The challenge: share 9-12 stock pictures that represent you. Then share a #Fast50 fun facts or beliefs you personally hold true. fast 50: 1. when in doubt, over-dress; and use the nice plates. Don’t save ‘em for a special occasion. 2. time spent on, in, or near water is never wasted 3. making memories and capturing moments is better than ‘stuff’ or ‘things’ 4. pugs … Continue reading #Fast50 : Fun Facts!
Okay, so, to be clear, he’s not *really* my friend, but, we live in a ‘clickbait’ society, do we not? This blog post is an open letter about a man who 1.) helped me get through both middle school and grief and the pandemic year and 2.) is one of THE MOST underrated frontmen of one of THE MOST awesome yet under-appreciated rock bands, like … Continue reading My friend, Gavin Rossdale
I’ve had health problems for almost my entire life. I’ve even written two books and an award-winning blog about all of it! But, they never really “got to me” until recently. The past year or so have been tough, to say the least. But — if I’m being honest, it’s the last decade, really. Sure, I dealt with RA & JIA, OA, Celiac, Bell’s Palsy, … Continue reading Joint Decisions and the Analysis Paralysis of My Summer
Okay, this post might be controversial to some, but if you’re already feeling uncomfortable, I urge you to read the whole thing. Basically, I’m sharing a few Facebook posts I made recently because — well, because it’s my blog and I wanna. Haha. In all honesty – it’s because I do have a modest platform and readership. Thus, I feel I called and compelled to … Continue reading Some thoughts on race, culture, mental illness, and ignorance. Yeah – this should go well.
My favorite wellness and beauty products including skincare, haircare, home goods, pet products, makeup, and more! Continue reading Spring 2021 Beauty +Wellness Product Guide
I know, I know – it’s March 2021, and we all need to just get over it and stop dumping on 2020 … or do we? About a year ago this week is when life went from “normal” to “our new normal.” If you lived through 2020, you know what I mean: there’s no sugarcoating the hellscape that was the past year. All of us … Continue reading 2020 Jenga & The Piece That Almost Toppled Me
A growth mindset is a beautiful thing. While I think ‘cancel culture’ sometimes gets to be ridiculous or a little too “quick to cancel,” sometimes, it is necessary to be able to reflect back on past work, ideas, and eras, and reckon with what we did, said, thought, or felt, that may have been inappropriate, offensive, or misguided. Even if we did not feel it … Continue reading It’s Okay to Change
What do I do in the time I have before I start my work days, or, on a typical weekend morning? Well, I’m glad you asked. Typically, I have 1-2 cups of vanilla coconut or cinnamon coffee in my sunroom with my 3 dogs: a doberman, Brutus … a tiny little blind & eyeless “min pin pom” a.k.a. “pinscheranian,” Pip … and a black rescue … Continue reading #FreeBritney 101: The Conservatorship, The Court Cases, The Conspiracy and the Con.
I don’t intentionally procrastinate, but … it does happen. A lot. I’m off work today as a part of a staycation that began on Friday. In addition to our little getaway to Seven Springs Mountain Resort, my goal was to get some ‘housekeeping’ stuff done with my websites and other things relating to my writing and ‘side hustles’ outside of my full-time day job. The … Continue reading The Art of Procrastinating
The title of this blog is a fleeting Internet reference that may or may not be relevant in coming days, weeks, months, or years. But, that’s okay, because it’s based on something that made me laugh out loud, for real! Anyway — hi. It’s me. I’m here live. I — I’m not a cat. I am, however, blogging for the first time in, quite literally, … Continue reading I’m Not a Cat.