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

Catching myself in a reflection is not always a pleasant surprise. The perspective may be distorted, but it’s difficult not to look at these passing glimpses as a secret truth. Feelings of being not good enough or less than suddenly come to the surface. Sometimes, it takes a little extra help to dig ourselves out.

Creative burnout is inevitable. I recently took a different approach to overcome it — and it worked.

I was inspired by my friend’s comment about ‘fallow periods’

As a fat person, fear and shame have kept me from going to a spa. But I deserve to be pampered, too.

Until recently, I was even too afraid to take a fancy, candlelit bath in my own home

Why being forgetful isn’t as bad as it seems

Is my brain deteriorating, or is it simply overstuffed?