I know I've written plenty about how I just want to sleep alone in my bed with the remote control all to myself, snuggling with my cuddly puppy and being Ms. Independent, yada yada yada. I think I may have introduced you to Chewbacca, my Pekingese Shih-tzu who is both my best little furry bud… Continue reading The healing power of Animals
Who doesn't need a hug once in a while from a soft, squishy teddy bear? When life gets to be a little bit too much how do you deal? When the atrocities of the world all get to be a little bit too heavy how do we reconcile that with our sense of gratitude? I… Continue reading Self Care
As a society, it's my opinion that we don't practice enough self-care. Especially those of us who are single and hustling every day to make that money, be responsible grown ups, pay the bills, go to jobs and somewhere in there nurture our important relationships. Where in there is time to nurture ourselves? Lately I've… Continue reading Self care
It has been a 9 days since I took this photo. We survived the hurricane and it was like nothing I've ever experienced before in my life. Some people are still without power. The water has been restored in most places, but we are required to boil it before we can use it for drinking or… Continue reading What surviving a hurricane taught me about myself & other people.
It's true, Friday night's sleeplessness was peppered with Facebook posts, YouTube videos, trying to read on my Kindle, downloading meditation or hypnosis apps trying to help myself get some Z's Sleep. Sleep has been elusive as of late. I've never been one to have trouble sleeping. I could fall asleep, get woken up by… Continue reading Sleepless in Texas
Have you ever taken a trip that was linear? Non-stop from one point to another. I don't mean your morning drive to work kind of trip, I mean a meaningful trip that has the potential to create changes and memories. A road trip across multiple states for example. They are rarely non-stop and they often… Continue reading Grief isn’t linear
When I first moved out into my own place and was setting up solo housekeeping last December, I was in the early stages of grief. When I am stressed, agitated, anxious, or just hyper I have discovered that cleaning, purging and organizing are my best friends. So I got into the habit real quick of doing… Continue reading Cleaning Therapy