Tagged in "body"

Love the body you're in with recipes, fitness, meditation, and everything needed to live a long and happy life.

PMDD: Catalyst to Awakening?

Cheeky Minx
in Culture

For the millions of women coping with symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) every month, life can feel like a never-ending challenge. One week, you’re up. Then the next three, you’re rapi...

Mirror, Mirror

Sarah Sparks
in Beauty

I have a mission for you; a little exercise in self-confidence you might call it. Most women spend a significant portion of their day looking in a mirror and assessing themselves. Usually negatively. ...

Dancing With Death—Frightening and Freaky Facts About Crystal Meth Addiction

Marlene Affeld
in Culture

EscapeMeth.com reports, “Once stereotyped as a 'biker drug,' meth has a broad new consumer base. It is commonly used by the gay community, blue collar workers, young professionals, college students, m...

Living with Depression and Anxiety

Sarah Sparks
in Culture

I suffer from several mental health conditions: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, disordered eating, and neurotic issues. Over the last several years, I fell into a black hole of depression ...

Marvel & Fending Off Weltschmertz

Michelle Espinosa
in Culture

Did anybody else notice how solemn Marvel's film Captain America Civil War is? The tone and mood are very grim. Yet, can Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the writers, be blamed? Think about it?...

Living Under the Shadow of Anxiety

Stephanie Gendron
in Science

Anxiety, another invisible illness. How can I possibly justify my illness? How can I prove that I have chemical imbalances in my brain? Are they going to believe me, or think I'm too sensitive and str...

Don't Touch Me

Sarah Sparks
in Culture

I do not like being touched, especially by strangers. I don't like strangers trying to hug me. I'm not even keen on handshakes. I hate it when you are on the bus and the thigh of the person next to yo...

My Journey to Weight Loss

Melissa Hensley
in Culture

My name is Melissa Hensley. I am 32 years old. A few years ago after I had my son, I developed a hernia in my stomach that just got bigger over time. By the time I actually got up the nerve to go see ...

Life Crisis When You're Only 26 Years Old

Lizzy Arrow
in Culture

You guys are probably thinking "oh why am I listening to her about her life crisis;" I can tell you now when you read this, or when you have finished you will think "oh damn she's right". So button it...

After The Cure

Lauren Gargiulo
in Culture

I grew up with a heart condition. From the ages 12 to 17 I spent my time in waiting rooms, emergency rooms, and laying on my bed unable to speak because of the amount of pain I was in. I was the kid i...

Dear Tummy;

Sarah Sparks
in Humor

I wish we had a better relationship. I have been trying since I was a teenager to feel better about you but our negative relationship still haunts me every single day. I have tried everything to hide ...

Chronic Stress: Cortisol and Oxytocin

M.J. Green
in Science

Stress, in today’s modern technological cultures, runs ramped, the medical effects of chronic stress on the human body can be devastating. Acute (sudden stress) is normal, it is part of the fight or f...

Self-Mutilation

Sarah Sparks
in Culture

This entry is going to stray into some very personal and fairly painful material for me. I am going to come out publicly as a self-mutilator in an attempt to make other people understand what it means...

Addiction

Zak Awry
in Science

We meet thousands of people in life and without fail, when you meet someone new they'll say, “So tell me about yourself,” and you'll awkwardly respond by mentioning a few recent things about yourself ...

Nine Years

J.C. Marie
in Culture

When I was around 12 years old, I began experiencing some back pain. Nothing serious, but deep aches and soreness that would hang around for a few hours before disappearing. Always in my lower back, b...

Just Keep Swimming

Sarah Sparks
in Science

For years I have struggled with an unnamed illness that just didn't seem to have a cause. My test results would come back clear. There was no diabetes, Lupus, STDs or arthritis. I'd been diagnosed wit...