Lemon Cheesecake Biscuit Bombs
Whenever I’m sad I start spending more and more time wandering around in the wilderness. I’ll walk up mountains and around lakes for hours. I exercise more. I avoid going home, but I also avoid going anywhere with people. I stop responding to messages and texts. I make excuses and cancel plans.
I hide. I eat less. My clothes get louder as I get silent.
I start writing more poetry. My instagram fills with sunsets and song lyrics or goes silent all together. There are fewer new recipes or, when the new recipes are still coming, the posts are short and storyless. My voice feels like it’s trapped in a bubble.
In the wake of the Anthony Bourdain’s death, someone on Twitter asked: How do we know if you need help? And what kinds of things help you? Let’s ask each other that now, while we can.
Quick and Easy Iced Lemon Cake
We’re gonna talk about a hard topic and so I made you an easy cake. You have that waiting for you at the end of this post. But in the meantime, buckle up. And a forewarning: don’t leave me a comment saying you don’t want to read about this. I don’t want to live this. I wish I could turn it off or scroll past it. But I can’t. No woman can.
That being said, content warning for a discussion of sexual harassment and abuse below the cut.
Easy Lemon Cream Sugar Cookie Bars
This is the second story in the I Changed My Mind series, where I’m sharing stories of times I changed my mind about significant beliefs in order to model vulnerability and nuance, something I think is lacking in our public discourse right now. Hop back to the series introduction to read about what inspired this collection! Or read I Changed My Mind Story #1.
I hope you’ll join me in the comments to share stories of when you changed your mind. As a reminder, this is a series to prompt one another to be vulnerable, be sincere, and listen — not to argue or debate. So, when have you changed your mind?
Warm Lemon-Glazed Gingerbread Bars
Apparently a “yoga journal” is a thing? Where people keep notes about their practice and how many inversions they’ve done and how much inner peace they’ve established? I love this idea but also here’s my yoga journal from class today: (more…)