Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Lately, I have been thinking about my increasing need to be around nature as a form of self-care. I spent a great deal of time outside as a kid, learning about plants and ecosystems, and came to understand how being in the forest made me feel connected to something larger than myself. Living in New York City as an adult, my relationship with the outdoors has changed, as I’ve increasingly come to realize that access to the natural world is also a political issue.

Fat and anorexic: Everyone praised me for my weight loss but I was sicker than I’d ever been

This dangerous disorder can hurt anyone, regardless of weight, class, race or gender

Martial arts made me appreciate my body like never before. Here’s why.

Training has been truly revolutionary for me

Why I’m saying ‘no more’ to trying on clothes in stores

There’s something about the anxiety of buying jeans