There are a few stories I am embarrassed to tell. And (just about) all of them are about my sexuality as a woman. The patriarchy has led me to believe, for a very long time, that the body of a...
Photo Courtesy of @megangalante One of the privileges of working for oneself is the ability to take a mental health day when needed. However, for many of us, taking a full eight hours off of work to focus on our...
It was my first time getting an EKG test. I undressed in the same room as the nurse. When I get nervous, I’m overly friendly to the point of being pathetic, so the nurse chuckled softly when I said...
I’ll never forget my first experience with essential oils. I was getting my very first facial, and the service began with a massage and some aromatherapy. I closed my eyes as the esthetician waved blends of bergamot, rose, eucalyptus,...
I had to “break up” with my therapist because finding effective mental health care isn’t easy For Mental Health Awareness Month, HelloGiggles is publishing “The Support You Deserve,” an essay series...
Breastfeeding my son was deeply empowering—even when I got mastitis Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the complexities of parenting. In our weekly...
The first doctor to take my pelvic pain seriously wasn’t a gyno, but a talk therapist Too many of us have stories of doctors not believing our pain, years spent being...
Photo Courtesy of 2ndTruth As previously seen on Wit & Delight If there’s any season for taking it easy and relaxing, summer is it. But we all still have busy lives—to-do lists to keep up with, errands to run, relationships to maintain;...
by Kelsey Emmanuel After you are finished working out, do you notice that your skin gives off a certain natural glow? Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; when you workout, your blood circulation increases and delivers oxygen and nutrients...
Image Courtesy of @jimmymarbles Long, stretched out Saturdays. Weekday happy hours gone too long. Blissed out sunsets by the lake and early, early mornings of sunlight. True, gritty heat waves, turning the United States into a red and orange gradient...
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