Why generosity works (for me)

I was first introduced to the idea of generosity as a boost for mental health a few years ago when I trained to be a Sources of Strength mentor. The foundation of Sources of Strength is their "SOS Wheel" This was the first time that I learned that were was scientific evidence for the idea... Continue Reading →

Not Your Franken-beauty

Not Your Franken-beauty - by Bree ErvinTW: body image, self-harm, eating disorders I look in the mirror and start to pickmyself apart. I am too muchand too littlenot enoughabundantly full. If only I could keep my ankles,but with her calves;my hands and shoulders,those biceps and forearms;my thighs, her ass;that flat stomach,with those round hips;that nose,... Continue Reading →

Finding my place in the American Dream

Two days ago, I asked twitter which book I should read next; When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, Better, not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice by Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, or The Nine: The True Story of... Continue Reading →

Mourning Light

by Bree Ervin I woke up this morningsadbroken hearted.Angry at the world.Tired of individuals taking the falltaking the credit for systemsbuilt over centuriesbuilt over bodiesbuilt on oppressionof the manyfor the benefitof the fewalready at the topof the game.Their game built on the backson the boneson the sweatand the soulsof the people deemeduseful(expendable )essential(disposable)mere fodder for... Continue Reading →

Week 2 – Keeping it going

This week, an interesting article about the exercise/movement habits of indigenous people kept coming up. It debunks some modern myths about exercise, sitting, and staying healthy. One of my key takeaways was that while it's been really helpful for me to be intentional about moving/exercising in specific ways everyday, it might actually be more important... Continue Reading →

Week 1 Back to Fitness

Trying to decide how to document my journey back to fitness in a way that is helpful to me and supportive of others who are engaging in a similar journey, and I think I want to try just posting a weekly update - what I did, how it felt, any struggles, etc. Here goes. Sunday... Continue Reading →

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