Overcoming Self-Consciousness

The latest pink lip shade has your heart doing some excited flips, and you can’t wait to have it. You’ve put together your pennies, and just as you’re proceeding toward the checkout, your thought bubble expands with all the negative thoughts crowding it. You start wondering if your friends will really like it and if they […]

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A Dancer’s Stretching Routine

As a dancer (and someone who had to take nine painful years of compulsory physical education at school), I cannot overstate the importance of stretching before and after exercising. Not doing so is a one-way ticket to an injury and multiple physio appointments. Warming up and cooling down the muscles you plan on using will […]

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Body Acceptance

To be frank, it deeply saddens me to see how few people have truly accepted themselves. As an advocate of positivity, natural-body positivity is a part of that. I believe it is extremely important (especially as a woman) to take the time to learn to accept the skin you’re in. As women in today’s society, we […]

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A Home of Disorder

I don’t really know my husband, and he really doesn’t know me. We have been together for six years, and we have changed so much in that time, but what has not changed is how fundamentally different we are. Don’t get me wrong, I can usually predict 75% of the things he will say and […]

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On Living with Anxiety

When I tell people I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), they usually assume that I get stressed easily and I don’t know how to handle it. Yes, I get stressed. I get stressed under any number of circumstances. Unfortunately, this extends to many aspects of my life. I have claustrophobia, social anxiety, trouble sleeping, extreme […]

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Movements of the Mind

It’s a colorful darkness. Pitch black with lights flashing everywhere and fireworks. But exploding with words — some that I want to hear and some that I don’t. They’re screaming so loudly my ears ring, but I can still detect the whispers in the background, smug with their ability to trap me. Playing out conversations […]

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