5 Tips for Waking Up at 5 AM

I am not naturally a morning person. I'm also not really a night owl. Mostly, I just like to sleep. My dream job (no pun intended) would probably be sleep-testing mattresses--but I suspect that might not actually be a job. Over the past couple of weeks, work has been insanely busy. I hit my limit ...

Knitting as Meditation

I first learned to knit back in 2007. I was working my first job after graduation, and I was looking to make friends. There was a group of women in the department who'd started a knitting club. They were really cool--and I really wanted to hang with them--so I decided to join. The first time ...

Mini Break

I've decided to take a mini break from blogging this week. My day job is insane right now, so I'll be putting in lots of extra hours there. To make sure that I have balance in the rest of my life, I need to step away briefly. I'll be back to my regular posting schedule ...

3 Tips for a Healthy Relationship… With Yourself

When I realized that Wellness Wednesday and Valentine's Day would collide this year, I was inspired to write a blog post combining the two. So the focus of today's post is how to nurture the longest-lasting relationship you'll ever have: the one with yourself. Because as Mama Ru says: Tip 1: Don't Shit-Talk Yourself I ...

Um, I Was Talking

It's a running joke in my family how much I hate being interrupted. You might think it's not something that would come up that often, but my Dad has a bad habit of pointing out a bird in the backyard when someone's mid-sentence. He doesn't mean to do it; he just gets really excited about ...

Dealing With Bad Days After Depression

Bad days suck. But when you're recovering from depression, they can seem downright scary.

Loving It: My Dad Wrote a Porno

First up, for anyone who isn't familiar with the podcast I'm talking about, please let me clarify: my Dad didn't write a porno. Thankfully. The closest he's ever come to porn (to my knowledge, at least) was the time that he was showing me pictures of a panda on his phone and scrolled too far. ...

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