Quaran-tertainment: 5 Podcasts for the Lonely

Greetings from isolation! Here in California we’re entering our first full week of the Shelter in Place order, or the Stay Home Be Well Proclamation, or whatever they’re calling it. Listen: I’m an introvert. I’m in my element right now. I’ve been training for this my whole life. However, I feel a lot of empathyContinue reading “Quaran-tertainment: 5 Podcasts for the Lonely”

Body Neutrality: Surrendering in the War on Myself

My aunt snapped this photo of me holding a lamb this weekend, and I made it my profile picture on Facebook. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is. I hate pictures of myself and usually try to release only a very carefully controlled image on social media. This photo is the opposite ofContinue reading “Body Neutrality: Surrendering in the War on Myself”

Podcast of the Week: The Soundtrack Show

As a millennial living in a meme-heavy culture, sometimes it’s easier for me to express my feelings in images than it is in words. For example, when I want to describe how I feel about this week’s podcast, The Soundtrack Show, all that comes into my head is this clip of Jenny Slate from drunkContinue reading “Podcast of the Week: The Soundtrack Show”

Podcast of the Week: By the Book

By the Book with Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. It’s a great premise: two friends, one desperate for the self-help book that will change her life and one deeply skeptical of any pop psychology or new age bullshit. Each episode, they tackle a popular self-help book andContinue reading “Podcast of the Week: By the Book”

Five Things I Learned from my Grandfather

On Tuesday, March 26th, we lost my grandfather. I’ve been struggling with putting into words how it feels to lose someone who felt so eternal. He refused to act his age. He was so active and full of life, so present and influential, that none of us could picture life without him. My cousins andContinue reading “Five Things I Learned from my Grandfather”