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Mind and Body

Beyond 101: Feels (part one: what the hell is a feel, anyway?)

January 24, 2014 |

Let’s talk about feelings. 

My qualifications: I often refer to myself as “in the trenches.” I’m not a neurobiologist or a medical doctor. My understanding of the way the brain works comes from only slightly more education on the matter … Read More

Living the Fat Lifestyle: Clothes Edition

January 17, 2014 | | 4 Comments

(taking silly pictures of myself. UGH this word of the year thing sucks.)

I have been out of the fat closet for a while now. Well, I guess I’m in the fat closet because nothing in the thin closet would fit … Read More

Our Lady of Vulnerability

January 10, 2014 |

Check out this TED talk by Brene Brown, it’s amazeballs (h/t @masterwaffles on the twitters)

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Thoughts On How to Apologize Well

December 26, 2013 |

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The new year is nearly upon us, and it’s a convenient time to reflect on what changes we might want to make in our lives. I’m not one for resolutions. Changing behaviors is difficult and often fraught with … Read More

Sick of Video Games

December 18, 2013 | | One Comment

The first time I remember getting nausea from a video game was in 1987. I was playing Gauntlet on my mom’s NES at midnight (I’d snuck out of bed after she went to sleep) when suddenly: Bam. Sick.

I … Read More

Hulking Out Because Depression.

December 12, 2013 |

Today I’m going to talk about depression. I really didn’t want to write about depression this week. I wanted to write about how brilliant Gone Home is and how much I hate that “literally” now LITERALLY means “figuratively”. I wanted to … Read More

Beyond 101: Self Esteem (part 2)

December 6, 2013 | | 2 Comments

(I’m still very new to taking pictures of myself, for any reason. It’s a self-esteem exercise in and of itself)

Step one was mindfulness. Now for step two:

The secret to my self esteem lies almost completely at the feet … Read More

Bell’s Handy Holiday Guide to Feeding a Vegetarian

December 3, 2013 | | 2 Comments


There are two kinds of vegetarians. I’m not talking about the whole vegan/ pescetarian/ ovo-lacto vegetarian bullshit because 1) that’s more than two things and I know how to count and also BULLSHIT, PESCETARIANS. BULL. SHIT. YOU AREN’T VEGETARIANS. … Read More

Beyond 101: Self Esteem (part 1)

November 29, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Go Google “improving self esteem.” I’ll wait.

I did this, too, because who am I to tell you what to do? I found, and you’ll find, 1000000 articles titled “X Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem Now.” When I … Read More

How to Roast a Turkey and Also Get Super Dry Skin

November 27, 2013 |

(yeah. I won NaNoWriMo this morning. That’s unrelated to this post, but I WON NANOWRIMO THIS  MORNING SO TOO BAD.)

I learned everything I know about cooking from Grandma Google, pretty much. When I decided I wanted to do my … Read More