5 Tips for Waking Up at 5 AM

I am not naturally a morning person. I'm also not really a night owl. Mostly, I just like to sleep. My dream job (no pun intended) would probably be sleep-testing mattresses--but I suspect that might not actually be a job. Over the past couple of weeks, work has been insanely busy. I hit my limit ...

Knitting as Meditation

I first learned to knit back in 2007. I was working my first job after graduation, and I was looking to make friends. There was a group of women in the department who'd started a knitting club. They were really cool--and I really wanted to hang with them--so I decided to join. The first time ...

Mini Break

I've decided to take a mini break from blogging this week. My day job is insane right now, so I'll be putting in lots of extra hours there. To make sure that I have balance in the rest of my life, I need to step away briefly. I'll be back to my regular posting schedule ...

3 Tips for a Healthy Relationship… With Yourself

When I realized that Wellness Wednesday and Valentine's Day would collide this year, I was inspired to write a blog post combining the two. So the focus of today's post is how to nurture the longest-lasting relationship you'll ever have: the one with yourself. Because as Mama Ru says: Tip 1: Don't Shit-Talk Yourself I ...

Um, I Was Talking

It's a running joke in my family how much I hate being interrupted. You might think it's not something that would come up that often, but my Dad has a bad habit of pointing out a bird in the backyard when someone's mid-sentence. He doesn't mean to do it; he just gets really excited about ...

Dealing With Bad Days After Depression

Bad days suck. But when you're recovering from depression, they can seem downright scary.

Loving It: My Dad Wrote a Porno

First up, for anyone who isn't familiar with the podcast I'm talking about, please let me clarify: my Dad didn't write a porno. Thankfully. The closest he's ever come to porn (to my knowledge, at least) was the time that he was showing me pictures of a panda on his phone and scrolled too far. ...

No, Seriously… Let’s Talk

Mental illness is not uncommon. So why don't we talk about it?

Marvel Marathon Update

I'm almost at the halfway point in my Marvel movie marathon mission, and I have some thoughts about what I've watched so far.

No More Kitchen Chaos

I gave my chaotic kitchen a much-needed makeover. It only took a podcast and (quite) a few broken dishes to get there.

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