Facing It

an exercise in generous narcissism

Meet me

This is kind of a science experiment. I’ve decided to share my process in the search for balance. I’ve always wondered, how does a person straddle the line between self-improvement and self-acceptance? Going too far into one has been toxic,... Continue Reading →

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Sugar Cleanse: Week 3

I guess this is technically the last week of my cleanse. I ate sugar treats twice out of the 21 days I was officially given to do this, so I think I did pretty well! The weather is getting milder,... Continue Reading →

Sugar Cleanse: Week two

It's not a great day for face positivity folks! This picture looks fine, but I've got new breakouts and eczema flare ups that itch like crazy. It's just also great lighting in here. So sue me. I wasn't exactly an... Continue Reading →

Sugar Cleanse: week one

As for my skin, it seems to be really loving this no sugar thing.

The Smouldering Fire

I've been reading a lot about inflammation lately. Apparently, I'm not alone. Within the past few years, there's been a lot of research about chronic inflammation and its effects on the body. My understanding (and I am not a scientist... Continue Reading →

Put some products on your face

I've played around a lot with product. Given the fact that I now suffer from both eczema and adult acne, I have to effectively hydrate my skin without smothering it. Here are some things that have been helping me out:

The Slippery Slope

I used to have pretty effed up eating patterns. I was either overeating or being very restrictive, and when I was at my "fittest" I was obsessively working out in a way I wouldn't have been able to keep up with. So this skin care thing is tough because part of it involves a healthy diet.

Face Positivity

Face positivity has been little more tricky to master. I've had a life-long love affair with glamour, which lead me to cosmetics. There's nothing inherently wrong with primping yourself up, but my personal story begins with baring it.

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