It’s Safer-at-Home order Day 4,972 and I’m beginning to crack. Wait, what? Why am I ready to crack? I don’t have kids to home-school, I have been able to work, and there’s no one else living with me that is underfoot. I have a LOT of friends who would think that’s living the dream, the […]

I am so, SO experiencing the 5 Stages of Grief during this…startling pandemic. Startling. Yes, that’s a good word. I was startled in the beginning and continue to be each day. I don’t know about you, but this whole thing has knocked me off my game. You see, I was already grieving the loss of […]

I found this blog a while back called The Middle Finger Project. Yes, that’s what it’s called. Really. The name drew me in. I mean, how could I not with a title like that? The content made me a follower. The author is a no-nonsense, no-fluff, tell-it-like-it-is kind of gal. She says what she thinks […]

My personal path to wellness requires moderation and healthy living. Moderation is key for me to be successful. Why moderation? Can’t I just go all-in and be super strict with drastic changes? Oh, hell no. And if I tell the truth, I love food! It’s just not always “healthy” food. Ya, I don’t do good […]

You hear the phrase “self-care” a lot lately, but really, do you know why self-care matters? Is it really so important, or is it simply another way for people to practice self-absorption? You know, be selfish and put themselves first. Oh ya, I went there, because it’s female human nature to go there with ourselves. […]

Let’s talk about something I rarely do – practice self-care for my mind, my body, and my spirit. I am the last person I think to take care of. It’s easier to handle everything else before looking within. I am terrible about self-care. I ignore it until I’m backed into a corner and forced to […]

How to beat the holiday blues is something that many of us have to deal with each year and few talk about. Holiday blues happen for a number of reasons. It’s Winter! The sun shines much less in the winter than the rest of the year. December 21 is the shortest day of the year, […]

My adaptation of the mother’s Rocky Road Candy recipe is awesome. When I was a child, I don’t remember a lot of cool holiday traditions.  I do remember the baking and the candy that began in November and ended at Christmas.  Rocky Road Candy and Other Goodness! Cookies, pies, fudge, and my favorite, the mother’s […]

I had to give up dairy (mostly) when I realized how it was impacting my body. As a child, I hated drinking milk. I didn’t feel good after drinking it, and to this day, looking at a jug of milk makes my stomach turn and my mouth feel like I need to throw up. My […]

I’d like to tell you why you need to quit drinking soda. Then I’ll tell you how I did it so you can too! If anyone tells you it’s easy, they are lying to you. It’s hard. Damn hard! 8 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda (and there are more if you do some research!) Soda […]