On The Bir's
"listening to your body"
yes, this! the takeaway for me from the article was not to stop doing yoga, because i do like it, but to stop doing the poses that hurt me. even when i've yoga-ing regularly and really strong, shoulder stand hurts and feels uncomfortable. so you know what? i'm not going to do it anymore. and i'm not going to let a bad, pushy teacher talk me into it. i think the important thing is listening to your body and finding a good teacher. its like finding a good therapist/vodka/pair of shoes/etc: just because you paid money for it does not mean you have to do it if it doesn't feel good.
@FoxyRoxy ack! same fear! same fear for forever! and you know what? this morning i made my bed and was finishing up - you know the part when you flip over the top part of the duvet to reveal the pillow (no cats for this girl) and there was a spider. a medium-sized, FURRY spider. not on the pillow but on the flipped-over part of the duvet, meaning that mofo had been in the bed with me. [whimper]
@AnthroK8 i needed to read that today. thank you.
@Carrot Cake i feel that too! and i love this story, i hope i get to meet my birth mother someday.
i took two rounds, back to back, in 1999 or so. i never had cystic acne, but always, always, had 10-20 zits on my face (yeah, i counted) and back. 12 or 13 years later, i am starting to get some hormonal acne and blackheads (part of that fun post-30 hormonal change that no one told me about), but i still get compliments on my skin. at the time, i remember nosebleeds, insanely dry lips and eyes so dry i couldn't wear my contacts. i was already depressed and all eating-disorded at the time and i don't remember accutane making it any worse. however, reading this, i do wonder if my digestive issues, which i've always blamed on the aforementioned eating disorder, are somehow related. dunno. so i give a cautious thumbs up - i was able to talk to people without that internal dialogue wondering about how shiny/zitty i looked to the other person. and one time, years later, i met a guy at a party who was taking it and we had a fun convo about our experiences. social!