More Self-Control? No Thanks!

Inner Demons? More Like Allies. The inner critic is sneaky, often mistaken as a voice of reason who knows what’s best for you. For a long time I was under the illusion that my own inner critic–the barrage of “shoulds” running through my head, covered in guilty sauce–was me. I identified with its thoughts, reactingContinue reading “More Self-Control? No Thanks!”

Hitting Play on Pleasure

2023 is the year of PLEASURE and PLAY. I’m talkin’ bout spicy, sensual, and particularly unproductive pleasure. The feel-good body-high that has no agenda. A magical carpet ride through your wildest fantasy. Because it’s time to de-shame the juice of pleasure and the “immaturity” of play. For a few years, I’ve been on a treasureContinue reading “Hitting Play on Pleasure”

The Body and Workaholic Women

Quiet Quitting There’s been a lot of chatter recently about “quiet quitting”–the act of putting in minimal effort and enthusiasm in one’s job. Whether these quiet quitters are readjusting their commitment to their jobs to healthier levels, or they’re apathetically disengaging, it’s not yet clear. I suspect it’s a combination of both. I commend andContinue reading “The Body and Workaholic Women”

Perfectionism: Do Not Resuscitate

You know that really cliché job interview question, “What are your weaknesses?” And that even more cliché answer, “I’m a perfectionist, so sometimes I work too much and am really hard on myself for any mistakes I make.” And then the interviewer nods their head like this is some kind of profound confession. If IContinue reading “Perfectionism: Do Not Resuscitate”