Mental Health

Self Care Sunday – Lawn Care

When we think of selfcare we so often focus on just the fun parts: bubble baths, Netflix marathons, cups of tea, and good books. But caring for yourself involves so much more than just being warm and cuddly. Sometimes taking care of yourself also means doing the things you need to do. In my new… Continue reading Self Care Sunday – Lawn Care

body positivity, health, weight loss

Two Months As A Diabetic

Two months ago I received the news that I have Type 2 Diabetes. For me it was shocking news. I was already on a high dosage of Metformin for my PCOS, but still, my A1C came back and it was not good. After hearing this news I went into a little emotional tailspin. As much… Continue reading Two Months As A Diabetic

body positivity, health, Mental Health, weight loss

When The Love Runs Out

The love ran out a bit this week. A small crack had worked its way into the foundation and over time it wore away the veneer and the strength. Eventually a trickle came and then suddenly a flood of love poured out of my vessel, leaving me all but empty. I have learned to love… Continue reading When The Love Runs Out

Marriage, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Parenthood, Thirties

When Someone You Love Loves Someone With A Mental Illness

Navigating the difficult journey of loving someone with a mental illness is a daunting task, requiring more grace and resolve than most people think they're capable of. When we look at someone who has a physical illness or disability, we can see how cruel it would be to leave a person in the midst of… Continue reading When Someone You Love Loves Someone With A Mental Illness

health

My Mustache – No-Shave November & Movember

It changes your life in a moment and it changes your life permanently. Whether you've been diagnosed or someone you love has been diagnosed, everything in your life after that moment is built around or amongst your diagnosis and treatment. Cancer walks closely with my family. My grandfather had colon cancer that eventually took over… Continue reading My Mustache – No-Shave November & Movember

Bereavement, Mental Health, Parenthood, Thirties

Deep Quiet – Finding Calm In The Midst Of Panic

I started having panic attacks in high school. I didn't know that's what they were at the time. I thought maybe something was wrong with my brain. I blamed them on lack of sleep or not eating enough for breakfast.  Like clockwork they'd arrive, first period, about 20 minutes into the school day. I'd be… Continue reading Deep Quiet – Finding Calm In The Midst Of Panic

Opinion, Thirties

Pretty Privilege & Why I’m Glad I’m Fat

The first time I read the words, "pretty privilege" I knew exactly what it was. It was the reason notes from boys were never passed to me, but through me to the pretty girl next to me in class. It was the reason I was never asked to prom or homecoming and the reason I… Continue reading Pretty Privilege & Why I’m Glad I’m Fat

Bereavement, Thirties

My 32nd Year

The 30th and 31st years were hard. A dear family member lost to suicide. My mother lost to cancer. A baby lost to miscarriage. And a father lost to old age. Three funerals, one casket, two large urns, one small. One family caught in the middle, surrounded by heartbreak, tear stained cheeks because we can't… Continue reading My 32nd Year

Makeup, Opinion, Reviews

Why I Won’t Join Your Pyramid Scheme

About ten years ago when I was 21 a lady in my office came around to invite several of us to a jewelry party. Several months before this I'd worked in a jewelry store and loved it. So, when she told me that she made so much extra cash doing something she already loved, I… Continue reading Why I Won’t Join Your Pyramid Scheme