Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Be Good To Yourself

These happy little plants, watered and fed, sitting in the warm sun are just that....happy. They've got everything they need. Their roots are stabilizing them as they reach their arms to the sky. Or just as they grow and multiply. It's simple for them, isn't it? Sucking water up their stems, turning sunlight into energy, it's easy… Continue reading Be Good To Yourself

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Why Do I Fight?

This rambles. It runs. But... Why do I fight? Not in the physical sense, not in the form of violence or screaming, I mean. I'm not talking about getting riled up, taking it out on someone else. I'm talking bigger than that. Why do I fight the world? Press against the foggy window of stigma and… Continue reading Why Do I Fight?

Mental Health Monday

Choosing to See Sun

It's another overcast day. Shocking! The last few weeks...okay months here in Chicago have been remarkably cloudy and not your cotton balls in the sky kinda cloud. More like a layer of slimy riverbed has been chucked into the air. Some days you're lucky if there's a difference between night and day. Okay, a little… Continue reading Choosing to See Sun

What I Mean When I Say

No, I Can’t Go Out

It's Friday. That means the weekend is coming up but it also means that lots and lots of people will be spending their time out at restaurants, bars, clubs, social gatherings, what have you. Most weekends, and some weekends, I'll get asked to go out somewhere. And, most of the time, my answer is "No,… Continue reading No, I Can’t Go Out

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Getting Sick

Today's article brought to you by a particularly sick and extremely annoyed writer. I'm sick. Stuffy nose, sore throat, fatigue, fever, the whole shebang. I feel pretty lousy. And I feel like I'm making negative progress on everything I'm doing. I had plans for the week, for the day. Soon enough I felt completely unaccomplished even… Continue reading Getting Sick