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

That Darned Struggle Bus

For the last few weeks, I've been working through and with some low-level but constant anxiety and mild depression. It's become background noise to the point where I've chosen to ignore it and decide my "official" emotion would be something else. However, those binged episodes of Stargate: Atlantis pretty much speak for themselves. One day … Continue reading That Darned Struggle Bus

Contrary to Popular Belief, You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Today, our boy Toby is eleven years old. His excitement for his birthday is overwhelming. Well, we say that. In reality, we adopted Pooperschmidt three years ago today. We're pretty sure he's eleven, but we don't know his exact birthday. We figure today is a good a day as any. Recently, we went on vacation … Continue reading Contrary to Popular Belief, You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

The Largeness of My Potential Terrifies Me

Have your dreams ever terrified you? I'm not talking nightmares or night-terrors. I'm talking about those dreams that give you hope, inspire you to work harder, influence the goals you set for yourself. Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by the magnitude of the dreams you've allowed yourself to entertain? I have. In fact, I'm … Continue reading The Largeness of My Potential Terrifies Me

You Know You Better than “They” Do

Earlier this year, my husband and I decided to hire a financial planner. We were taking stock of our finances and realized that if we ever wanted to actually retire, we should probably do a little more than bury jars of cash in the backyard. And you thought those raspberry bushes were my attempt at … Continue reading You Know You Better than “They” Do

State of Kate Weekly Series

It's the last day of November. Tomorrow, I put up our Christmas trees. Yes, plural. We have the main tree in the living room, and a smaller one with a different color palette in the TV room. What can I say? I like the lights. My Jewish husband doesn't really care, but digs the fact … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Series

Weekly State of Kate Update

Want to know a dirty little secret? I'm writing this on Thursday night. Shhhhh. Want to know another one? WordPress is testing out a new way of writing/publishing posts so I'm trying it out. So if you see some funky new things, that's me playing around a bit.  The Physical Activity: hard WIN. Last week … Continue reading Weekly State of Kate Update