Things I Wasn’t Prepared For When Losing My Cat

I'm sitting in my office, and I haven't been able to be in here longer than five minutes since Monday, the day we lost our girl Gracie. So that feels like an improvement to yesterday, where I couldn't even open my eyes without crying. Did you know that you can cry, even when your eyes [...]

Buy Nothing New In 2021

Buy Nothing New In 2021

Some time at the beginning of last year, before the pandemic, before social distancing, before the dining room closures of my favorite restaurants and bars, I watched a segment on Hasan Minhaj's Netflix Series Patriot Act that centered its discussion around fast fashion. Following the half hour eye-opening episode, I made a vow for 2020: [...]

New Year Affirmations, Not Resolutions

New Year Affirmations, Not Resolutions

This post may contain affiliate links. If you're the kind of person who gets equally caught up in and annoyed by New Year's resolutions, then welcome to the club. As a person who is in recovery from an eating disorder, my resolutions often looked like "lose ten pounds," "work out harder," or "get a six-pack". [...]

Navigating Intuitive Eating Through The Lens Of An Eating Disorder

Navigating Intuitive Eating Through The Lens Of An Eating Disorder

Trigger warning: eating disorders, anxiety, depression. Eating disorders and disordered eating have been a recurring set of characters for as long as I can recall. As far as I am aware, I've lived with some form of body dysmorphia and disordered eating since at least the third grade. In order to best discuss my experience [...]

A Christmas/Holiday Spotify Playlist You Aren’t Sick Of Hearing (Yet)

A Christmas/Holiday Spotify Playlist You Aren’t Sick Of Hearing (Yet)

Hi, all! And happy holidays! I created a fuzzy fall feelings playlist a few months ago and a lot of y'all loved it. So here I am, doing it again. I used to work in retail, and the playlists around the holidays were all bubblegum pop mixed in with some of the classic crooners we [...]