fitness
At 45, there are some things I can’t do anymore, but my modified workouts make me feel freaking fantastic.
vagina
Wow, I've typed the word "vagina" so many times that it's starting to look a little weird. Vagina vagina vagina.
in

Apr 16, 2014 at 5:00pm | 18 comments

childbirth
No book is going to help you have a perfect birth. In fact, they might actually make it worse.
hair
Who was I worrying about this body hair for? Not for any potential employer, and not for the friends that were probably too preoccupied with their own appearance issues to even notice mine.
anxiety
Turns out there is no magic pill. I guess...I'm the magic pill? THAT IS A TERRIBLE REVELATION.
food
Spam really is everywhere.
in

Apr 8, 2014 at 6:00pm | 95 comments

jobs
I started getting throbbing headaches that would last for days and was constantly nauseated.
in

Apr 8, 2014 at 2:00pm | 110 comments

eating healthy
For vegans (whaddup!), seaweed is one of the only plant-sources of b12, so it's hella important. I'm not sure people still say hella, but I just did, so deal.
anxiety
“It’s not that I want to kill myself,” I said to my therapist after 3 months. “It’s that I keep thinking how surprised everyone will be when I do.”
boobs
Lest we kid ourselves into thinking that major surgery is a bed of roses on a sea of clouds, allow me to tell you about some of the decidedly less pleasant events of my life since surgery.
ecigarettes
I've written about my longstanding love of nicotine before. Well, here's my healthy-ass update.
gross
allergy
Fourteen months after we were married, I was diagnosed with Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity –-- an allergy to semen.
issues
The Legacy Workout is a call for self-care and collaboration.
quitting smoking
Stop the cycle of self-destruction and move on with your life like a person who actually cares about your own wellbeing.
being assertive
I got a new IUD put in. It didn't go that well.
dentist
I'm knocking on 40's door and rocking a big ol' wire retainer. It's totally dorky, I speak with a lisp, and prevention would have been SO MUCH cheaper.
endometriosis
It's a really common illness -- one in 10 women have it. That’s similar numbers as diabetes, but no one knows what endometriosis is, so no one knows they should care.
fat
I feel certain that my doctor did not prescribe me Topamax for its possible weight loss side effects, but that small mention stuck with me as the hardest to process, because it comes with the most baggage.
in

Mar 13, 2014 at 3:00pm | 230 comments

nuts
I was on a mission, to find a way to do laundry without causing my husband's nether regions to puff up like a toaster pastry.
in

Mar 13, 2014 at 1:30pm | 114 comments

ice cream cleanse
antidepressants
Dance like no one is watching. Even though they definitely are, and they are definitely judging you, and ohmygodIcantbreathe.
parenting
Children rely on ritual and stability, and it's a huge comfort to them to repeat the same actions every night before bed.