I'd like to start this post with a couple of blanket statements. First, I don't like politics. It is a part of democracy that is full of corruption and generally makes my heart hurt. Second, I consider myself to be a rational, empathetic, good person. I have always had friends who were Democrats, who were … Continue reading Glitter, rainbows, and the 45th POTUS
Being a huge nerd, I was recently involved in an epic conversation about who would survive a zombie apocalypse. Spoiler alert: I would not. According to everyone else present, the key to survival is to save yourself first. Always. But I know myself, and my first reaction would be to save my loved ones. Apparently … Continue reading Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First
Ah, dreams. Aren't they wonderful? The other day my youngest said that when he grows up he is going to be a YouTube millionaire. (Apparently that's a thing now.) I pointed out to him that of all the people who are on YouTube, only a handful of them become millionaires, and he replied, "Well, then … Continue reading What I Want To Be When I Grow Up- assuming that ever happens
Chronic Pain is horrible. Let's just put that out there. There are many different causes of chronic pain but regardless of the cause, the pain just sucks the life out of you. When you hurt, it is hard to focus on anything else. Many people turn to pharmaceuticals, for better or worse- I won't get … Continue reading Chronic Pain
I am a muller. At least with the big stuff. As a parent of an autistic child-and a naturally impulsive person, I've had to learn to be. I research and I worry and I debate until finally I hit a point where I realize the decision is already made-and then that's it. There's no going back. … Continue reading Parenting With a Capital P.
One of the things that I've learned since becoming a parent, is just how easy it is to lose touch with your friends. And that's a mistake. The happiest people I know are the ones who maintained their friendships, and made them a priority in their lives. Girlfriends supply a much needed support system, … Continue reading Life Lesson #5-Girlfriends
This journey of mine has been prompted by many different factors. Some of them are obvious, like my weight and my ever increasing anti-sociability. But some of them were less visible to my loved ones, like just how much pain I was in and my ever increasing pile of pharmaceuticals. In fact, I would say … Continue reading Essential Oils and Science
When I first started this blog, I began to do a lot of research into modern health. Actually, I am only a few credits short of completing my degree in Health Science, so this research was serving a dual purpose. And let me just say that I am absolutely not against modern Western medicine- … Continue reading The Health Wars
Making a Dream Board is one of those deeply personal craft projects that I've always had a difficult time with. I never really stopped and thought about why they were so important until one of my new life gurus (Is that a thing? If not, I'm making it one.) said that I needed to do … Continue reading Life Lesson #4: Dream Boards- what are they, why are they important, and why Pinterest doesn’t count.