Wow, the topics of body image and judgement are so huge. And I might be a total fool to try to tackle them. But, I think these are important topics for all women. We all want to believe we’re the best versions of ourselves at all times, but how can we possibly be? And I really would like to know, am I the only woman who goes into judgement mode when I look at other women? It’s terrible, I know, but sharing out loud about uncomfortable topics is my way of healing. So, without further ado, let’s let the healing begin! Continue reading BODY IMAGE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN LOOK AT OTHER WOMEN?
I don’t know if it’s because Mercury is in Retrograde, or what. This planet retrogrades from May 29th to June 22nd 2021, and with this galactic chaos comes implicit problems with communication and technology, among other things. I openly admit that I do not do well when things are out of my control. And a lot of adulting often consists of dealing with shit that I don’t have much control over. I can typically handle this kind of thing in small doses. But as this retrograde unfolds, and more and more shit becomes uncontrollable, I’m finding that adulting is hard, and I’m super struggling with it right now. Continue reading ADULTING IS HARD AND I’M STRUGGLING WITH IT RIGHT NOW
I don’t know about you, but I’m not the least bit ashamed of the fact that I go to therapy. I mean, are people still embarrassed to admit this? Or even embarrassed to go? The benefits of therapy, when you finally learn how to do therapy the right way, far outweigh any shame or embarrassment … Continue reading HOW TO DO THERAPY THE RIGHT WAY
I recently binged watched The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow on Netflix and she did an episode on female sexuality. This episode got me thinking about so many things, and why it’s so hard, as women, asking for what we want in the bedroom. I also appreciated how Gwyneth shared that as a young woman, she was mostly concerned with pleasing the guy. And only in her 40s did she start thinking about her own pleasure. I felt so validated by her honesty. And up until that point, I really thought I was the only woman who felt that way. Continue reading ASKING FOR WHAT WE WANT IN THE BEDROOM
Every woman’s body is different, and therefore, every woman’s period is different. I have a twin sister and our periods could not be more different. Granted, she is my fraternal twin, so we are not exactly alike. But even though we are not identical twins, we still share LOTS of genes together. And our periods are like night and day. Her period is in fact so awful, that for most of her life, it threatened her well-being and sanity on a monthly basis. I’m sure many women can relate. She has recently removed certain period-initiating organs, and is just now starting to settle into a never-known peace. I’m so happy for her and can’t wait to see how her new suffering-free life unfolds. However, I still menstruate, and I’m only just now attempting to make peace with my period. Continue reading ATTEMPTING TO MAKE PEACE WITH MY PERIOD
I know I’m super lucky to have a twin sis. And in many ways, it really is as cools as everyone thinks it is. We shared a womb together and were side by side, quite literally, throughout our upbringing. We didn’t always get along, and we don’t have tons and tons of things in common. But we have a shared bond that is not really comparable to any other kind of relationship. And for whatever reason, with all of our differences, we especially bond over one particular topic more than any other. And that topic is pop culture. This week’s podcast episode features me geeking out about pop culture with my twin sister. Continue reading GEEKING OUT ABOUT POP CULTURE WITH MY TWIN SISTER
I never really thought I would devote an entire blog post to flowers, but, here we are. And it’s not because I think talking about flowers is basic and boring and obvious. Although, that might be what you think about flowers, initially. But it’s more because this topic is so powerful and profound for me, I’m quite intimidated to tackle the subject. It honestly took me a really long time to choose my featured image for this article. It had to be just right. And no words or images can really convey the magic of flowers and why I need them in my life. But, in this article, I’m going to try to explain. Continue reading THE MAGIC OF FLOWERS AND WHY I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE
Every Sunday, I cook a semi-extravagant meal for the week. It might be a fancy pasta dish, or a meat dish with tasty sides. And for every Sunday meal, I cook it with the goal in mind that I want it to last us as long as possible…so I don’t have to cook again during the week. However, inevitably, Wednesday rolls around and our leftovers are pretty much made up of unsubstantial nibs and nubs. After hours of denial and resistance, I finally accept the fact that I need to go to the grocery store again mid-week (something I abhor!). However, once I calm down and give it a bit of thought, I am usually able to come up with something pretty awesome. I try to concoct low-maintenance, thrown-together-but-doesn’t-suck meals whenever possible. So, here is my “delicious mid-week meal when you just don’t give a darn” idea for this week. Continue reading DELICIOUS MID-WEEK MEAL WHEN YOU JUST DON’T GIVE A DARN
I’m not going to lie. I wouldn’t say that humility is one of my strong traits. However, I do think there is a huge difference between having confidence in yourself, and being obnoxious and conceited. And I don’t believe I ever venture into the obnoxious realm of self-confidence. I like to celebrate when things go well for me, and I think that’s a good thing. To me, it’s much more honest to say, “Yes, I kick ass, thank you!” Rather than saying, “Oh no, please, not me, no thank you.” When really, everyone wants recognition and love. So, without any humility or apologies, I’m happy to share that The Dazzling Blogger Award goes to me! Continue reading THE DAZZLING BLOGGER AWARD GOES TO ME!