A daily dose of body positivity

A daily dose of body positivity

Disclaimer: This is intended to be a positive post about body image in which I speak of my own experiences. But if you are sensitive to body issues or lean towards obsessive body thoughts, I would please not read this, as it may be unintentionally triggering for some. Both men and women struggle with body [...]

HEALTH FOOD STORE HAUL

HEALTH FOOD STORE HAUL

The other week, I went to a health food store and picked up some interesting goods I'd like to share! Golden turmeric infusion -- a powder you mix with warm milk or hot water in order to make "golden milk," an ancient eastern recipe with numerous health benefits, everything from mood boost to reduction of [...]

Self-care Sunday ~ OVERSTIMULATION

Self-care Sunday ~ OVERSTIMULATION

Overstimulation happens when your senses are overloaded to the point of discomfort. Examples include loud noises, bright lights, strong smell or taste, etc. Overstimulation happens to everyone, but those who are highly sensitive are prone to suffering from it on a daily basis, causing them significant distress. High sensitivity can come from many underlying medical [...]

A Minimalist Home

A Minimalist Home

If you are moving to a new home, or making changes to your current living space, consider incorporating minimalism! Minimalism is a philosophy that less is more. Especially in western culture, we accumulate so much material stuff and end up using less than half of it. The consumer-based society conditions us to believe that material [...]

Self-care Sunday ~ Dissociation

Self-care Sunday ~ Dissociation

Dissociation means to "dissociate from the world" by losing consciousness. It involves detachment from one's feelings and entire reality. Dissociation is an involuntary, instinctual, survival response conditioned in early childhood as a way of responding to trauma. Those who frequently dissociate are likely to have a personality disorder due to a serotonin deficiency. During a [...]