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

I recently stumbled across the term “highly sensitive person” (HSP), and so many of my struggles as a parent started to make sense. Put simply, HSPs have neural networks that are wired to be hyper-aware of physical, mental and emotional input. I start the day with a finite amount of emotional energy, and when that’s gone, I’m emotionally fragile, overstimulated and need to reset. But sometimes I don’t get that chance.

Do you remember LiveJournal? It was an essential part of my teenage identity.

Back in 2005, I’d spend hours reading what others had written

I have always struggled with dark circles under my eyes. Here’s what I didn’t realize.

I learned a lot when I looked into the ideas behind certain beauty products

I was scared to try the menstrual cup. But it changed everything.

Here are four reasons I prefer it to tampons and pads