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Can't Talk | October 21, 2020

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Theme Week

All the posts for our theme weeks here at Can’t Talk.

Nat’s Bad at Self Care…But Keeps Trying Anyway

May 6, 2017 |

Self care, while important and helpful to my physical and mental well-being, is not something that comes easily to me. Fortunately, as I find myself frequently reminding myself, self care isn’t a one-time win or lose activity. I don’t have … Read More

On Wanting To Or Not

May 5, 2017 |

There is a lot of advice on the internet about how to do self care. Self care has become one of those trite self-help concepts like authenticity and gratitude; we all know we should practice these things, but what do … Read More

Tough Choices

May 4, 2017 |

Welcome back guest writer Beth for a very personal look at the Theme Week subject, self care, from the perspective of Bipolar illness and hard times.

Trigger warnings in this piece: self-harm, suicidal ideation

If I asked you to brainstorm … Read More

Saying Yes

May 3, 2017 |

Please welcome back guest writer Sarah C. for a Theme Week piece on saying yes as a part of self care.

Shonda Rhimes, creator of just about everything on Thursday nights on ABC, wrote a book a few years ago, … Read More

No Is A Complete Sentence

May 2, 2017 |

Please welcome back guest author and co-host of On Pins and Needles, Kayte, for an awesome piece about self care through boundaries.

As someone who has been in therapy, as well as a 12-step program of recovery for several years, … Read More

A Reflection on Alien Banging

March 30, 2017 |

As I am writing about space on the eve of the release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” it’s only appropriate that I talk about the thing nearest and dearest to the collective hearts of many Mass Effect fans: banging aliens. “Star … Read More

Space(is my)Jam

March 29, 2017 |

Consistency has always seemed like a luxury I could not have. I learned at an early age to seek comfort in the things that (to me) never seemed to change. As a child, that was space. I used to stare … Read More

Love Ends and That’s OK

February 24, 2017 |

I see love fall apart all the time.

I see it fall apart because of personality conflicts, different needs and desires, and chores. I see love disappear between people as the realities of life sink in past the oxytocin … Read More

Let’s Talk About Love

February 23, 2017 |

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the languages of love—all five of them. If you’re not familiar with the five love languages, the concepts come from Gary Chapman’s 1995 book “The … Read More

Love Is Not A Reward

February 22, 2017 |

Please welcome back OPAN editor and co-host Kayte for a great piece on love and boundaries.

Through my journeys both in a program of recovery as well as in the polyamory community, my definition of love has shifted and evolved … Read More