ulcers
The magical mixture of depression, obsession, not eating, acid reflux, and copious amounts of coffee festering in my empty stomach was the perfect recipe for an ulcer.
in

Jul 14, 2014 at 4:00pm | 85 comments

body issues
birth control
I find it incredibly empowering to have an intimate relationship with the ebbs and flows of my own cycle.
weekend
Never have I looked back and thought, "Gosh, I can't believe people prayed for me; what a bunch of n00bs."
self care
On one hand, I was just about able to survive -- but on the other, I was running myself ragged.
pelvic exam
The room was now crowded with THREE medical students, my doctor talking them through what he was doing, and a nurse guarding the door. I felt like they were watching MTV's "True Life: I'm Louise's Vagina".
creative slump
I call these “inspiration breaks,” or “productive procrastination.”
in

Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00pm | 20 comments

strokes
Young people represent an increasing percentage of stroke patients but are often misdiagnosed because we’re just not supposed to be old enough to have strokes.
reiki
I attempt to clear my head, which is about a ridiculous a request as someone asking that New York City smell a little bit better.
getting enough sleep
sugar
I turn to sugar when I’m sad, I turn to sugar when I’m psyched, I turn to sugar when I’m bored. I know using sweets to comfort myself might not be healthy -- I just don't really see a cause for alarm.
tattoo
I've already spent $1,300 to get my ankle tattoo removed and I'm not even finished. And the pain. Don't get me started on the pain.
in

Jun 24, 2014 at 3:00pm | 247 comments

self care
Everybody deserves to self-care and everybody can do it.
nutrition
I spend a ton of time outside. Couple that with the fact that I'm nearing 30, and well, I've become a bit of a wrinkle-a-phobe.
diets
binge eating
No food is health food when you're not healthy about how you're eating it.
vagina
I think it's fun to know how what I eat will affect my organs -- and what is your vagina if not the best organ ever?
in

Jun 16, 2014 at 10:00am | 108 comments

sleep challenge
Chronic lack of sleep is linked to a whole bag of problems.