self care

By: Brooke Bunce When I was younger, my best friend from childhood and I would skip down the sidewalks of our small historic downtown, palms clasped (“My hand goes on the bottom!” she’d demand), and whenever we paused to catch a breath, there would be an unspeakable ache in my chest. “I wish you were […]

I’m sitting at the table at a fancy pub with my boyfriend and my sister, both looking at me with a mixture of second-hand happiness and worry that I may burst into nothingness right there. I grin at the waiter while he lowers my boyfriend’s brownie, my sister’s banoffee Eton mess and my rhubarb crème […]

By: Lisa Marie Blair I spent another weekend on the couch. I watched whole seasons of shows, ate all the snacks in the house, and returned to work on Monday as stressed as ever. I felt worse, but told myself it was okay. It was self-care. I spent another weekend watching old movies, making smoothies, […]