WELLNESS, HAPPINESS, FEELINGS, EMOTIONS, HEALTH, HEALING, PLEASURE, SELF-HELP, SELF-CARE, SPIRIT
"Why don't we make some new emotions" - Alice Notley
I wrote about self-care, soon after the phrase floated from nurses and therapists down to the rest of us, for FLARE magazine. "What I like the most about the idea is that it isn’t code for what I think of as the fallacy of balance, which makes women feel that happiness would totally be available if they just got better at updating iCal, and maybe lit a candle. Sometimes, focusing on what truly makes you happy—and, as a result, letting other aspects of your life slide, or fall away—is the only solution."
I've written, oh, endless articles, columns, tweets, texts about crying, this one for the Globe and Mail.