Why I Have a Problem With Sarcasm

Why I Have a Problem With Sarcasm

Sarcasm can be mean, it can be unhealthy, and can hurt relationships; yet so many people treat sarcasm as a personality trait synonymous with cool, clever, and witty. I have a problem with sarcasm for a variety of reasons; primarily because a lot of people use sarcasm inappropriately and cause a lot of damage in [...]

My Behavioral and Psychological Changes After My Breast Reduction

My Behavioral and Psychological Changes After My Breast Reduction

Like so many women with large breasts I always felt like people saw them first, and me, if at all, second. I had so much internalized hate towards my breasts because I felt like they prevented me from being me, from being seen as the intelligent and competent person I am, and from feeling respected as a human and not an object.

Things I Didn’t Ask My Breast Reduction Surgeon That I Should Have, But Didn’t Know To

Things I Didn’t Ask My Breast Reduction Surgeon That I Should Have, But Didn’t Know To

Ask your surgeon and doctor about the things you care about, and don't let yourself get to a point where you are so desperate anything is good enough for you. Ask questions and if you don't like the answers, it's okay to talk to other surgeons covered by your insurance. You are going to a surgeon for a very important medical service, if they aren't satisfying your needs and concerns, find someone who will. Know as much as you can about your surgery as possible. Knowledge, in this sense, can only hep you in your breast reduction process and give you agency.

Why Minimalism is Right For Me, but Not Everyone

Why Minimalism is Right For Me, but Not Everyone

I've mentioned this before in my "5 Ways Decluttering Changed My Life"  post, but clutter triggers my anxiety. Clutter makes me feel trapped and claustrophobic; Dirty and cluttered homes stress me out and it took me a long time to realize that this was my problem. This anxiety has guided me towards a more simple [...]

Why I’m Not Afraid of Talking About My Breast Reduction Publicly

Why I’m Not Afraid of Talking About My Breast Reduction Publicly

As I have said in my many posts about my breast reduction, I think it's important for me to talk about it. In fact, I think it's one of the most important things I am doing right now. I have stated in the past that I struggled to find good information and content on breast [...]

Make it a Habit: How To Consume Media Critically and Carefully

Make it a Habit: How To Consume Media Critically and Carefully

As we get closer to the 2020 election and potential presidential candidates are out campaigning, we are sure to start hearing conflicting stories, dissenting opinions, and mudslinging (something that has happened for hundreds of years in politics). I am someone who works in media (broadcast, and now formerly print) and consumes media, I can confidently [...]

How I Stayed Positive Last Term: The Five Things That Help Me Though Depressive Episodes

How I Stayed Positive Last Term: The Five Things That Help Me Though Depressive Episodes

I don't know why, and I'm not the first to say it, but winter terms on quarter schedules are really hard regardless of course load and situation in life. This term is not an exception for me and I find that every winter term seems to get worse. Regardless of that, this last winter term [...]