Sitting down, pen in hand, it’s hard to work through trauma in a fourth-step when “what’s your part?” is swirling around in your head. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very important to examine our part in things, but when it comes to trauma, this is not the approach that works with any sort of gentleness. Instead, it’s helpful to focus on the truth of the matter.
I journey through healing from eating disorders and learning body positivity, self-acceptance, and compassion through feminism, Buddhism, and the 12 steps.
What enthusiastic consent is and what it is not, trauma and recurrent non consensual sex, and the greater context for all genders.
Those of us who struggle with mental health have to go about self-care in an extra sensitive way. Here are 50 practices we can do while struggling.
In an interview, Phil discusses what it's like living as a Black American and how people can be better allies during times of racial injustice.
The parable of the second arrow in Buddhism illustrates how we layer guilt, blame, and judgement onto our wounds. We can practice gentleness instead.
During my recent hospitalization, I made 28 pieces of art in 8 days while coming off a manic episode. Here they are!
Kit discusses her process transitioning, the sexism she now faces, the surprise it was to lose male privilege, and how we can be better allies and advocates to trans people.
I address my concern with restriction and deprivation as a means of eating disorder recovery and share my featured letter from today's "Love, Food" podcast episode by Julie Duffy Dillon, registered dietician.
The set point theory explains why it’s so difficult to lose weight. I discuss alternatives to the vicious cycle of weight loss.
What thoughts and images are conjured up for you when I say the word “grace?”
For me, it’s a sense of love, a warm hug, and a release from worry. It’s kindness and forgiveness that’s extended by a higher power. Maybe it doesn’t necessarily ease the pain, but it makes life a little more tolerable by reminding me that I’m fundamentally okay, my okayness is untouchable by the world. I’m not broken or irredeemable because I am in fact worthy of love. I often need these sort of reminders.
I interviewed my lovely friend Franny to talk about her experiences with emotional labor from her viewpoint of a caretaker and feminist.
Katie shares her journey from eating disorders to recovery through intuitive eating, body positivity, and health at every size.
I talk about the unpopular opinion that diets and weight loss are BS. I also discuss the potential harmful effects of commenting on someone's body.
Seasonal affective disorder kicking your ass, too? Here are some ways that might help you self-soothe and gain some ground under your feet.
Diet culture is pervasive as fuck–here are 25 ways to stay body positive when the messages get to be too much.