Category: Health

WHY DECORATING YOUR HOME IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

I was knee-deep in a bin of organized socks when I realized I was doing it again. Rage cleaning. When I can’t control my worries with meditation or a good SSRI (praise be), I will indulge in a night of rage cleaning—wherein I feverishly tidy every corner of my home hoping to uncover some sort […]

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I STARTED INTUITIVE EATING

I turned to my husband in the kitchen this morning and said, “Huh, I think I’m going to have a piece of cake”… It was 6 a.m. and we’d been up for five hours already, wildly jet lagged from our recent honeymoon. (The cake was a mini version of the one from our wedding, which […]

THE PERFECT MEAL FOR EATING ALONE

For our series on cooking for one, we spoke to the lovely Klancy Miller, author of Cooking Solo. “I cook alone three or four nights a week, and I like that I can make exactly what I’m craving,” she says. “I always sit at my table, instead of standing up. I use nice plates, put […]

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: TRY TO MEDITATE

Years ago, we started a series of challenges on Cup of Jo. I would suggest things — memorize a poem, interview your parents — and whoever was up for it would join in. But after doing five challenges, Anton was born, and he was challenging enough, haha. The series went on hiatus. Last week, a […]

HOW TO BE A BETTER LISTENER

Confession: I want to be a good listener — after all, “attention is the rarest and purest kind of generosity,” said philosopher Simone Weil. But sometimes I feel like I have advice that’s really good and can’t help spitting it out. Or I get stumped on what to say. So, I turned to my friend […]