My specialties include general lifestyle, arts and culture, profiles, beauty, shelter/design, business and wellness. Note that some articles were written under my pseudonym, Pauline Estrem.
This season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills began with cast member Dorit Kemsley's shocking home invasion robbery, where she was held at gunpoint. Her subsequent journey with PTSD has been a key part of her storyline and, as she shared in one recent episode, one way she's coping with the trauma is with a form of therapy called EMDR, which stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
In our series What It’s Like, we talk with people from a wide range of backgrounds to learn how their lives have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For our latest installment, we spoke with Megan Lane, a freelance writer in Wading River, New York. In addition to depression, generalized anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa, and ADHD, the 30-year-old has been diagnosed with agoraphobia.
Agoraphobia is often simply defined as a fear of leaving home. In reality, it’s an anxiety disorder that...
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re sharing stories from the Brit + Co community about mother figures who shape our lives.
The New York Times called her a “renaissance runner.” The Hollywood Reporter described her as a “blend of Audrey Hepburn and Joan Cusack.” As an Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker, and writer, Alexi Pappas can be hard to define — and that’s just the way she likes it.
A renewed conversation about the pseudo-scientific technique of gay conversion therapy seems to be emerging nationwide, thanks to the upcoming premieres of two high-profile films on the subject.
13 Reasons Why season 2 debuted on May 18. The first season of the Netflix show followed a high school student named Clay Jensen who is tasked with following a series of tapes left to his classmates by a girl named Hannah Baker, after she died by suicide.
Netflix's 13 Reasons Why returns for its second season on May 18, more than a year after its initial debut in 2017. Based on the book by Jay Asher, the television adaptation was met with a variety of responses.
If you suffer from a mental illness like depression or anxiety, know that you're not alone: In a given year, about one in five US adults — or 43.8 million — experiences mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But there is hope — and help.