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Mind and Body

Beyond 101: On Guidepost 3 (Resilient Spirit)

September 28, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.”

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Beyond 101: On Self-Compassion (Guidepost 2)

September 9, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.”

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Beyond 101: On Cultivating Authenticity (Guidepost One of a Wholehearted Life)

August 12, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

In her book “The Gifts of Imperfection,” Brené Brown highlights what she calls guideposts: 10 things that the wholehearted people she studied had in … Read More

Beyond 101: On Self Harm

July 8, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

I’ve had a few requests on Twitter to talk about self harm from a professional’s perspective here on the site. The fact is, self harm is … Read More

Shame Is The Worst Motivator

May 13, 2016 |

This article is part of a series going deeper into mental health and wellness. 

I tend to go on about shame, because I know that shame is responsible for a lot of what we struggle with, both individually and as … Read More

This is What Chronic Illness Looks Like

May 6, 2016 |

A Monday, in bed:

I didn’t sleep well. Every time I would move or try to roll over, the pain in my wrist or my shoulder or my hip would wake me up. Eventually, my alarm goes off and I … Read More

An Ideal Aesthetic

April 30, 2016 |

Welcome back guest writer and Twitch mod Vianey for a piece on the most important aesthetic: Respect.

I don’t have an aesthetic.

If I’m walking down the street, I’m usually wearing something casual—a nerdy T-shirt, jeans, sneakers. If there’s a … Read More

More Than Dress Up

April 30, 2016 |

Welcome back guest writer and Twitch extraordinaire Kirstin for a great piece on cosplay and aesthetics.

When it comes to fashion, I’m what you’d call a thrift store fanatic. I grew up really broke. Well, broke is kind of an … Read More

The Basics: Makeup

April 29, 2016 |

I cannot be the only one who got to adulthood not knowing how to do makeup, can I? I felt shame that I didn’t know how to makeup (or hair) for years. I felt like I had just missed something, … Read More

Dropping Wisdom

April 28, 2016 |

As I am edging ever closer to 50, I’d like to drop some of my wisdom on you (*said with tongue firmly in cheek):

MAKEUP

Sometimes I feel like we suffer from a sense of cultural cognitive distortion—I don’t wear … Read More