Self-Care

Solo on Valentine's Day: A Celebration

Written by: Alison Clifton
February 9, 2020

“Humans are wired for connection.” We’ve all heard it before, and for good reason. People who feel strongly connected to others have lower rates of depression and anxiety than those who don’t. Strong social connection can impact our self-esteem and increase our ability to feel empathy toward others. Connectedness can literally even strengthen the immune system! But somewhere along the line, our cultural understanding of human connection became conflated with romantic connection.

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Self-Care

Solo on Valentine's Day: A Celebration

Written by: Alison Clifton
February 9, 2020

“Humans are wired for connection.” We’ve all heard it before, and for good reason. People who feel strongly connected to others have lower rates of depression and anxiety than those who don’t. Strong social connection can impact our self-esteem and increase our ability to feel empathy toward others. Connectedness can literally even strengthen the immune system! But somewhere along the line, our cultural understanding of human connection became conflated with romantic connection.

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Health at Every Size

Resolve to be Anti-Diet

It happens like clockwork. Every January, the cries of “New Year, new you!” begin. The targeted ads to lose weight or change your body start increasing. Conversations begin revolving around “lifestyle changes.” Things you are pretty sure are diets get disguised as wellness. It’s exhausting. Being a human with a body in our culture is just plain exhausting.

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Sober in the City: Navigating Celebrations in Sobriety

One thing that doesn’t typically mix is parties and the whole “sober” thing. Our social culture is set up to glorify happy hours, dinner and drinks, or spending time with friends around a few cocktails and beers. Unfortunately, as someone who no longer drinks or uses substances, this isn’t really an option for me anymore. So, how do you manage to survive family dinners, friend get togethers, and office parties, and festive celebrations?

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