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Thoughts on a Word: Tori

(Yes, I realize how self-involved this post is. I don’t really consider it a “great truth of life” type of post. More like a personal pet peeve.) Recently, I had a visiting consultant come to my room, armed with some

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Pelvic Floor: Finding It & Moving It

There are a lot of ways I’ve heard people describe how to activate the pelvic floor muscles: Stopping the flow of urine. Kegeling. Clenching. The pelvic lift you feel when you tuck your tailbone. Trying to hold in a fart.

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Path of Least Resistance

I post this alignment thought not because I’m an expert or because I even know if it’s a common issue, but because it’s one that I do myself. Also, it relates to the psoas muscles, and aren’t things nifty when

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Unwisely: Part 2

Continuing from here. Same trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self-harm apply. There was a story. “Would you walk away?” he asked one night after class. The story was “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula LeGuin. It’s

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Trucking Through

My dad died a little over two years ago. If he had lived, he would have turned 59 this month. I mean to write about him more than I do, but I can seldom find the words. Many of my

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Unwisely: Part 1

Pre-reading notes: This story contains descriptions of relationship violence as well as self-injury. It may be triggering. This is a piece I wrote at age eighteen about events that happened mostly in the summer between my junior and senior years

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Thoughts on a Chakra: Manipura

Confession: As a teacher, I fear parent-teacher conferences more now than I did as a student. To be fair, I’ve spoken with a lot of parents who feel similarly. Because when a teacher or parent requests a conference, something has

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