7 Ways to Have a Better Day

7 Ways to Have a Better Day

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had some ROUGH days lately. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’ve had some really good days too. But it just seems like the bad ones have happening way too often. And I’m pretty sick of it. I know they say that “happiness is a choice”, but … Read More

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part One

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part One

So I want to preface this two-post Sobriety Series by saying I have absolutely NO issue with people drinking. If you choose to consume alcohol or if you choose sobriety, that’s up to you. It’s a very personal decision that I think you have to make for yourself. None of what I’m going to say … Read More

5 Life Lessons Learned This Week

5 Life Lessons Learned This Week

This week has been insane. A freakin’ roller coaster of emotions and adventures and lessons learned. This week started in Bryce Canyon Utah. As you know, my body hasn’t exactly been functional lately, but on Sunday, it allowed me to hike in some of the coolest country I’ve ever seen. Walking around giant hoodoos and … Read More

5 Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me

5 Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me

Anyone who knows me, or has been following me on Instagram long enough, knows that I have a slight obsession with plants. I basically can’t go into a Home Depot or any kind of garden store without buying a new plant baby. Oh, by the way, I call them my plant babies. You know that … 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

Adaptogenic Walnut Brain Balls

Adaptogenic Walnut Brain Balls

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, back in October I moved to a small walnut farm. We have 57 producing walnut trees, though some are much more productive than others. When we moved here, it was the beginning of walnut season, so we harvested as many as we could. We didn’t quite have the means … 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

5 Things I Learned in the Year 2017

5 Things I Learned in the Year 2017

I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, this has been a hell of a year. There have been some horrible things happening and it honestly has kind of seemed like the world has been spinning off its axis. Between the heartbreaking number of mass shootings and record-breaking natural disasters, some days … Read More

What Your Chronically Ill Friends Can Teach You About Health and Wellness

What Your Chronically Ill Friends Can Teach You About Health and Wellness

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 health 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