Category Archives: My Life

Healthy Eating for the Week–and Some Tips!

I’ve written before about the issues of body image that seem to plague almost all young women (and some men), following them from meal to meal and mirror to mirror like a shroud. Our culture is struggling, slowly and painfully, … Continue reading

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A Year in the Life

One year ago today, I made a change. My birthday came and went a few days before, as a feeling of hope overwhelmed my feelings of dejection. And the next time I went into work, on March 20th, I started … Continue reading

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When in Doubt, Cats

I’m really struggling to come up with a blog post today, since I’m kind of in limbo on a lot of things… so rather than force some half-baked crap on anyone, I’m just going to post a picture of my … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Body Image Issue

For whatever reason, somewhere along the line, humans started getting really, really concerned about how they look. Maybe it’s because we have a far more evolved mating system than other animals; maybe it’s because we have a far more evolved … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety and Decision-Making

Someone who has never dealt with anxiety (or any other mental illness) may not fully understand just how difficult it can be to go against the anxiety-based instincts and thought processes ingrained into your mind. Just identifying which thoughts and … Continue reading

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Confession

This post has been a long time coming (which sounds a lot more dramatic than it needs to be; what can I say? Writer). The first couple months of this year, I was low. I don’t know what it was, … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Advice

It appears to be a fact of small talk, perhaps just in the Midwest suburbs, that people will constantly give you unsolicited advice. These are suggestions (and sometimes unending interrogations intended to supply potential suggestions) for what to do—for a … Continue reading

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