The Courage to Quit: Why Simone Biles is More a National Hero than Ever

***TRIGGER WARINING*** Brief mention of sexual abuse Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast of all time. And three days ago, she had the courage to quit the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Why? Simone had “the twisties,” the feeling of not having mind and body in sync while doing gymnastic stunts she has practiced hundreds,Continue reading “The Courage to Quit: Why Simone Biles is More a National Hero than Ever”

A Letter to Children of Emotionally Distant Moms

Dear You, If you’re reading this letter, you may be wondering… was my mom emotionally distant? Here are some signs that she may have been… During childhood, you spent a lot of time alone, being looked after by siblings, or looking after siblings. Your mom didn’t come to your recitals, shows, or games. Your momContinue reading “A Letter to Children of Emotionally Distant Moms”

Vulnerability on Social Media

Vulnerability on social media is having A Moment. More than ever before, people are posting photos of their real, untouched bodies on Instagram – fat rolls, stretch marks, and all. People are posting photos of themselves without makeup, or crying. They’re sharing their stories of recovery from trauma, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and more.Continue reading “Vulnerability on Social Media”

3 Unexpected Self-Care Practices

When most of us think about self-care, we think of bubble baths, hot stone massages, and vacations! Those are awesome ways to practice self-care, don’t get me wrong. But fluffy robes and lavender bubble baths are only scratching the surface of what self-care entails. Unexpected self-care methods are often just as necessary, if not moreContinue reading “3 Unexpected Self-Care Practices”