The Case for ‘Boring’ Self-Care

If self-care feels like another item to tick off of your to-do list, then you're doing it wrong. Yet I completely understand why you feel that way: the media loves to promote its fluffy, commercial definition of self-care. But to me at least, thousand-dollar silent meditation retreats and Goop-endorsed vaginal steaming sessions don't speak to…

I Got a Gut Health Test – and Now It’s Being Investigated by the FBI

Earlier this year, I got a strongly-worded email from my parents with a question about my health insurance. Immediately, I called my mom - and she explained that a company called UBiome was trying to bill us for thousands of dollars worth of medical tests. My heart sank. I knew exactly what she was talking…

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Fake Service Dogs’

Once upon a time, I knew I wanted a dog to help ease my depression and anxiety - yet I also knew my apartment normally would not allow dogs in my unit. So, what did I do? I did what any mentally ill person would do: I asked my therapist for advice. Fast forward a…

What’s On My Bookshelf?

I like big books and I cannot lie....just kidding. I'll take a 150-page novella over a brick of a book any day. (Trust me: I've read Victor Hugo's Les Miserables cover to cover, and you're not missing out on anything but endless descriptions of the Parisian sewer system. And I do mean endless.) But in all seriousness,…