Going into my surgery, I was feeling overwhelmed. It was the first time in months that I had nothing distracting me and I was focusing on just me. I never questioned myself or my surgery, but everything I have been feeling for the past few months from school, work and life hit me - hard.… Continue reading I just feel really happy
Birthday present to myself
Over the weekend, I was notified that my insurance approved the pre-authorization for the salpingectomy and stated it was medical necessity. Honestly, I was shocked that it came in so fast, especially after I had been told it would take up to 2 weeks. I waited though until I received a message from my doctor's… Continue reading Birthday present to myself
Let's get personal. It's not like we haven't had a lot of personal conversation already over the past decade, but let's talk about something new. Health is inherently political. Health is also a business, and in the US, it feels a lot less like healthcare and more like "sick care". This is something that is… Continue reading Permanently Childless
COVID Poem: C19 – Bingo!
I guess, I'll share a poem because that's the easiest way I can get words onto the screen today. C19 - Bingo! Dear loved one Dear little girl Dear letters Dear change Dear hope Dear tears Dear structure Dear mountains Dear - anxiety I wake up thinking it's been a bad dream I know that… Continue reading COVID Poem: C19 – Bingo!
What I’ve learned from writing poetry so far this year
The past few weeks I’ve been doing a bit more reflecting on my writing this year. More specifically, poetry – what it does for me right now, how and where it started last fall and how I want it to continue to evolve. It’s kind of weird for me to see its evolution this past… Continue reading What I’ve learned from writing poetry so far this year
Guest post: What can self-care look like?
This is a collaboration and ad post. I recently met Alicia of Boxed In, Co who makes the She Matters Subscription Box through the Boston Business Women's networking group. Over the next few weeks, we're doing a few collaborations together and she was gracious enough to push herself to write up a quick post for… Continue reading Guest post: What can self-care look like?
Acceptance can create neutrality
Something I’ve been practicing this year is losing or shifting labels and purpose in my daily life. In relation to nutrition, we talk about ditching labels so food no longer is identified as good or bad, unhealthy or healthy, but just food. Using thought processes of do I like this food or does this food… Continue reading Acceptance can create neutrality
Meet Your Team: Licensed Professional Counselor
Behavioral health is health, and while I think we know that, I don't think we know that. It's often pushed aside and I really do believe it's because many of us downplay our emotions. We tell ourselves "well, someone else has it worse, I'm making a big deal for no reason." That may be true,… Continue reading Meet Your Team: Licensed Professional Counselor
Being half-in is a disservice
Last year I was talking with a friend about health coaching and how I work with clients. We talked a lot about the mental health aspect of health and I said it was important to help them navigate some of the tough questions and then refer when things go out of your scope. She told… Continue reading Being half-in is a disservice
Review: Girl, Wash Your Face
Self-help books don't always sit well with me. I think there are a lot of them with good intentions, but there are so many that leave something to be desired. But I also think that it comes down to who is the intended audience, and am I really them. I picked up Rachel Hollis's book,… Continue reading Review: Girl, Wash Your Face