Carolyn Kylstra, SELF Magazine

Carolyn Kylstra

SELF Magazine

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Recent:
  • SELF Magazine
Past:
  • BuzzFeed

Recent articles by Carolyn:

What’s ‘Normal’ When It Comes to Sex After Baby?

On this week’s episode of the Checking In podcast, we’re talking about postpartum libido, post-baby sex drive, and having sex again after having a baby. → Read More

Opening Up About Your Chronic Illness

On this week’s episode of the Checking In podcast, we’re talking about living with chronic illness, and getting the support you need from the people in your life. → Read More

What Does Eating Disorder Recovery Even Look Like?

On this week's episode of the Checking In podcast, we're talking about healing from an eating disorder, and what eating disorder recovery means and looks like. → Read More

How to Create a Workout Routine (For Real This Time)

On this week’s episode of the Checking In podcast, we’re talking about how to create a workout routine that you’ll actually stick to. → Read More

What Is ‘Healthy Eating,’ Anyway?

On this week’s episode of the Checking In podcast, we’re talking about the connection between weight and health, and how the pursuit of weight loss can often do more harm than good. → Read More

Drinking Problem: How to Know If You Need to Fix Your Relationship With Alcohol

On this week’s episode of the Checking In podcast, we’re talking about problem drinking, sobriety, and everything in between. → Read More

Our Definition of Wellness Is Way Too Narrow. It’s Time to Change That

SELF's new year's plans involve rethinking our definition of wellness. We're starting with food, and redefining healthy eating. → Read More

How to Feel Less Lonely When You’ve Lost Your Person

Let's talk about the profound loneliness of grief. → Read More

How to Date and Have Sex as a Newly Out Queer Person

On this week’s episode of the Checking In podcast, we’re talking about how to date, have sex, and form relationships when you're a newly out queer person. → Read More

Let's Talk About Dating and Relationships When You Have a Chronic Illness

This week’s episode of the Checking In podcast is all about sex, love, and sleep apnea. A listener calls in to ask how she can feel less self-conscious about her sleep apnea. → Read More

How to Find the Right Therapist For You, Once and For All

On this week's episode of SELF's Checking In podcast, a listener calls in to ask about how to find a therapist who will understand what she's going through as a Black woman. → Read More

How to Have a Healthier Relationship With Social Media

Put an end to the mindless doomscrolling, once and for all. → Read More

Teeth Grinding: Why Do I Grind My Teeth—And How Do I Make It Stop?

Let’s talk about when your anxiety shows up in your jaw. → Read More

We're Launching an Advice Podcast!

Listen to our new advice show all about health and wellness. → Read More

So President Trump Has COVID-19. What Can We Learn From This?

A letter from the Editor-in-Chief of SELF magazine about what public health experts say about staying safe from COVID-19 → Read More

Mask On: A Visual Celebration

SELF magazine commissioned 10 artists to create visuals championing masks. Here's what they came up with. → Read More

Systemic Racism Is A Public Health Crisis, Too

Systemic racism is a public health crisis, and Black Lives Matter is a matter of public health, and of life and death. → Read More

What Does It Even Mean to Take Care of Your Mental Health Right Now?

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month, the editors of SELF magazine are thinking about what it means to take care of your mental health and cope. → Read More

What It’s Like to Be an E.R. Doctor Desperate for Personal Protective Equipment

Esther Choo, M.D., M.P.H., emergency medicine physician at Oregon Health & Science University, tells us what life is like right now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

If You’re Waiting for Someone to Tell You What To Do to Flatten the Curve, Here It Is

We all need to do everything we can, right now, to flatten the curve. → Read More