I'm so sorry, Greenheart. Life has a way of sneaking into love and making it difficult. Honestly,if it's a recurring problem and a significant one, I would err on the side of caution. More often than not, we have to learn to accept those recurring flaws because it's unlikely that they would go away. :( » 1/14/15 3:34pm 1/14/15 3:34pm

I LOVE the "I swim because I love my body, not because I hate it" picture. Also, that message is so important. I feel like a lot of the health industry motivates you out of self-hate which causes a lot of unbalance. I find it much easier to pursue health when it's out of self-love. You can be patient with yourself,… » 1/14/15 1:00pm 1/14/15 1:00pm

I absolutely love her books. Just as a heads up though, after years of reading her books, loving them, etc., I found out that she sexually abused her daughter and protected her husband, a pedophile, and allowed him to keep engaging in sex acts with minors. :( it's ruined a lot of her work for me, but I feel like it's… » 1/14/15 12:56pm 1/14/15 12:56pm

I'm working on broomstick lace, and of course Manstrophy's Tom Baker scarf that I'm so goddamn tired of knitting. I really want to set up an Etsy so I can bring in additional income and also motivate myself to be crafty during the semester. Yay, crafts! » 1/13/15 3:59pm 1/13/15 3:59pm

Before becoming disabled, I had this problem. I used to be a really competitive athlete, and I loved winning, but doing exercise that seemed pointless was irritating. I hated treadmills/ellipticals because I never actually went anywhere and running in place seems idiotic. I hated a lot of those exercise classes… » 10/02/14 6:12pm 10/02/14 6:12pm

Baking soda and baking powder? They aren't by any means essential in an apple crisp. I just use a variation on the standard pie dough recipe (flour, butter, water, pinch of salt). With baking, it's so much like a science where understanding what each component does and what ratio you need it in is crucial (or so my… » 10/02/14 5:34pm 10/02/14 5:34pm

It's okay! I think I understand what you are saying. I'm not so sure I react in anger, necessarily. For me, it's more just this deep feeling of not being right. It's a little hard to explain in any kind of eloquent way because, to me, I just change. I feel like my body should be different, and, if I were to close my… » 10/02/14 5:31pm 10/02/14 5:31pm

Do you mind me asking what kind of science you are applying to? I'm in grad school now, but planning on applying to a PhD program at the end of my Master's.....it's so complicated! I only applied to one Master's program (for reasons....), and it took me forever just to do that one application! » 10/02/14 5:26pm 10/02/14 5:26pm