We Need a Different Teacher

I'm all for promoting good mental and physical health, but it appears our current standards are at odds for both. So yes, it might be safer for people to pursue a more realistic ideal that doesn't take us as far away from who we truly are or what our body naturally wants to do, but if we leave the decision in someone else's hands, we will forever be surrendering our own power.

A heart-warming reminder that it really is “the thought that counts”

With the end of American thanksgiving, Christmas and holiday season feels like it's right around the corner, and with it the inevitable pressure to empty our wallets to show that we care. Over a celebratory lunch for my boyfriend's birthday the other weekend, I couldn't help but lament that I wasn't (financially) able to afford [...]

[TRIGGER WARNING]

In a general sense, a "trigger warning" is considered a statement alerting someone that content may contain potentially distressing material. Regardless of the initial intent of introducing trigger warnings, they are currently used beyond just for people with PTSD and are increasingly "misused" - with less and less apparent or consistent meaning (as are most [...]