I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This Right Now, But… BREATHE.

Sometimes, we hold on too tightly to expectations, either those of people we know or the ones we set for ourselves. If you have OCD, or, really, if you’re anyone who feels the need to control things or you’re simply anxious about something in particular in your life (e.g. whether or not you’re going to…

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Broken Bacon: It’s Never Bad, Because It’s Meant to Be Shared

Everyone has a past. Good or bad. That’s just the nature of being beautiful, flawed, giant sucking things that, you know, breathe. We’ve experienced people treating us like shit, or ourselves treating others like shit. Or maybe you have just treated yourself like shit for years. I’m here to tell you: THAT’S OKAY. Now, when…

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Coo-Coo for Control: Why Your Bacon Needs to Accept that You Can’t Control Everything

My family gets a good chuckle from a particular memory of my potty training days. My mom would try to get me to go poo on the potty, but I refused. I liked them diapers, dammit. One day, she found me taking a squat in the corner of the front porch. Yup. Hence the invention…

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Bacon Beware: Gaslighting is a Major Problem if You’re a Sensitive Sizzler

As incredible as my bacon is, I can be a real idiot at times. And that’s okay, because just like all bacon, I’m still learning. And learning is the key to (imperfect) perfection. Bacon never stops learning. I’ve talked about Anti-Bacon before. But there’s a particular kind of Anti-Bacon that is quite detrimental to your…

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Woe is My Bacon! 8 Reasons You Should Stop Playing the Victim and Let Yourself Be Awesome

“You don’t know what real pain is.” Word for word, that’s exactly what someone said to me once. I remember thinking, “Gosh, who is this person to assume that I’ve never experienced real suffering in my life?” Yet hypocritically, and I’m not proud of it, I have in the past similarly looked down on others…

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Bacon Loud, Bacon Proud: Don’t Be Embarrassed for Being Weird, Crazy, Ultra-Bacon You

I coached girls soccer for a number of years. One of the things I enjoyed doing to boost morale was wearing a fake mustache. I’d run up and down the field holding my mustache on to keep it from flying off as I’d yell out to my girls, “Push up! Push up! You’re beautiful people!…

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