self care

17 May 2022

Growing Up Online: How The Internet Harms Young Girls

Written By: Ryker Rose Social media is something I grew up with and wish I hadn’t. The internet went from AOL floppy discs to a ubiquitous force dictating our everyday lives. My experience online is one that is far too common for young girls on the internet. I was sexualized

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31 Jan 2022

How to Practice Self-Care When You’re Broke

I love discovering new ways to practice self-care, but I don’t have money for expensive spa days, and I don’t care for self-care that requires more work than care – like lighting a bunch of scented candles, having an extensive performative morning routine, spending hours in a tub with a

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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04 Jan 2022

Why I Relapsed On Heroin

TRIGGER WARNING It seemed like everything was crumbling around me. I was losing control of myself and there was nothing I could do to keep myself from spiraling. I felt like I was losing my mind. I had been beaten down to my breaking point. I couldn’t recognize the girl

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16 Jul 2021

A Certified Aromatherapist Talks Some “Scents” into the Bay Area

Hi and welcome to the BAS Weekend Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every Friday I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! How an Aromatic Lifestyle Makes More “Scents” Remember scratch-and-sniff

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28 Jun 2021

A Matchmaker Talks About Finding Love After the Pandemic

Hi and welcome to the BAS Weekend Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every Friday I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! The Geometry of Dating “Life has changed. I call

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28 May 2021

Discovering Ancient Chinese Healing, ‘Qigong’ in San Francisco

Hi and welcome to the BAS Weekend Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every Friday I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! Finally…a wild goose chase that’s worth it You can’t

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03 Feb 2020

Trendy Self-Care Mantras Are Destroying Your Life

by Laurie Riihimaki  In the last decade, there has been a big switch in the way we perceive mental health. Now, the topic of mental health is widely talked about and the stigma is being slowly wiped away. A lot of the positive and open conversation about mental health has

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17 Oct 2019

The Commodification of Self-Care: What It Is and What It Isn’t

By Kate Harveston The revolution won’t be televised. It will be commodified — probably by Nike and Pepsi. However, the McResistance isn’t the only thing being appropriated and commodified. It’s everything else under the sun, too. Take the concept of self-care. It’s a well-intentioned phrase that a million Instagram hashtags

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