You’re Thinking About Me

This is what my brain continually tells me when I interact with or even just come near people. The mechanism behind this is a cognitive distortion called mindreading.

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IF THE DRESS DOESN’T FIT

And then I remembered. I hated my body then when I was thin, and I hated it now. It wasn’t all about the weight.

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I’ve Been Stuck

A study by a writer and activist from Inc. found that 67% of millennials feel extreme pressure to succeed, compared to 40% of GenXers and 23% of Baby Boomers. Millennials have this profound feeling that they “haven’t done enough yet,” and that time is running out.

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Mindfulness Practice

In the world we live in today, we really don’t spend a lot of time being mindfully present. We tend to disconnect from our actual experience to either live through someone vicariously on instagram, or just engage with our own thoughts rather than reality.

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Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Dangers of Not Getting Help

I know what can happen when you ignore your mental health – when you try to hide that you are in pain. Today I’m not going to present you with my full story, but instead discuss the dangers of not getting help and the hindering role stigma plays in that process.

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Body Positive Movement

The problem that I see deals with visibility. Disproportionately, we are making bigger women invisible. We don’t celebrate their body type, and we don’t tell their stories. We are making 68% of our American population invisible.

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Ehlers Danlos & Being Rare

Being 23 and living with a rare genetic condition often seems extremely contradictory to me. And I can’t say that I haven’t held a lot of resentment about that, because I have.

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A Love Letter to January

“Why am I writing a love letter to January?” you ask. I find humans to be exceptionally endearing in January. The influx of people at the gym, the total clearing of shelves at Trader Joe’s, the table of untouched desserts at work, and the friendlier faces. It’s a time of year when you can see […]

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What’s The Big Mystery?

Truth-be-told, I have been watching a lot of Sex and the City lately. And by, “a lot,” I mean that I binged about six seasons in under a month. So, I’m going to have a little Carrie Bradshaw moment here. Let’s talk about sex, baby. Now, if you didn’t agree with my last post – […]

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