How To: Meditate

Meditation often brings to mind images of crossed knees, $300 yoga outfits, and arbitrarily-used South Asian terminology. What if I told you that you can meditate while exercising, or painting? Or that there are apps for your phone—you know, the least “zen” thing in our lives—that are designed to help you meditate for free? Or

How To: Get Over a Fear of Going to the OB/GYN

Hey Girl. It’s your vagina speaking. Well, I’ve always been here, but I thought it might be time to talk to you directly. Think of it like your conscience talking to you, or maybe like the friendly ghost of wise ancestor. Woooo, spooky, but also informative while having your back. Or, more accurately, your cooch.

How To: Apply for Medi-Cal

Disclaimer: I began writing this article prior to the House of Representatives passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although the bill has yet to be reviewed in the Senate, the American Health Care Act proposes to undo many of the rules and regulations granted with the passage of Obamacare. One of the provisions of

How To: Treat a Sore Throat

Whether you caught the latest bug from your co-worker or from your best friend, having a sore throat is not fun at all. In my case, it was from a room full of kindergartners who are still learning to cover their mouths when they sneeze and cough! Here are a few tips for getting over

How To: Find Free or Low Cost Therapy

Self care is a vital part of being the best version of your winging-it self. For some, self care can mean seeking out counseling or therapy. This therapy can be temporary, such as grief counseling, or can be a long-term, consistent part of someone’s life. If you’re seeking out a therapist, it is important to

How To: Shave Your Legs

Alright ladies (and dudes that want to experience the beauteous feeling of having buttery smooth legs). This is the big one; the How To: Shave Your Legs. I’m sure you’re wondering why this particular article is even necessary, especially if you’re like me and you’ve had body hair since 7th grade. But this won’t be

How To: Prepare for an MRI

You are at your doctor’s office, and Jane Doctor says she would like to run some diagnostic tests on your ______ (ankle, breast, knee, brain…), and schedules you for an MRI to get an in-depth look at what’s going on in your body. MRI? What does that stand for? Is it dangerous? What am I

How To: Treat a Migraine

Stress from work, school, and/or relationships can make your head hurt (physically and metaphorically). Other triggers may be alcohol (hangovers), caffeine (withdrawal or overdose), lack of sleep, or skipping meals. So…how do you treat the headache?   First, let’s identify it. The most common headaches are tension headaches and migraines. A tension headache may feel

How To: Keep a Balanced Diet (Part III)

Welcome to the last edition of Keeping a Balanced Diet. Be sure to check out parts one and two for even more great tips! Snacks Reboot It’s 4:00pm. Up until now you’ve eaten oatmeal and juice, a banana and granola bar, a salad and a cookie; but, your stomach is growling yet again. Too early for

How To: Get Sand Out of Your Eye

According to pop culture references, my roommate, and pretty much every person I’ve ever met, the ick factor is pretty high when it comes to eyeballs.  Stuff getting in eyes, contact lense anxiety, stray eyelash agitation, that scene in A Clockwork Orange (if you are one of these people, please, whatever you do, definitely do not