This is an email from Inside Your Head 🧠, a newsletter by Elemental.

Our bodies are marvelous.

On April 10, 2019, Medium launched Elemental — a new science-backed health and wellness publication to help people better understand and take care of their bodies and minds.

What a long, strange year it’s been.

We now find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, on week 4 (feels like 400) of quarantine, trying to make sense of a confounding virus and deliver solid, sound, useful information to help you stay safe and healthy. It’s been all hands on deck for Team Elemental, as I’m sure it has been for you in your life, as we grapple with the slippery science and a whole bunch of uncertainty.

But today it’s our birthday, we’re celebrating, and the coronavirus isn’t invited. We’ve pulled together ten stories that remind us all how incredible our bodies are — how strong and smart and forgiving and bewitching they can be. They are under siege these days, but they are marvelous.

Read the stories here.

We hope you’ll celebrate with us from the comfort of your homes (killer party next year, we promise) and thank you, as always, for reading Elemental.

Sarah Collins

Elemental editor-in-chief