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BODY

“and I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend’. it took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.'”

Clean + Simple: Chia Seeds

I am currently in the process of becoming a “Certified Health Coach”, and while I’m not exactly sure how that will play out in my life besides being a cool title to add to my Linkedin page, I have at the very least picked up a few tips and tricks through the process. In the midsts of superfoods and multi-vitamins, eating healthy can feel intimidating. Why are so many people obsessed with Avo-Toast? How many greens are too many greens? WTF is Kambutcha and why does it smell so gross? And that’s where I’ll come in. Through this new segment I am introducing to the site, I hope to clear up some of the confusion that can come with eating well. Every once and a while, I’ll pop over here to introduce you to a new way of eating, a new ingredient, and few easy recipes. For the first installment, I thought I would start with something simple, something many of you have probably heard of, and maybe even experimented with before. Chia seeds . What …

Love Your Lady Bits: Conscious Contraception

NEWSFLASH: Women are having sex. They’re on the prowl, bumping and grinding, and living their lives. The only issue is that this “version” sex doesn’t exactly fit the antiquated 1980s diagrams we are shown in our 2 class Sex Ed. Special. Sex comes in all shapes, forms, and sizes, yet the education we receive in the classroom is seldom reflective of that reality. Young women are left fending for themselves when it comes to figuring out the intricacies of our bodies. In late night gossip sessions, and hidden google searches we hunt for answers to the questions we are told not to ask. In whispers and hidden trips to the bathroom to take my pill, I told a few close friends I was on birth control. I was young when I started, maybe 7th grade. I took it because it helped keep my cycle under control, before there were times when the cramps were so bad and the flow so heavy I had no choice but stay home from school. For me, birth control came …