Image Courtesy of @sam_sing Busy. We wear it like a badge of honor in our society. Competing for who’s the busiest, most stressed, most exhausted. I get it. I live there, too. Yet, after a summer spent doing a little...
Courtesy of GROW  Mary was excited and flattered to get the promotion. She had been working at the company for a little over four years and was seen as a solid performer. The calls and emails from current and former...
As previously seen on Wit & Delight Well, let’s start from the beginning. It was spring of 2015 when I woke up with acute pain on my right side, concentrated in my upper back and head. It didn’t happen overnight, I...
The first doctor to take my pelvic pain seriously wasn’t a gyno, but a talk therapist Too many of us have stories of doctors not believing our pain, years spent being...
Reconciling ownership of my body has always been a funny thing for me. I grew up knit into the context of chronic illness and failing organs, a landscape of scar tissue and ‘not quite right’. Over the years, it...
The loneliness of finding lumps in your breast in your early 20s Too many of us have stories of doctors not believing our pain, years spent being misdiagnosed, and struggles in...
Image Courtesy of Katerina Dima of Only Deco Love As previously seen on Wit & Delight Today, as we close out the month of August—a month we spent talking about learning to be still in a culture that rewards busyness and hustle—we’re...
Photo Courtesy of Cheree Lawrence at Oh So Busy Mum School’s out for summer. While my daughter is predictably ecstatic, I too find myself getting giddy with excitement about summer in a way I haven’t in YEARS. As a work-from-home-creative,...
How EMDR therapy and trigger warnings helped me move forward from trauma This essay discusses trauma from sexual assault. There’s a widespread idea that trigger warnings coddle mentally ill people. These arguments...
Image Courtesy of @cemalcandinc on VSCO Somewhere right outside of the whimsical hum drum that was my childhood, I started to hate my body. I don’t remember the exact reason for it, but I know it was the first day of...
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