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1 day ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@gingerw Sounds like making a meal plan requires some creativity! I know how that is from being vegan for 3+ years. What are some of your favorite meals that you *can* eat?

@contentandwell 😀 I was doing something for work while eating, and I felt a surge of brain functionality where it was a bit dull up there prior… lol

1 day ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@gingerw I'm sure you've written this on Connect before, but what does your diet consist of usually? Always interested to talk food. I had some fish the other day, after a while, and I felt the omega 3s shoot up to my brain lol probably major placebo effect there but food is powerful

2 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@imallears kind of a strange but not so strange combination: avocado and soy sauce. Just split into two halves and drizzle a little soy on top. I eat it right in the skin with a spoon.

Tue, Nov 5 12:30pm · Advocating for Those Who Feel Alienated from Health Care Spaces: Meet @ayeshasharma  in About Connect: Who, What & Why

@rosemarya thank you for sharing that with me. That must have been really tough, and our society is one that places so much value and expectation on appearing youthful. I've been watching this show, Queer Eye, on Netflix. If you haven't watched it, it's sort of like a 2010s version of Extreme Makeover…run by five gay hosts. Something they focus a lot on is eliminating shame within oneself, and it's so tied into this conversation about age too. There shouldn't be shame in aging, or appearing to be aging. It's such a natural process. But there is. That's why it can be liberating to see people expressing themselves without concern for 'beauty rules.' We get to see people embracing themselves, silver hair and all, and looking so stunning because of one thing: confidence!

Sun, Nov 3 9:59am · Advocating for Those Who Feel Alienated from Health Care Spaces: Meet @ayeshasharma  in About Connect: Who, What & Why

@rosemarya 🙂

Thank you for that. I've been a freelance journalist for the past couple years…started in my last year of college. My advocacy has also been through writing, activism, training/facilitation, program development, mentorship, and art. I was on the production team to make this video series, Dispelling Beauty Myths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORHZeaKebKg

A few summers back, I researched and wrote the script for a nationally mandated training program for K-12 educators on identifying and preventing child sexual abuse. Will be looking for a full time job in the US come April so I'll be searching for this sort of healthcare advocacy work in program/policy development.

Two of my articles are awaiting publication in The Guardian and I Weigh, and so I'd love to share those here when they're out. Writing is such a JOY and a craft, but the industry isn't the most stable. Lots of layoffs happening regularly from major outlets, unfortunately :/

Thank you for asking. As you mentioned, I am a 20-something. 24 to be exact. So these past few years have admittedly been very growth-oriented and change-filled. Learning to remain humble while assertive while grateful for this world and committed to its betterment.

Fri, Nov 1 9:12am · Stuck in Depression & Anxiety

@guener constantly being around people can be what's unhealthy as well. At one point, I really depended on people and social activities to define myself and stay happy. I know many people who are still trapped in a cycle of needing validation from others to feel okay. I think it really depends on what *you* need, not what others think you need.

Fri, Nov 1 9:13am · Stuck in Depression & Anxiety

@georgette that's beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Sometimes life has something unexpected in store, and only patience will allow that to reveal itself.

Thu, Oct 31 7:22pm · Stuck in Depression & Anxiety

@kleelibby I'm sorry you're having to deal with that. Being around others (even family) can be especially draining if they're invalidating your experience due to ignorance, or whatever it may be. It's good to connect with people who are understanding. That can be a recharging experience in itself, I've found.

A year ago, I went through a period of conflict that was really tough. I lost a lot of my friends, but I found others who understood my perspective and empowered me. That changed everything, but I wasn't expecting it at all. I still like to keep to myself much of the time, and it can be really healing when done by choice.