Category: Wellness

5 Things to Stop Doing – NOW!

A few months ago, I was mentioning to a hiring manager – a CLIENT – over the phone that I would be out of the office for several days because we were celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday. He then actually had the nerve to “joke” with me that my husband was “robbing the cradle”, and when I calmly mentioned that…

My Brain (a guest post)

One extraordinary series of events in 2017 is that my husband has started talking more openly about his traumatic brain injury and how it has affected his life, from who he is to how he thinks to where it presents obstacles he never had before it occurred. I am so proud of him for talking about this and in turn…

Facing it Head On (& burning it down)

Throughout the years of infertility treatments, I never once read a book about the topic. No interest whatsoever. I didn’t want to read some bullshit “it only takes one egg” or “do these yoga poses and your eggs will magically reappear in your ovaries” inspirational publications, and I didn’t want to read a book by someone who got their happy…

Peri-WTF?! (or, having the courage to be free)

So I’m slowly but surely coming to the concept that I’m actually in perimenopause and have been for a number of years. I mean, hell, minus the hot flashes everything else seems to match pretty perfectly, from my fucked up ovaries to my mood swings to my space-out moments. Fact is, in just over two months I’ll be 44. When…

The Best Breast Test: Exploring Thermography (Part Two)

I am back with the second half of my blog series featuring the wonderful Candace Parmer of Radiant Body Thermography here in Portland, Oregon! With more and more warnings coming out from longtime medical professionals around the world about the dangers of mammography (and not just in holistic publications), I asked her to talk more in depth about the benefits…

The Best Breast Test: Exploring Thermography (Part One)

  I am SO excited to have my wonderful thermographer, Candace Parmer, as a guest blogger for this multi-part series on breast thermography and the many benefits it has as the safest and FIRST test women should get with a provider when looking for early signs of breast cancer. Candace’s mission is “to help women see themselves in a new…

Dealing with the Should in my head

“I want you to imagine trying hard at something that’s physical, that’s emotional, that’s a woman thing (and therefore embarrassing and silly and bad, according to our stupid culture). I want you to imagine trying hard at something that seems to define what “quality” of woman you are, and even when you push those toxic notions out of your head…

Week in Pictures

This is our mural downstairs in a little nook area outside of the bedroom that would have been for our little one. Being the basement and being beach bums ourselves, the ocean concept was an easy one, so I got some inspirations from some cartoon pictures and went to town with a black sharpie, then coloring those in with some…

Emerging…

I just kept hearing the word “emergence” in my head recently. Where am I going to wake up and make my next move? What will it look like? Do I really need to abide by these self-imposed rules? Or can I just…do what I want to do? Is it okay for me to emerge into this new unfamiliarity of a…