, because even if the details aren’t all the same, someone has still confirmed what you have quietly known for so long. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Donna Britt