What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

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7 Ways to Have a Better Day

7 Ways to Have a Better Day

Disclaimer: In the name of full transparency, please be aware that the Amazon ads at the end of this blog post contain affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had some … Read More

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part Two

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part Two

Disclaimer: In the name of full transparency, please be aware that the Amazon ads at the end of this blog post contain affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). I want to start Part Two of my sobriety series … Read More

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part One

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part One

Disclaimer: In the name of full transparency, please be aware that the Amazon ads at the end of this blog post contain affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). So I want to preface this two-post Sobriety Series by … Read More

Chronic Illness Side Effects No One Talks About

Chronic Illness Side Effects No One Talks About

It’s no secret that being sick sucks. Whether it’s the flu, a cold, or a chronic illness, it’s never fun. But just imagine having to deal with those symptoms day in and day out, with very little (if any) relief. On top of all of that, you look totally “normal”. Not only are you not … Read More

A Judgement Journey (with Walnut Milk Memory Latte Recipe)

A Judgement Journey (with Walnut Milk Memory Latte Recipe)

Have you ever tried something and had people look at you like you were nuts? Have you ever looked at what someone else was doing, wearing, or saying and think “why on earth…?” We’ve all done it. We’ve all judged other people’s’ decisions and the way other people live their lives. Honestly, I do it … Read More

50 Thoughts I’ve Had While Dealing With Chronic Illness

50 Thoughts I’ve Had While Dealing With Chronic Illness

Life is seriously hard sometimes. Whether you have a chronic illness or not, there are some challenges that just seem impossible to overcome. For the last few months, I’ve been facing one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever faced: trying to get my health back under control. In the late summer/early fall, my Interstitial … Read More

Your Body is Trying to Tell You Something

Your Body is Trying to Tell You Something

This morning, as usual, I woke up feeling less than stellar. In all honesty, it’s more common that I wake up feeling utterly terrible than relatively decent. So, I took a slow morning. I tried to sleep in a little bit but my mind was going a million miles a minute (as usual). I felt … Read More

Wellness Lessons from the Chronically Ill

Wellness Lessons from the Chronically Ill

Have you ever had to choose between your mental health and your physical health? What I mean by that is, have you ever decided to do something (or not do something) that would improve your mental wellness but harm you physically (or vice versa)?  I believe everyone, whether aware of it or not, has had … Read More

 A few thoughts on health and wellness

 A few thoughts on health and wellness

I want to start out by apologizing for being rather AWOL lately and explain the circumstances of my absence from the blog. As many of you know, a few years ago I was diagnosed with a chronic condition known as Interstitial Cystitis (also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome). While I have mostly been able to … Read More