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

Every year, the Solstice Parade, which features naked bike riding, starts the same for me: cold sweats and regrets.

It isn’t until I disappear into a crowd of naked, painted riders that I start to feel more comfortable in my own skin.

It’s easy to forget the purpose of our bodies: to transport us, to bring us joy and pleasure, to guide us as we experience the world.

I remind myself every day that my worth is not measured by how others see me, and ironically, nothing makes me more confident in that fact than riding naked in a parade.

In 2020, I’m creating a new tradition: learning from and celebrating 2019

It’s that time of year again. Here’s a different approach.

I often say I am doing ‘fine’ when I am not. Here’s why I am committing to being honest about how I feel.

I’m trying to learn to sit in the discomfort, and not dismiss my own feelings for the comfort of others

The news cycle can feel oppressively negative. Here’s how I cope.

It’s okay to break out the cookie dough and blankets