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
Dear Body, I stood naked in front of the mirror today. You were in full daylight too, which would’ve felt downright garish before, but today it felt like a happy coincidence. Websters assigns one definition of naked as, “of something such as feelings or behavior, undisguised; blatant.” We ... Read More about Dear Body, there’s naked and then there’s naked.
Dear Body, it’s been a year since I started intentionally coming home to you. I know, we thought we were done with this part, ready to move on from this storyline to the next trope. You know more than anyone how hard I’ve worked these last few years to un-learn how to hate ... Read More about Dear Body, it’s been a year…
"You have to be willing to be hurt by me." His body language was casual as he said it. He leaned back against the kitchen counter, his hands folded in front of him. But his words were anything but casual. Almost like a plea, they hung in the air between us for a long moment as I froze, absorbing his ... Read More about Why It’s Better To Be Wounded Than Guarded