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Self and the City: New York is Horny Again

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self-care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work to hannah@chillhouse.com I believe that New…

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Self and the City: A Freaking Good Cry

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self-care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work to hannah@chillhouse.com I believe living in…

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Recognizing Codependency and Breaking Free Of It

In early October, my best and longest friend slid a book across the table, her eyes looking away and intently into the crowded screen on her laptop. It read “Codependent No More” in bright hot pink letters. As an individual with an intimate relationship with an alcoholic, my body was met with a weird mix…

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Self and the City: A Door Closed

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self-care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work to hannah@chillhouse.com I believe that sometimes,…

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How Activist Diandra Marizet Esparza Takes Care As a Co-Founder of a Grassroots Organization

Spending my days amplifying and supporting the stories of marginalized folks to help mitigate climate change has proven to be a huge privilege. But it can also open other organizers like Diandra Marizet Esparza, to moments of burnout and consistently assessing the historical pain of BIPOC communities. Diandra co-founded Intersectional Environmentalist, a resource hub that…

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Pisces Self-Care Guide

It’s officially Pisces season! These water signs are known for being highly empathetic, extremely intuitive, and vividly imaginative and are often meme-d for crying too often, but it’s funny because it’s true. Ruled by Neptune, the planet all about dreams, spirituality, and intuition, these emotional beings are so kind that they often put others’ needs…

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How to Give Back to Yourself When All You Do Is Give to Others

If you’re anything like me you tend to give and give and give and give. Sometimes you don’t even realize you’re doing it. It just comes natural to you. You love and care for others so much you just want to pour out everything you have to offer. Maybe it’s to your friends, your partner,…

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If Your S.O. Hints They Don’t Posses Empathy, Run

I recently went through a breakup. These are some of the words I was on the receiving end of: “The most interesting thing that has happened between us in the past three weeks is that you taught me the buttons on the duvet cover.” I scoffed, but only in my mind. It clicked for the…

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Self and the City: Symphony

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self-care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work to hannah@chillhouse.com I believe fear is…

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