Being Hairy: A Waxing Memoir

If you don’t already know, I’m biologically Iranian. Which means I’m hairy. Thankfully, not as hairy as some of the other biologically Iranian woman I’ve met in my lifetime (really, I’m on the less hairy end of the spectrum). However, I’m still hairy enough that I need to wax. Every week. Since I was 12…

Headaches III

A brief headache update in bullet points several months later: Medication #1 (propranolol) stopped working, so I tried a second one (amytriptaline) which wrecked my life within a week of taking it.   Stopped taking Medication #2. It worked for headaches, but it made me feel like a zombie sloth shell of myself with zero…

Hammering in the Head: the Cure?

It’s been two days with nary a headache, which makes me want to jump for joy!  Two weeks ago, I saw my doctor, told her about the headaches, and she upped my prescription with the most obvious solution: “get your eyes checked”.  So ten days after the appointment, I did just that. And yup: I…

Hammering in the Head

I get headaches. Every. Single. Day. Or almost. Usually mild, but frequent. It’s rare they’re debilitating or that my head is pounding. I would describe my headaches as the inside of the mine where the Seven Dwarfs work: tiny, orchestrated pick axes pound on my temples while dwarves sing. Metallic clinking and all. Oh, don’t…

7 Awesome Features of LEAF by Bellabeat

I’m a teeeeensy bit spoiled. After years of being told this, I’m going to admit it right here right now. This is, unfortunately, not in totally in line with the My Minimalist Face Philosophy if you consider the price of this product (roughly $150). Bellabeat is not paying me to write this (but they can…

A Minimalist Goes to Crossfit

It was an experience. Friends who Crossfit, do not take this personally. This is 100% personal anecdote. If you are doing Crossfit, I urge you to take the time to work out safely! That’s not to say that I’m stereotypingย or implying thatย Crossfit gyms lack due attention to safety. I meant to write a post about…

Hair: A Washing Quandry

Now for something topical: “How often am I really supposed to wash my flipping hair?” Is a question I’m confronted with often. I have severalย friends that boast their once-a-week-washing regime; I’m both baffled and impressed. If I skip a day or two, I still have to wash my bangs so they’re not separating like crazy….

Rest Positions Part II: Conquering Sleep

In Part I, I outlined my history (aka struggle) with sleep, a couple of anecdotes about Sara vs. Sleep as a kid (lots of FOMO), and how it caught up to me in early adulthood. I’d say that two things really kicked my sucky sleep habit in the teeth: The first was hearing a health…

Rest Positions Part I

This is going to be a multi-part post. You’ll see Part II later this week. Sleep is a crucial part of my life, said pretty much everyone (I hope…) This post after a long quiet period of non-posting feels fitting, haha. Yeah, let’s subtly allude to the fact that I haven’t posted in, oh, almost…

DIY: The UV-Cured Manicure Edition

We could also call this post, “Sara decides she can do it better herself”! As a nail polish obsessed individual, this is how I feel after two days of wearing the same colour:   Committing to two whole weeks of one colour is pretty cray cray if you ask me: patience has never been my…

Not for Me

As an adult, I find it increasingly frustrating when I’m questioned about why I don’t drink. And I mean not at all. Not occasionally, not ever. We don’t keep alcohol in our house. I can follow-up with a research-based Part II on “Why There are Virtually Zero Health Benefits from Alcoholic Beverages” for anyone who…

Fashionstration.

The frustration of fashion. I tried combining two words, can you tell? As someone who is not stick-shaped and below average height, it’s frustrating trying to find clothes that fit nicely. This high-waisted jeans and shorts BS is driving me insane. There was a reason they went out of style in the first place: the…