body positivity, dating, friendships, healing, relationships, sex, weight

What I’ve learned about love, sex, and relationships so far

In less than 24 hours, I will be turning 30. When I started this blog 5 years ago, I was in a completely different space, feeling trapped in a relationship that I felt I needed to be in, shedding harmful habits, and struggling to make a name for myself in an industry that I was… Continue reading What I’ve learned about love, sex, and relationships so far

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depression, gratitude, healing, mental health, self awareness, weight

What Depression Looks Like

"The longer I do this, the more I realize that there isn't a specific type of patient afflicted by this," said my psychiatrist. I was in the hospital, recovering from my first and only major depressive episode. Just days after my birthday, the quiet storm of seemingly unrelated events that had been brewing for months… Continue reading What Depression Looks Like

body positivity, health, self awareness, weight, workplace

Fat and Fit: Body Positivity and Weight Loss

In October, my knee was killing me. I chalked it up to the heavy lifting I'd been doing since moving into my home. It wasn't strained or swollen. It just hurt. I'm not sure exactly when people started using the phrase "body-positive" as the catchall phrase for physical acceptance, but it likely stems from the… Continue reading Fat and Fit: Body Positivity and Weight Loss

assault, blog, gratitude, healing, love, weight

Simmer but don’t Burn: Letting go of Bitterness

In response to today's Daily Prompt: Simmer , I've decided to write about how and why I value "letting go" of painful situations and experiences. I grew up on the higher end of the middle class spectrum in Queens, New York. My childhood was filled with generally "normal" things: class field trips, curiosity, some bullying/teasing,… Continue reading Simmer but don’t Burn: Letting go of Bitterness