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  1. The Wellness Almanac

    The Wellness Almanac is a community almanac from Pemberton, Lil’wat, Area C and N’Quatqua in Canada. The site is a project of the Winds of Change Steering Committee to help promote healthy relationships and respect between the First Nations and farming communities that reside in these areas.

    Health
  2. Project Semicolon

    Project Semicolon is a nonprofit and online resource dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Browse stories and information on mental illness, loss and grief, and topics especially for teens, like bullying.

    Education
  3. Dr. Jen Gunter

    Dr. Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician, often been called “Twitter’s resident gynecologist.” She is a fierce and vocal advocate for women’s health and writes incisive posts on sex, science, and more.

    Authors
  4. Meriah Nichols

    “I ‘pass’ as non-disabled, but I’m disabled.” The goal of Meriah Nichols is to “unpack, empower, and share disability through stories, photos, opinions, resources, and reviews” on her website.

    Diversity
  5. The Wanderlust Journal

    The content hub of the Wanderlust Festival website publishes year-round inspiration: posts that help you “ground into practice, reach new heights alongside experts, and stretch the definition of wellness.”

    Exploration
  6. Jessamyn Stanley

    Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and speaker based in Durham, North Carolina. Her classes — for all bodies, abilities, and levels — provide a body positive approach to the practice.

    Health
  7. My wife donated one of her kidneys to a stranger this morning.

    “This man — sick for so long — would be receiving a kidney that should change his life. A kidney from my wife. We know almost nothing about him.” On his blog, Jeff Pearlman recounts the day Catherine, his wife, donated one of her kidneys to a stranger.

    Health
    Photo courtesy of Jeff Pearlman
  8. The Girl on the Train

    Erynn Brook compiles a thread of tweets, about her encounter with an 18-year-old stranger having a seizure on the subway, into a post on her blog.

    Commentary
  9. Knowing When to Rest

    “I walked out of my Crossfit box the other day sobbing.” At Barbell Asana, Crossfitter and yoga teacher Erica Varlese writes about taking a break from Crossfit so her body can retrain and heal.

    Health
  10. 10 Ways My Life has Changed Since I was Diagnosed with a Primary Immune Deficiency

    “People don’t invite me places anymore.” “My hands are always chapped and ugly.” “I’m infantilized.” At The Gloria Sirens, Delaney Rose writes about living with CVID.

    Health
  11. “I had a health scare last week that slapped me, once again, into awareness that I’m alone.”

    Health
  12. Learning to be the Tortoise, Not the Hare

    “My identity for years was the lawyer who quit her job to eat soup. As I’ve laid in bed on and off since 2017, I’ve watched the travel industry and my fellow writers move on with their lives. Mine feels very stuck.” Jodi Ettenberg, founder of Legal Nomads, muses on grief, healing, and her CSF leak.

    Health
  13. Why I Can’t Write a Good Personal Essay

    At Tenure, She Wrote, a grad student explains her decision no longer to write narratives of inspiration and gumption: “A little smarts and hard work and luck can’t make my chronically ill body ‘productive.’”

    Academia
  14. 1 in 7

    As Movember draws to a close, here’s Ross Murray’s unexpectedly hilarious post recounting his recent prostate-cancer diagnosis. (While you’re there, do check out Ross’s post-surgery update.)

    Health
  15. An Extraordinary Machine

    “Same kid. Different wrapper.” In 2004, the Smartypants family adopted baby Nora. In 2018, they amended Nora’s Certificate of Foreign Birth when Nora transitioned, changing his name Aaron.

    Family