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I Hate Being Uncomfortable

Which is pretty much my day-to-day with PTSD. However, there are versions of uncomfortable that are more and less tolerable for me. One of the least tolerable is…wait for it…yoga. Yoga puts me into a lot of uncomfortable positions that my body does not want to do. And it makes me uncomfortable. And often angry.…

Seasonal Habit Change

I had forgotten until yesterday that about this time of year I used to do something a bit drastic or challenging for about a month, just to shake things up, try something new or put focus into something I wanted to accomplish. On year I lost 20 lbs (yes, in one month), one year I…

Thoughts on Scarcity

I grew up in scarcity, in a place that long suffered from a lack of resources or apparent resources, a place that was isolated and disconnected and a place that for generations people had to fight and work hard to live. I come from generations of people who pulled themselves up by their bootstraps day…

Run a Mile or Run for 3 Minutes

A person I greatly admire and respect told me that you can run a mile and see how long it takes, or you can run for three minutes and see how far you go, but you cannot run a 3 minute mile. Those words changed my life and how I view myself. That was in…

Leaning In to How Much This Week Sucks

I moved my grandma into a nursing home today. While she moved voluntarily, it was not without a lot of fear and upset on her part and sadness on mine. She needs full time care and I and my family are not able to provide that any longer, except through a residential care situation. It…

Capable in the Face of the Latest Storm

This week is insane.My boyfriend is having a meltdown about moving and about his family.My grandma is having a meltdown about moving to a nursing home. She doesn’t do unknown well at all and can’t figure out how she’s going to eat.My family is emotional about grandma moving to a nursing home and she’s decided…