A way to practice self-care without feeling guilty.

Self-care, in my mind anyway, can be a difficult practice to feel good about. I end up feeling like I'm indulging myself. I do think self-care can become self-centered. If in every situation I put my needs above the needs of others, I'm overstepping the purview of self-care. Self-care does not justify the elevation or magnification of … Continue reading A way to practice self-care without feeling guilty.

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Easy, functional meal ideas for when you’re busy.

Hi there! December and January are busy months. There are festivities to enjoy and work events and travel. Food is often rushed and because it's rushed, we end up with bowls of thrown-together ingredients that might not be super delicious or filling. In anticipation of those busy days, I brainstormed a few of my favorite, … Continue reading Easy, functional meal ideas for when you’re busy.

9 Books for the Eclectic Bibliophile.

I like books. They can be an innocuous escape from the real world or a jarring reminder of what the real world really looks like. They help us empathize with situations we're unfamiliar with. Reading about things, people, histories, environments, circumstances we haven't experienced firsthand can give us the opportunity to spend a few days … Continue reading 9 Books for the Eclectic Bibliophile.