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Humor

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. 

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: A to Z

Where would I be without Terry Pratchett?

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Pop Culture

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 […]

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Mental Illness

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 […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Self-Care After Final Exams

Let’s rejoice, students! Finals are now over.

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Life

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.

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Bodies

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 […]

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Persephone Pioneers

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.

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Reader Challenge

2012 Sexy-Times Challenge: Weekly Orgasms

I’m not usually the one around here who talks about this, but I need to, right now. See, there’s been a lot of talk around these parts about taking care of yourself, and we’re (as a site) pretty open about talking about sex. (Thank you, Papers-are-Patient! Ms. Vagina Science! Awkwardette! Others!) But today I’m here […]

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Bodies

15 Easy Self Care Ideas

Most of us are taught that the way to succeed is too work lots of hours, exercise until we can’t move, and “rest when we die.” We’re taught to measure our success by how hard we work and how much we can acquire. This “no pain, no gain” culture can have many negative effects, including […]

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Bodies

Practicing Radical Self Care

After a nearly one month hiatus, Ms. Vagina Science is back! But not to discuss vaginas. Instead, I want to address an issue which is near and dear to me as of late, and of which I think everyone should make a priority – Radical Self Care.

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Bodies

The Strength In Gentleness

So for some reason, I’ve been writing a lot about my “no-poo” hair experiment lately. And now I’ve gone even deeper into this experiment, as I’ve begun doing something called water-only washing. In essence, I’ve completely stopped using any thing on my hair other than water, baking soda, eggs, and apple cider vinegar. Big deal, […]

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Bodies

I’m Dating Myself Again . . . Literally

I’m bringing back one of my favorite posts this week. Read the magic of dating yourself as a way of upping your self care and amplifying your attraction factor. Enjoy!