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Can't Talk | April 28, 2017

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Mind and Body

Beyond 101: Self Care

March 11, 2016 |

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

I’m having a stressful week and also having a hormonally compromised week, so I figure now is a good time to talk about self care.

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How I Became A Low Maintenance Friend

February 17, 2016 |

I like to call myself a low maintenance friend. I don’t need constant attention, I’m not causing or wanting to get involved in personal issues that run rampant in people’s lives, I’m the quiet, low maintenance friend that is there … Read More

Socially Awkward

February 16, 2016 |

Please welcome back guest writer Sarah Coleman for a piece on being vulnerable in friendship.

I’ve always found navigating friendships more difficult than dating but, then again, I married the first guy I dated. But, I knew that I really … Read More

Why We Should Listen To Kids

February 11, 2016 |

Please welcome guest writer Chris with a fantastic piece on listening to kids when they report abuse.

Over Christmas dinner, a prison guard for the juvenile system , whom I am barely related to, spoke with pride and mixed anger … Read More

PAX South 2016: Why Am I So Angry?

February 5, 2016 | | 8 Comments

The Penny Arcade Expo has always been an uplifting experience for me. PAX is a beacon, calling people together to discover, share, and explore interests while connecting with creators and fans. It’s an experience that always feels authentic, and when … Read More

Boundaries Vs. Rules

January 22, 2016 |

When I started doing boundary work, I wasn’t clear on what having a boundary meant, let alone when I was allowed to have one and when I wasn’t (spoiler: always and never). I thought it might be useful to lay … Read More

Skinny People Have Problems

January 8, 2016 | | 4 Comments

This article is part of a series titled Living While Fat. (I never know what type of photo to use with these posts, so enjoy this shouting bear.)

I forget that thin people have problems.

It’s weird. I know a … Read More

Fitness Without Numbers

January 5, 2016 |

A couple months ago, my husband handed me a device he’d just gotten in the mail. “It’s a body fat monitor,” he said. “Want to try it?”

I handed it back like it was on fire. “No, I do … Read More

Word of the Year 2016

January 1, 2016 |

This is my third new year as part of Can’t Talk, and I am happy and proud that I can write yet another word of the year post for our little media world. In 2015, my word was OUTREACH, and, … Read More

These Are Not New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2015 | | 2 Comments

I like to say that I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I like to say that a lot, because I like to believe that I’m edgy and different and too cool to do the thing that everyone else also says … Read More