Cancer, Body Image, and Perspective

Life has handed me a few curveballs lately, and I haven’t spent much time writing at all, on my own or on my blog. The reality is that this last half of my year has left me overwhelmed with a great deal of fear, grief, and uncertainty, and writing has not been on my mind…

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Letting Real Life In

Guess what? I’m still alive!¬†The last few months have been a whirlwind, and I have gone from writing almost every day to being completely incommunicative. My bad. Things in my world have been a bit out of control lately, and writing simply hasn’t been at the forefront of my consciousness, but I decided to check…

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Your Body, Forever

Good morning! I haven’t written in quite a while, as I’ve had a lot going on in my life. The response to the Here Be Monsters podcast that came out last week has been phenomenal, and thank you to all of you have listened and offered words of thanks and encouragement! It has meant so…

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Thinking Out Loud 9/1/16: Feeling Thankful

Good morning! How are you on this fabulous day in September? I’m feeling¬†great today, because I just slept for over ten hours. I can’t remember the last time that happened, but I decided to sleep without an alarm clock and that’s where I ended up! Nothing feels better than a solid night of rest, am…

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How Thin Privilege is Killing Us

Good morning! It’s been a while since I’ve written, but I’m feeling rather impassioned about something today. I recently listened to a fantastic episode of This American Life that gave me a great deal to think about, and I’m linking up with Amanda to share some of my thoughts today. If you have ever lost…

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Smaller Does Not Equal Happier: Moving from Recovery to Discovery

Good morning, fabulous people! How are you all doing today? My day off of work is off to a nice, lazy start but I have quite a few things to get done by the time my weekend’s over. Before I start checking things off of my to-do list, however, I’m linking up with Amanda to…

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Thinking Out Loud 6/2/16: Choosing How You Spend Your Life

Good evening! Man, I’m not doing the greatest job of linking up in a timely manner lately. I don’t have much of an excuse, except that I don’t really like to write a post until I feel like I have something worth saying. I hate when writing something feels forced, and sometimes that results in…

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Thinking Out Loud 5/19/16: How Will I Know When I’m “Recovered”?

Good morning, fine people of the World Wide Web! I hope that your Thursday is off to a fantastic start. Today, I’m taking the day to do whatever the hell I want to and get a good bit of rest before tomorrow back into my work week tomorrow. So far, my plans include coffee, an…

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News Flash: You Probably Need to Eat More

Good morning! How is your Thursday going so far? Mine started off rather stressfully, as I was stuck in traffic for about an hour and a half on my way to a doctor’s appointment, but it’s much better now. While I sat in traffic, gritting my teeth and resenting every single person on the road,…

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Thinking Out Loud 5/5/16: A Day in the Life and Abolishing Shoulds

Good morning, and happy Cinco de Mayo! I feel like I should probably be making Mexican food for dinner tonight, but instead I’m going to make Senegalese food for my housemates. Maybe I’ll serve it with a side of tacos. Anywho, today I’m linking up with Amanda for some Thinking Out Loud. I’ve realized that…

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