I love how quiet my house is at certain times of the day. No one needs anything; the rooms are still and peaceful. I try to capitalize on these moments whenever possible, even if they’re hardly any time at all....
I have been trying to pay attention lately. Maybe you have, too. I’ve been thinking how attention has felt so different this past year than in any other year of my life. The pandemic—its monotony and its disruption—seemed to wreak...
Writer’s Note: Please note that the word “women” in this article is intended to be inclusive of anyone who identifies as a woman, including transgender, gender-fluid, and non-binary individuals. I’m going to write a little story I’m uncomfortable telling. Because...
How would you define feeling stuck in a rut? For me, it’s when I can’t imagine doing, or even think about doing, a single thing. My to-do list, though full of tasks that I often enjoy, seems strenuous. And...
Photo by Laura Catherine Photography via Once Wed If there’s one person you’ve probably been spending a lot more time with this past year, it’s you. So. How’s that been going? As an introvert, parts of me are thriving in isolation...
Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Exactly one year ago, I went for lunch with my mom and younger brother. A crowded Malaysian restaurant, we each stole bites from one another’s entrees and shared an appetizer: a scenario which feels almost unimaginable...
Photo by Leonardo Corral on Unsplash While the last twelve months may have been defined by less physical movement, with stay at home orders and living through a pandemic, it has been an extraordinary time of mental movement. From the moment we...
How are you feeling today? No, really. I’m asking in all seriousness.You could answer truthfully (perhaps that’s unlikely), or give me a classic “Fine, thanks.” Regardless, I won’t make you respond…yet. I will, however, tell you how I’m feeling...
Photo by Courtney Nuss on Unsplash Editor’s Note: This article explores ways to find relief for common PMS symptoms through a personal lens and informed opinions, based on research linked throughout. It is not meant to diagnose or cure individualized health concerns....
Well, the holidays are long gone. For our 2020 celebrations, we managed to find a way to wrap in family traditions (my family made our annual yule log—and mine was a spectacular failure) and create some new ones. Yes,...

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