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Can't Talk | December 15, 2017

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Self Care

Articles on all kinds of self care

Nat’s Bad at Self Care…But Keeps Trying Anyway

May 6, 2017 |

Self care, while important and helpful to my physical and mental well-being, is not something that comes easily to me. Fortunately, as I find myself frequently reminding myself, self care isn’t a one-time win or lose activity. I don’t have … Read More

On Wanting To Or Not

May 5, 2017 |

There is a lot of advice on the internet about how to do self care. Self care has become one of those trite self-help concepts like authenticity and gratitude; we all know we should practice these things, but what do … Read More

Tough Choices

May 4, 2017 |

Welcome back guest writer Beth for a very personal look at the Theme Week subject, self care, from the perspective of Bipolar illness and hard times.

Trigger warnings in this piece: self-harm, suicidal ideation

If I asked you to brainstorm … Read More

Saying Yes

May 3, 2017 |

Please welcome back guest writer Sarah C. for a Theme Week piece on saying yes as a part of self care.

Shonda Rhimes, creator of just about everything on Thursday nights on ABC, wrote a book a few years ago, … Read More

No Is A Complete Sentence

May 2, 2017 |

Please welcome back guest author and co-host of On Pins and Needles, Kayte, for an awesome piece about self care through boundaries.

As someone who has been in therapy, as well as a 12-step program of recovery for several years, … Read More

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