A Case for Community + Connection: As Essential as Ever

Investing in community intentionally and finding safe people and places has been so essential to my healing journey. It’s often easier to isolate ourselves out of insecurity but the courage to make connection is always worth the effort. Living with a chronic illness adds layers of difficulty in building community, one of the core things…

The Good Food Revolution: Quotes + Hope

Our food system is filled with racial injustice and we have the power to do our part to change the system for the better. Will Allen has been doing some amazing work with bringing justice to the food system and communities of color with his corporation Growing Power. The more I learn about our food…

MHAM 2019: Sowing the Seeds + Illuminating this Invisible Illness

June 2019 is the 7th annual National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Sowing the Seeds- planting the seeds of migraine awareness in hopes of growing education to crowd out the stigma weeds, leading to more disease visibility and validation, support and stigma reduction, better protection and policies, safe and effective treatments,…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: How’s Yours?

Mental Health + Mental Illness: Some Basics “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices… Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the…

Animal Agriculture + Sustainability: The Meat You Eat Matters

Learning about sustainable animal agriculture has changed my opinion about eating meat and other animal products. I was a completely plant-based vegan for over a year as a possible migraine cure, and learning about our industrial food system completely turned me off to meat and animal products. Recently I started to get curious, did some…

You Gotta Keep Dancin’

You Gotta Keep Dancin’ by Tim Hansel is a book full of pure golden gems on choosing joy in the hard things. A friend and mentor let me borrow it and I’m so thankful for that. I struggle with dancing in difficulties so I’m letting these tough and tender truths sink in. This book was a…