Category: Wellness

Guest Post – This Thing Called Synesthesia

My husband is back for another guest blog post, this time talking more about his brain and some recent amazing stuff that has come up this week. For newer readers, click HERE to read about his TBI first so you get the full gist of things before reading below. It’s a trip. What do you mean you don’t see notes?…

Eco-licious

Stuff that’s been rolling around in my own head this past week… Eggs + Souffles + Science = Awesome. Infertility + Elderly Women + Friendship = The Sisterhood of Grief at All Ages. Art + #MeToo + Sports Illustrated = A Step in the Right Direction. More Guns + Women + Rapists = Jessica Valenti calls out more NRA Bullshit.…

March Madness (…is divinest sense?)

When I was fifteen or sixteen, my Honors English teacher Mr Lewis gave each of us a poem that he thought represented us well. I got Emily Dickinson (score!), with this poem above. Anyone who knows even a bit of me will get a chuckle reading this as it couldn’t be closer to the core of who I am. So…

Gee, thanks Dr Google!

So, seriously, I’ve often taken health advice from the internet with a grain of salt, but over the past 5 or 6 years, I’ve learned more from health/medical websites than I have from nearly all of my doctors and naturopaths combined. Here’s a few examples of the shit care we’ve received over the years that often have pushed me to…

you’d be crawling by now…

“There’s a whole other conversation going on In a parallel universe Where nothing breaks and nothing hurts There’s a waltz playing frozen in time Blades of grass on tiny bare feet I look at you and you’re looking at me” ~ from Beam Me Up (Pink) I am grieving. Parts of the river behind the dam I began to build…

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…

Eco-licious: Bring it on, 2018…

I don’t know about you but I am SO glad last year has been put to rest! Hope you all had a lovely new year, whether you spent it in your PJs or out on the town, and that 2018 brings good things and a helluva lot more hope than 2017 did. Here are a few things that brought me…

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…