I love gifts and shiny new things that I like. However, there are a few gifts I want to give myself... for my mental health.
Sitting still is killing us. This has been proven in study, after study, after study.
Dismissiveness is a genuine problem in the medical industry, and African-American patient concerns are ignored at a higher than average rate.
Body positivity is approached with a sense of relativity around entitlement. Apparently some people deserve it more than others.
Everyone told me it was going to get harder. They were right.
Paying more buys me safety, companionship, and perhaps most importantly: accountability. Oh, and... it works.
I could see my feet. Things were good. And then we got pregnant.
I walked to my car with a prescription for blood pressure medication in my hand and felt like an absolute failure.