A Perspective On Vaccination

If you read the title and are strongly pro or anti vaccination, your head and emotions are probably automatically hot and ready like a $5 pizza with rhetoric waiting to find out if you should come at me with preach or condemnation. Sorry not sorry, but this piece is about understanding why both sides, pro … Continue reading A Perspective On Vaccination

1 Hour Daily Meditation for 2 Weeks

When my partner said I'd be a different person and I wouldn't even really remember who I was if I meditated an hour a day for 2 weeks, I excitedly proclaimed, "I'll do it!" He's prone to some exaggeration, but he's done enough meditation to qualify as someone I'd listen to - though I didn't … Continue reading 1 Hour Daily Meditation for 2 Weeks

Marriage

You know one thing I enjoy? Weddings. I love watching people profess the depths of their hearts to each other. It gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes. Depending on the culture, weddings can look different, but mostly love is at the heart of it. I enjoy dressing up for it, eating the … Continue reading Marriage

Conspiratorist, Extremist

The more I share my opinions and thoughts, the more self conscious I feel. My mind is always telling me how much of a conspiratorist and extremist I appear to be in other people's minds. Off grid living? Natural birth? Veganism? Unmarried and pregnant? Pro unschooling? My mind tries to convince me I'm a total … Continue reading Conspiratorist, Extremist

Vegan Pregnancy Was It?

One of the first things I was told about veganism while pregnant was not to do it and/or that'll it be hard to get protein. My eyes rolled back so far you'd think I was possessed. Admittedly and obviously, I judged right back. I got up my vegan pedestal. How was I going to take … Continue reading Vegan Pregnancy Was It?

Pregnancy & Women’s Bodies/Rights

If you missed it, I’m pregnant. I’m feeling all the things you imagine I’d be feeling and more. Then amplify those ideas infinitely. I never knew such joy and anxiety could swirl together like a perfectly made PB&J sandwich. It’s a delicious nostalgia of youthfulness, but also all that sugar in the jam, the peanut … Continue reading Pregnancy & Women’s Bodies/Rights

The Weight of Body Positivity

I'm one of those women with a sort of... in between body type. I can’t claim fat or skinny though both have been pushed on me. For most of my life, I've mostly been, let’s say, average. Labels, Labels, Labels. Many people are worried about correctness of body labels. There isn't a word for us … Continue reading The Weight of Body Positivity

Social Identity & Labels

As a lover of words, labels these days threaten to break my mind bank sometimes. Political terminology these days makes even me (a writer, someone who knows a few obscure words, someone who’s loves looking up new words, someone who’s college educated – to run my credentials, ugh) confused enough to not want to participate. … Continue reading Social Identity & Labels