I have been trying to pay attention lately. Maybe you have, too. I’ve been thinking how attention has felt so different this past year than in any other year of my life. The pandemic—its monotony and its disruption—seemed to wreak...
Photo by Lieselotte De Bie on Unsplash I don’t remember how it felt to kick and scream as a kid. I don’t remember how it felt to wail, to want something so unreasonably badly that the gut-yearning made my fists clench into...
Photo By Nina Kolar “Hope is always accompanied by the imagination. The will to see what our physical environment seems to deem impossible. Only the creative mind can make use of hope. Only a creative people can wield it.” –...
Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash I spent a lot of my thirty-first year on earth crying about my skin. Yes, you’re reading that right: thirty-one, not thirteen, seventeen, or even twenty, when skin woes are presumed to be...
by Shahad Alzaidan Wellness, or the state of being in good health, particularly when actively sought after, has become a popular endeavor. While achieving “wellness” is a noble pursuit, it has been undermined by damaging subliminal messaging with a heavy...
This post is brought to you by Ritual.Photos by Nicole Feest at NYLONSADDLE Photography Everyone is talking about practicing self-care these days—taking baths, reading books, practicing meditation, and all the other lovely ways to take care of yourself. It’s hard...
I don’t remember the first time I masturbated. Maybe the shame and secrecy that shrouded masturbating shoved those memories into a dark corner of my brain. I vaguely recall it involved Days of Our Lives fan fiction—a story about...
By Kelsey Emmanuel  While getting a toned booty and increased muscle strength can be great, often the nonphysical benefits of exercise can be overlooked and underestimated. A regular workout routine can increase your creativity, boost your mood, improve goal setting...
Photo Courtesy of @ashleymaryart Creativity is good for the soul. The brain. The body. For happiness, joy, and connection. It’s a pretty good salve for a lot of what ails us in this hyperconnected, yet disconnected existence. Yea, yea, yea, you...
How would you define feeling stuck in a rut? For me, it’s when I can’t imagine doing, or even think about doing, a single thing. My to-do list, though full of tasks that I often enjoy, seems strenuous. And...
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