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ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

September 9, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

Shame is a debilitating experience for many of us. It’s that voice in our heads that tells us we aren’t good, or good enough, that encourages and delights in our failure and demise. It paralyzes us with fear when we try to live our best lives. I know shame well,...

August 3, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

Anyone who truly knows me knows that I am an external processor. Somehow, when the words actually come out of my mouth, when I can hear them, they metabolize in a different and more complete way.

So, needless to say, when I feel safe with someone (read: they aren’...

July 1, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

I am a firm believer that bread should be used as a vehicle for everything. So straight up, this recipe is a no BS side that I make all the time. And guess what? People love it. I'm a fan of a little crunch to my garlic bread, but no matter how long you put it in...

June 27, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

It's no secret: I don’t have a recipe book for self-discovery. I have never been in a quarter life crisis (QLC - because it sounds cooler) until now. I do my best with the tools I have, allowing them to guide me where I go to next, trying on faith for size, in sp...

June 20, 2017

It is those in the most pain that inflict pain upon others. It is those with the most shame that shame others. It is those with the most self-judgment that judge others. And it is those who feel the most rejected that shun others.

May 25, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

I’ve been at an impasse for a few months now. For those of you who do "the work," you know what I’m talking about. That precipice, that uncomfortable space that you hate to be in, but it’s inevitable, because you’ve thrust yourself in the way of self-discovery, n...

May 20, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

Okay, you caught me. Spaghetti squash is not technically a summer food, but this dish just feels summery. From the fresh lemon, to the lightness of the squash, to the way it doesn't weigh your stomach down like regular pasta sometimes can (especially if you like...

April 26, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

The privilege of self-actualizing

As a queer-feminist-activist-social worker, privilege is a topic of ongoing conversation in my life. Gender. Race. Class. Sexual orientation. Gender identity. Age. The list goes on and on. Simply put, some people get unearned adva...

March 31, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've upgraded my blog. Same posts, better look and feel. Visit this post on the new platform here.

I bought a plane ticket. I bought a plane ticket a mere two weeks after buying a car. My first car. A nice car. I have a car payment now, and I bought a plane ticket.

It's not so much that I can't afford it - I almost can...ish. It's not even so much that I'm worr...

March 31, 2017

Self-Actualizing for Twenty-Somethings: a blog for young people doing "the work" now.

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