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Self Care

Articles on all kinds of self care

What Trump Can’t Take Away

November 15, 2016 | | One Comment

On November 7, as a newly naturalized American citizen, I voted in my very first election. I was thrilled. I was voting for the first woman president! To say that it was a historic moment would be an understatement.


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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

My Journey In Shedding My Toxic Masculinity

June 29, 2016 |

It has been nearly a year since I was asked to be a staff writer at Can’t Talk Media, and in that time I have changed and learned a great deal about myself. Much of it I wish I had … Read More

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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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

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

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 124: Licking Business Cards

November 30, 2015 |

Download this episode (right click and save) On this episode of the Can’t Talk Podcast, we record live and discuss possible unpleasant holiday scenarios. Do you have racist relatives? Does someone you know comment on your eating? We have … Read More


October 30, 2015 |

After reading this article, written by someone who committed a sexual assault, I got to thinking. We do not teach kids about consent, not really. Because we don’t talk much about emotion, empathy, and human connection in school (and certainly … Read More

Just Say No: Boundaries and You

October 11, 2015 |

Please welcome back guest writer Kelly for a great article on setting boundaries on social media and in your life.

Taking steps to maintain and improve your mental health isn’t just for those who suffer from mental illness. Every single … Read More

Thoughts on “Rising Strong”

October 7, 2015 |

A disclaimer: I can’t give a truly unbiased review of Dr. Brown’s work because I am committed to and trained in The Daring Way™ work that grew from her books and is now being used all over the country by … Read More