It's Okay to Not Be Okay.

I think we all need to hear that right now. We're all scared; some of us are in denial, which is making those of us who are scared even more so. Most of us are doing what we can to find some kind of peace and normalcy right now. But most of us are in … Continue reading It's Okay to Not Be Okay.

Trying to Maintain a Sense of Balance When The World is a Dumpster Fire

I know what's on your mind right now, because it's on my mind, too. It's on everyone's mind. Whether you think everything is overblown or your prepping for end-times, we're all talking about the same thing: COVID-19. The Coronavirus. The thing we are all sick of talking about and yet can't stop talking about. Like … Continue reading Trying to Maintain a Sense of Balance When The World is a Dumpster Fire

Struggling to Fit Intermittent Fasting into a Crazy Schedule

Why is it when life gets busy, the first thing that goes by the wayside is health? I could go into a long diatribe of why I think that is, but in truth it doesn't really matter. It's where I am right now. In late November I began Intermittent Fasting at the recommendation of my … Continue reading Struggling to Fit Intermittent Fasting into a Crazy Schedule

Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

On Tuesday December 10th, the Road to Black Belt became just a little bit shorter. Yes, I am a goober. No, I don't care. I, along with six others, braved our brown belt tests. Four of us tested for promotions to Brown Belt, two of us (I was one of them) tested for our First … Continue reading Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

Burnout: More Than a Catch Phrase

Earlier this year, I retired from being a hands-on healer. I prefer the term "retire" over "quit" because it reflects the respect and passion I still feel for the profession. To me, "quit" implies I could no longer stand working that job for one more minute, that I no longer had the passion required to … Continue reading Burnout: More Than a Catch Phrase

Food Issues, Wellness, and Honoring Yourself

About a month and a half ago, I wrote a blog about my attempts at eating a more low-carb/Primal diet. I was a little iffy about it, but I'd made it a solid month eating this way and saw some tentatively positive results. Irony of ironies, shortly after I posted that entry, I fell off … Continue reading Food Issues, Wellness, and Honoring Yourself

Healthy and Realistic Eating Habits and Struggling to Accept Yourself

About a month ago, I made the decision to change the way I eat. This is always a tough thing for me to do, as I get obsessive about it and can go too far. It's the reason I succeed at losing nearly forty pounds with Weight Watchers over a decade ago, and it's the … Continue reading Healthy and Realistic Eating Habits and Struggling to Accept Yourself