Memories Our Bodies Hold By Katlyn Lindstrom I have always had a contentious relationship with my body. It is what I have always chosen to punish for the pain of trauma, seeking control over a body, whose only fault was giving me a vessel in which to exist, through anorexia, obsessive exercise, occasional self-harm, abusive self-talk, and so many other angry… Continue reading Memories Our Bodies hold
Save Time, Money, and Yourself: Budgeting for Self-Care By Emma Grace Brown The idea of self-care conjures up activities that may come with a hefty price tag, from spa days and massages to mini-vacations. The advice from the publication Her Money cautions that self-care costs should comprise “about 5 percent of your budget, maximum,” but that also… Continue reading Save Time, Money, and Yourself: Budgeting for Self-Care
February Is the Month of (Self) Love By Mallory Corbin It’s that time of year—again—where we’re bombarded with ads for heart-shaped candies, plush teddy bears hugging heart-shaped pillows, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, heart-shaped trinkets, heart-shaped everything touting heart-shaped sweet nothings and heart-shaped confessions. For all intents and purposes, February is heart-shaped. Yes, it’s true, February… Continue reading February is the month of (Self) Love
A Revolution by Faith Coleman Living for yourself is revolutionary. Never again, will I be my own adversary! I learned to heal and take peace in my process because, placing one’s validation over my mental health undoes my progress. When you open a door, it may be locked. If I tell you I’m not ready to speak,… Continue reading Faith Coleman: A Revolution
Contributor: Kelly McClintock As Michigan families spend significantly more time in the home due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and consequent stay-at-home orders, injuries in the home are expected to rise. But accidental injuries are not the only type of harm on the rise at home; as one might expect, the stay-at-home orders which have… Continue reading What “Stay-at-Home” Means for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Contributor: Catherine Sherman Diaczok, RN, BSN Wow. What a weird time, huh? I think many of us, myself included, oscillate between struggling to slow down, and searching for motivation. We’ve all heard (either from our own mouths, or the mouths of others) the variations of, “I can’t concentrate.” “I didn’t get anything done.” “I’ve just… Continue reading Reflection + Being Kind to Yourself
By Casey Sterle In just a few short weeks our world has changed drastically. Days that would have been spent at the office––chatting with other people, sharing jokes and snacks over meetings––and nights at the crowded bar––playing pool and darts––have been replaced by this new thing we call social distancing. If someone had asked… Continue reading Social Distancing… But How Distant Are We?