Last year I showed up late and alone to the Women’s March. I didn’t even make it to Grant Park. As the train crawled closer to the rally I started to see seas of people starting to flood the streets and jumped off to join in. Even though I was there late it was an… Read More Protest Protocol: Signs?
Ah, I recall just over a week ago I was full of hope and excitement for the new year. I eagerly wrote about the great and attainable things I want to accomplish in 2018. I spent time breaking down those goals into manageable steps and was on the right track. I had done everything I… Read More Setbacks Suck & Getting Over It
I got a light therapy lamp shortly after my post in October to assist with my seasonal affective disorder. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t awkward at first sitting in front of a little box beaming a bright light in my general direction for twenty minutes after waking up in the morning. I struggled for… Read More S.A.D. Light Therapy Lamp Review
There’s no way to avoid it. 2018 is quickly approaching. Not only are we still recovering from the holidays, but we’re dealing with the stress of reflecting on the year that’s passed and the pressure that can come with hopes for the new year. Instead of waiting for the new year to begin my resolutions I… Read More New Year: Reflections & Hopes
Cooking can be fun, but more frequently I descend into panic over a forgotten ingredient or trying to time everything perfectly. The best way to keep cooking fun is to be as prepared as you can. I’m following a paleo diet for the month of December and realized I’ll need to bring some food I… Read More Preparation Reduces Stress: 4 Paleo Recipes for the Holiday
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and for many it’s also the most stressful. The intent of gathering with friends and family is to celebrate and spread happiness, but often we lose the meaning and end up stuck on the logistics of gift giving and the strain of dealing with difficult personalities. So,… Read More Holiday Survival Guide
This phrase used to DRIVE ME CRAZY and in certain contexts it still does, because no shit. If you struggle with mental illness it is literally all in your head, but when people respond to your struggle with this statement it can feel so minimizing and condescending. This weekend I reclaimed this phrase. I had an opportunity… Read More It’s All In Your Head