Aug 22

More Wellness in My Life #16

Each Friday I’m talking about changes I’m making in my life towards more wellness. After all, wellness and health isn’t just about going to the gym. It’s not just about physical fitness, it’s also about lifestyle changes or improvements. It’s about overall wellness and how I’m working to achieve more of it in my life. …

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Aug 21

Depression Is Dangerous

I was there once. In fact I’ve been there a few times over the course of my life. The first time in my teens when I only had enough courage to take calculated amounts of pills, until one day I didn’t care anymore. I threatened that I’d stab myself in front of my sister if …

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Aug 20

Mostly Unedited Week in Review – 8/20/14

With the advent of digital manipulation of photos and the rampant sharing of people’s lives, often pictures and videos are only shown once they’ve been edited. This editing consists of filters, highlights, and touch-ups, not to mention often only sharing the highlights of our lives. With judgement and comparison being so interwoven into our social …

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Aug 19

Right Now Challenges

Today’s topic, challenges, is inspired by The One Minute Writer where you’re tasked with writing for one minute. Though I’ve written for more than a minute, the topic rang true to my desire (or lack thereof) this morning. Patience with house hunting. We’re looking for a place to live, not just any place, a place …

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Aug 18

Gratitude Linkup – Week of 8/17/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I’m grateful for. There have been times when I’ve gotten stuck in negativity that I’ve done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to …

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Aug 15

More Wellness in My Life #15

Each Friday I’m talking about changes I’m making in my life towards more wellness. After all, wellness and health isn’t just about going to the gym. It’s not just about physical fitness, it’s also about lifestyle changes or improvements. It’s about overall wellness and how I’m working to achieve more of it in my life. …

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Aug 14

My Depression, Some Robin Williams, and Shaking It All Off

I want to write about depression. Does me wanting to write about depression have anything to do with Robin Williams’ death, I don’t know. Maybe it’s a coincidence or maybe by almost avoiding reading anything about him dying is simply a symptom of his death’s effect on me. But, this really isn’t about him. I …

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Aug 13

Mostly Unedited Week in Review – 8/13/14

cookbook, meat and potatoes, cooking, recipe

With the advent of digital manipulation of photos and the rampant sharing of people’s lives, often pictures and videos are only shown once they’ve been edited. This editing consists of filters, highlights, and touch-ups, not to mention often only sharing the highlights of our lives. With judgement and comparison being so interwoven into our social …

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Aug 12

Friendship – Finding, Forming, Keeping, and Wishing

Welcome to the August 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Friends This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories and wisdom about friends. *** I struggle mightily with friendships. This isn’t a secret by now, since …

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Aug 11

Gratitude Linkup – Week of 8/10/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I’m grateful for. There have been times when I’ve gotten stuck in negativity that I’ve done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to …

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