Usually when I write these letters to you, Body, once I finally get it all out, then cut it back a little (a lot), deciding which parts to share and which parts are not for up public consumption, usually by that point whatever bit of tension, whatever that fussy energy is that you carry whenever you ... Read More about Dear Body, this goes both ways, doesn’t it?
We had a doctor’s appointment this week. It was the first of multiple. You woke up that day feeling jumpy, agitated, and nauseous. You always seem to be nauseous. I am trying not to be irritated with you about that. It’s hard some days. I just want to feel well and to eat well and to do life like ... Read More about Dear Body, it’s the distrust, isn’t it?
They say bad things always happen in threes. For us, they always happen in Springtime. There’s something about the juxtaposition of holding the harder, heavier, darker things of life up against such bright, warm, sunny skies that always makes me sit up, snap to, and really pay attention to my ... Read More about Dear Body, You’re the Real MVP
They say the gut is like a second brain, an entire microbiome of life, and also that it dictates just about every area of our lives from our mood to our weight to our sex drive. Maybe that seems like a reach to some, but it makes sense to us, doesn’t it, Body? I get it when people say their ... Read More about Dear Body, we do this next part together.
Last year I read over 50 books, which for me, is a lot more than usual. I love to read, I absolutely adore it. As an overly analytical and anxious person, I love the way nonfiction books help me understand myself and my world, I love how good storytelling helps me escape my sometimes-wonky thought ... Read More about 10 Things I Learned this Winter