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The Power of Why Not?

I drove past that gym every day on my way home from the morning school run. It was big, gleaming. I knew inside would be deliciously cool and well-supplied. Every day I thought about going in and checking it out. But who has time to work out, I thought. I…
July 19, 2024
Self-Care

Stop One, Start One: Shifting Self-Care Habits

Last week I wrote about the unique ambivalence women have about self-care. We beat ourselves up when we don’t take good care of ourselves, and then we feel guilty when we do. Why? Because women are socialized into a unique duty of intimate, self-sacrificing care to their communities: we are expected…
July 3, 2024