BIO

Body-positive intersectional feminist. BP Type II. Diet industry dropout. Wife. Mom of 5. Bibliophile. Cake aficionado. Editor In Chief @ Ravishly. Types 17 WPM.

Joni Edelman's Articles

IHOP Changed Their Name To IHOb — I Call Bullsh*t

In what might be the most absurd marketing move ever, IHOP has changed their name to IHOb. (The ‘b’ is lowercase which makes no sense.) The restaurant formerly known as the International House of Pancakes will henceforth be known as the International House of... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.11.18 11:43am   |   SHARE
There's so much you should've learned in high school.

23 Things You Should Have Learned In High School (But Didn't)

I’d like to teach a high school class called “Sh*t You Should Know To Be An Adult.” There's so much you should've learned in high school.
joni edelman, RN   |   06.11.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
We have a pandemic preoccupation with productivity we are obsessed with productivity.

We Are A Culture Obsessed With Productivity — And It's Literally Killing Us

We have a pandemic preoccupation with productivity we are obsessed with productivity. We reward “hard work” with money and praise and admiration and envy.
joni edelman, RN   |   06.7.18 11:34pm   |   SHARE
While money does not prevent depression, it does facilitate the potential for happiness, or at the very least more management of unhappiness.

Money Does Not Prevent Depression — But It Probably Makes It Easier To Survive It

While money does not prevent depression, it does facilitate the potential for happiness, or at the very least more management of unhappiness.
joni edelman, RN   |   06.6.18 4:42pm   |   SHARE
I have to pack boxes and go through things that remind me of all the lives I’ve lead and throw away things that no longer serve me.

I Didn't Realize Moving Meant Packing Up My Trauma, Too

I cannot fix the fear and anxiety and overwhelming sadness about this upcoming move. The frightening truth is this: the only way out of it is through.
joni edelman, RN   |   06.1.18 8:21am   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

Mommamental: Stop Shaming Your Kids For Masturbating

Stop shaming your kids for masturbating! I know this all might sound so unbelievably awkward to you, but encourage your kids to masturbate.
joni edelman, RN   |   05.31.18 9:40am   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

HEY! It's MerMAY! 

Because of my love of mermaids (and my desire to share that love) I have for compiled of few of my favorites for your viewing enjoyment. The world is full of so much garbage right now, take three minutes to bask in mermay glory.
joni edelman, RN   |   05.29.18 9:57am   |   SHARE
Photo Credit: Myron Yeung

I'm Scared That If I Need You, You'll Leave

I opened the door to my heart and told him not only did I desperately need him, but that I was desperately afraid to need him.
joni edelman, RN   |   05.23.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

Mommamental: Talk To Your Kids About Bipolar Disorder

Talk to your kids about Bipolar disorder! It's not a conversation any parent wants to have. But it’s a conversation every mentally ill parent needs to have.
joni edelman, RN   |   05.21.18 1:52pm   |   SHARE
You will survive your divorce.

You Will Survive Your Divorce

The breaks and the cracks and the places where we fall apart all hurt, but those are the places where the reinforcement happens. The breaks are a prerequisite for the repair.
joni edelman, RN   |   05.14.18 2:31pm   |   SHARE