Hysterectomy at 25: My Endometriosis Story

Hysterectomy at 25: My Endometriosis Story

An article from The Cut graced my Google news feed a couple of days ago, and I thought I was going to puke. The article is titled, "An Actual Study Asked: Are Women with Endometriosis Hotter?" Yes, it's as awful as it sounds. There was in fact a study conducted in 2013 that aimed to [...]

“Micro” May Mean “Small,” But Microaggressions Have A Large Impact

“Micro” May Mean “Small,” But Microaggressions Have A Large Impact

Let's talk microagressions. What Is A Microaggression? A recent article on NPR defined microagression as, "veiled, everyday instances of racism, homophobia, sexism (and more) that you see in the world. Sometimes it's an insult, other times it's an errant comment or gesture." (This article is very informative, and I highly recommend that you give it [...]

Colonoscopy during A Pandemic

Colonoscopy during A Pandemic

Nothing sounds more fun than a camera tour of your colon. I deal with a lot of gastrointestinal issues, and I have for the majority of my life. Among other things, I had a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) in 2015, and ever since then, my issues have been quite worse. Through copious amounts of testing, we [...]

Your Yoga Mat May Be Trying to Kill You and The Earth

Your Yoga Mat May Be Trying to Kill You and The Earth

Your yoga breath shouldn't choke the earth. Did you know that a lot of yoga mats, especially inexpensive ones, are made with PVC, polyvinyl chloride. It is a type of lightweight plastic. As with any king of plastic, it is filled with toxic chemicals, and it is not biodegradable. So, not only are you deeply [...]

This is Going to Be A Stretch: All Things Yoga at Home

This is Going to Be A Stretch: All Things Yoga at Home

Namaste and all that. Yoga, for me, is like that old t-shirt that fits so well and makes you feel great, but for some reason keeps ending up in the back of the closet. I tend to get more diligent about my daily practice during times of stress or during a physical low point, but [...]