How to be good to your body when you’re feeling sick

How to be good to your body when you're feeling sick

Sick is my absolute least favorite 4-letter word. (I’m betting you can guess what my favorite one is.) I’ll pretty much do anything in my power to avoid being sick. On the rare occasion when I feel myself coming down with something, I basically ignore it and pretend like everything’s fine. (Because, let’s be honest. I have a toddler. I don’t really get the chance to be sick or take the day off anyway.) But there are times — once or twice a year — when I am full on sick as a dog and cannot drag my ass out of

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How to prioritize self-care, even if you don’t have time.

How to prioritize self care, even if you don't have the time.

Before I took my month-long sabbatical in October of 2017, I would grimace at the thought of taking time out from work to do anything that involved self-care. It didn’t matter if those things would make me feel better, more inspired, or happier, I had to eek every ounce of productivity I could from the small amount of time I had without my daughter. I would literally find myself getting angry if the dog needed to go outside and pee. How DARE she interrupt me when I was working. Don’t even get me started at how I would feel when

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52 books to help make 2018 your best year yet.

52 books to help make 2018 your best year yet.

Reading has always been one of my favorite past times. Okay, I take that back. It’s been a favorite past time since I haven’t been forced to read things for school. But even then, I have fond memories of reading books that were on our summer reading list. Books like The Things They Carried and Siddhartha. When I lived London, I had a 45-minute commute to and from work to contend with, so reading became a way to transport myself to a more enjoyable place. I devoured everything Jane Green and Jennifer Weiner wrote, opting for easy reads to occupy my time. When

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