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When the Need to be in Water is Threatened by Body Issues

I put my bathing suit on anyway.

Photo by Jane Palash on Unsplash

I love being in water.

Fully submerged, swimming in it, frolicking like a young child. Especially cold water; the kind of cold that immediately heightens all the senses, elevates the heart rate, causing an undeniable awareness of being alive.

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Mandy Osterhaus Ream

Mandy Osterhaus Ream

Part-time professor. Full-time woman in middle age. Happiest in water. Her work can be found on mandyosterhausream.com.