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Mind and Body

Dropping Wisdom

April 28, 2016 |

As I am edging ever closer to 50, I’d like to drop some of my wisdom on you (*said with tongue firmly in cheek):


Sometimes I feel like we suffer from a sense of cultural cognitive distortion—I don’t wear … Read More

The Aesthetics of Invisible Illness

April 27, 2016 |

Welcome to guest writer Beth who wrote a piece for Aesthetics Week on how appearances can be deceiving. 

I know the look all too well as I hang up my handicap parking placard in my rear view window. It follows … Read More

Nerdy Makeup is the Bomb Dot Com

April 26, 2016 |

I love indie makeup, y’all.

There are so many reasons for this. I like supporting small businesses. I like having more color (and, let’s be real, sparkle) options than with traditional makeup companies. I like how much easier it is … Read More

Anxiety Lies

April 23, 2016 |

For the longest time, I thought I didn’t have problems with anxiety.

I don’t get panic attacks. I don’t wake up in the middle of the night, heart pounding and full of nameless dread. I do have trouble sleeping but … Read More

Neverending Story

April 22, 2016 |

It’s Anxiety Awareness Month, which is a hilarious concept to me—as if I am ever unaware of anything. Trust me, I’m aware. I’m the king of awareness. I’m aware of every dang thing.

I wrote back in 2014 about what it’s like for me … Read More

An Open Book: Let’s Talk About Borderline Personality Disorder

April 14, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Please welcome back Can’t Talk streamer and guest writer Kirstin Carnage for a personal piece on Borderline Personality Disorder. 

Trigger warning: This piece refers to eating disordered behavior, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.

I don’t even know how to start this. … Read More

Inside Illness

April 8, 2016 | | 2 Comments

I don’t know exactly what this piece is about. Something about having illnesses, living with illnesses, loving people with illnesses. Something like that.

It’s like you’re climbing up a gravel-covered mountain. You may make some progress, but one false move and … Read More

Beyond 101: Self Care

March 11, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

I’m having a stressful week and also having a hormonally compromised week, so I figure now is a good time to talk about self care.

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How I Became A Low Maintenance Friend

February 17, 2016 |

I like to call myself a low maintenance friend. I don’t need constant attention, I’m not causing or wanting to get involved in personal issues that run rampant in people’s lives, I’m the quiet, low maintenance friend that is there … Read More

Socially Awkward

February 16, 2016 |

Please welcome back guest writer Sarah Coleman for a piece on being vulnerable in friendship.

I’ve always found navigating friendships more difficult than dating but, then again, I married the first guy I dated. But, I knew that I really … Read More