Sex, Religion, and The Bachelor

Attending Catholic school as a young child makes my first memories of learning about sex, well….awkward. To this day, I will always remember our seventh grade religion teacher, who was a very old and slightly obease nun, and how she chose to teach our sex lesson. Each student was given a certain scenario that weContinue reading “Sex, Religion, and The Bachelor”

All the single shaming, all the single shaming (now put your hands up!)

“Got any plans tonight?” coworkers asked on Friday (which, in case you were not aware, was Valentine’s Day), with raised eyebrows. I shyly responded no, that I would be heading up to the mountains with my parents, and had to face their looks of apparent disappointment.  “Single shaming” is a real phenomenon for those ofContinue reading “All the single shaming, all the single shaming (now put your hands up!)”

Overcoming the Imposture Syndrome

The first time I ever (legally) bought alcohol was a week after I got home from studying abroad in Italy. In Italy, 12-year-olds can drink fairly openly, so presenting an ID was never a problem. But coming back to America was a different story. After I had spent 30 minutes picking out champagne at aContinue reading “Overcoming the Imposture Syndrome”

Money, money, money must be funny, in a rich man’s world

Coming out of college I was offered a job with a starting salary of $75,000 dollars. That’s more money than a lot of people 10+ years into their career make. I was living large! But when that job got in the way of my mental health and I was far from doing something I liked,Continue reading “Money, money, money must be funny, in a rich man’s world”

Why I listen to (and ignore) my self talk

Throughout the course of a day or a week, we assume many different roles. During the day, I am an advocate (my job), but when I leave, I take on the role of avid yogi, friend, daughter, sister, committee member, and more. I don’t always notice when I switch from role to role, but thereContinue reading “Why I listen to (and ignore) my self talk”