My Soul My Peace

I try so hard not to lose myself in the practical daily tasks that suck my energy and often trigger my anxiety. I dissociate much less often than I used to. And I hardly ever fully dissociate anymore, which is wonderful but at the same time-- it can be hard to be fully present if [...]

Wellness Wednesday

I worked on my dissertation today for one hour instead of my allotted two. And yes. I felt guilty about that, but I tried not to. I spent time outside, and I think that's what I needed. I still think I'm recovering from teaching my five week class ... yes, I'm proud of myself, but [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Teaching New Courses

For the doctoral student working on their dissertation and teaching at the same time, or the new instructor, this one is for you. My God. I'm teaching a Sexuality class for the first time, some of the most fun and interesting material that I get to teach, but boy is it still a hassle teaching [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Short But On Time

Too many people, especially in the U.S. (myself included) live for the future: I will be happy when... I graduate I have that relationship that I want I have X amount of money or material thing I'm guilty of this. I keep thinking: head down, it'll be worth it. But lately I've thought: Fuck that. [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Better Late Than Never

This is the second week of my final semester of my doctorate... before I just have my dissertation. Yikes. I did manage to exercise today, though, which is positive. I've found that I often beat myself up for not being where I think I should be, pretty much I beat myself up for not being... [...]

Simple Meditation/Relaxation Exercise

If you are feeling closed in and disconnected from those around you and feel as if no one understands, try to find a place outside where you can comfortably lie down on a towel with minimal distractions. Ideally, this is a place that does not feel closed in by trees on all sides and is [...]