Six things I gained from a daily yoga practice

When I first met yoga it was through a teacher at a local bar. It was in the middle of a tumultuous time of my 20something experience, though, who am I kidding, there are many more of those to come. We engaged in the typical “what do you do for work?” conversation and when he…

Journey to loving me

I’ve had an intensely hateful relationship with my body. HATEFUL. When I was in elementary school I was an average size. I ate whatever I felt like eating and was as active as any child that age. I played soccer and cricket with my friends after school, climbed trees and went to my Cadets club…

Taking the Leap!

I was a smoker for most of my teenage life and well into my adult life. I remember my first cigarette like it just happened. I had just emigrated to the U.S. and was having a challenging time finding a group of friends to hang out. To be sure, I was in my awkward teenage…

Sexual Health Sunday: Get Tested

During my senior year of college I had the opportunity to take one of the best classes my school had to offer; Health Psychology. In this class we talked about the psychology of public health and different models that could be used to alter people’s attitudes toward their own wellbeing. In one assignment we were…

Sexual Health Sunday: Seeking Asylum

Every Sunday I’ll highlight an issue relating to Sexual Health. This week I write about Mei Fun Wong, a Chinese woman seeking asylum in the United States. Chinese Woman Seeks Asylum In The U.S. Over Forced Birth Control | The Frisky. I can’t even begin to write this post without prematurely pulling out my soapbox…