Posts tagged self care
Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Here are the posts from 2018 that received the most visits. They are a snapshot of this past year in my transition, bodybuilding, and self development journey. They are an honest look at what I love to share with others. I hope that they can be resources that give others support when they need it that most.

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Post Op Top Surgery Scar Care - Topical Treatments and Nutrition to Heal

After care is vital to healthy healing and feeling your best. In this post, I discuss my scar care methods for post op top surgery care. These care methods mostly apply to once you are at about 2 weeks post op and beyond.

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Homemade Mask for Scar Care - FTM Top Surgery

I developed this mask after top surgery (double mastectomy) to help my body detoxify, reduce inflammation, minimize redness, decrease puffiness, and do all I can to help minimize the chance of having dark scars on my chest. The ingredients are all chosen for their natural healing properties. The mask is gentle, safe, and easy to make!

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

What a wild ride this year has been. It's not quite over but with only a handful of days left in 2017, I wanted to pause and look back on the progression of River Runs Wild this year. 2017 has been such a transformative year and I wanted to share some of it's highlights. Here are the top ten posts from this year on my blog. Enjoy, share, and feel free to connect with me for any questions, comments, etc.

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Going "Home" for the Holidays - LGBTQ+ Reminder

The Holidays can be difficult for so many reasons. They are meant to be enjoyed with the people we love... bring us close together. Often, they do the opposite. There's all the stress of planning, large amounts of food, the pressure to spend money, seeing people that you haven't seen in a long time, etc. Some of these pressures can feel really overwhelming, especially if you are already going through a particularly vulnerable patch in your life.

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7 Months on Testosterone - Video Update

This video is part of my transition update series and it marks 7 months on testosterone. This video starts with physical changes, followed by mental changes, and life updates. The video ends with some photo comparison from my self portrait series.

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Coming Out as Trans to My Professional Network

This is the actual email that I used to come out to my clients. I want to have this public and available as a resource to anyone who is trying to come out in a similar situation. This letter worked very well for me and answered people's questions. It also has a positive and open tone that invites any questions or concerns to be voiced.

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3 Months On Testosterone - Video Update

Original record date: May 20th, 2017. This video is part of my transition update series and it marks 3 months on hormone replacement therapy. This update includes mental health updates and physical changes.

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Tarot as a Self Care Tool

The beauty of the Tarot lies in the relationship that one develops with it over time. There will be readings that are just ok, some will be surprising, and some will be deeply moving. There are times that I have felt an energy connecting with me that was clear and strong.

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Drinking After Sobriety

After ruminating on the decision I knew that I didn't want to drink to alter my state, escape, numb out, or run. I wanted to be able to drink occasionally, end of story. It was the lack of excitement about it that was promising to me. I wasn't itching for a swig. I knew that if I tried it again and it didn't go well, that I could always go back to sobriety. That method would always be there for me as a tool. 

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