This has been the longest day ever, and I had a very busy weekend. I’m wanting this week to be over already, and it’s only Tuesday. I’m taking some time out for myself this evening. I’m reading my book and not answering the phone.
It has been brought to my attention that the usage of this phrase has become an epidemic for those that have lost all hope and feel there is nothing left to latch onto but what has already been established. And I am a firm believer that things don’t have to remain the way they are, […]
I hope you’re all still having a relaxed advent time. I refuse to get stressed this year, just refuse, YOU HEAR ME?!
April really came out of nowhere.
I don’t remember which fast food chain used that slogan in their commercials, but I can still hear the peppy, slightly salty way in which the actors said the phrase. They spoke with a blunt matter-of-factness, both a plea for our business and an expression of a truth of the human condition. It was a […]
Last week, I hit a low point emotionally and mentally and, although I could easily go into the details, I feel that it would only distract from the focus of this article. This is about how to cope with stress, not discuss stressors that bring us to low points in the first place. Let’s dive […]
First, I have to start with some apologies for the extended, somewhat unplanned hiatus of the Positivity Challenge. What started as a couple of weeks for vacation turned into much more (which I’ll explain in a moment). After this week’s Challenge, we’ll have a few more weeks of hiatus, but I promise I’ll be back […]
Good noon, Persephoneers! It’s been a super stressful week here at the Persephone Treehouse, our former server ate itself and we had some issues finding a new home. We’re back now, and the memory of the stress is starting to fade, but it was a really challenging week for all of us.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about comfort. It’s been a rough month for ol’ Unpro: various physical and emotional ailments have had me at the doctor and the pharmacy more times than I can count, and without my voice for three agonizing days. When I haven’t been apologizing to my understanding boss or throwing […]
I talk about stress every so often and by that I mean that I talk about stress so very often, but I don’t see any other way around it: being in academia, whether you’re just starting out or well into your career, can be extremely stressful. Let’s take a moment to relax together.
When I was writing the Hogswatch Special, I knew I would need to bring in balance, though I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to pull it off. The balance being that with the extra stress brought by Hogswatch, I need to make sure I’m taking care of myself, and that it’s a critical […]
I’ve got change on the brain these days, friends. And I’ll be honest with you, it’s messing my shit up.
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.