Having skin where I don’t need to wear makeup was the ultimate dream since I was twelve. I have dealt with acne from my teen years and as a woman in her thirties, I am tackling skin care on two fronts—acne and aging.Continue reading “The Skincare Routine that has Been Saving my Skin”
I fell into the abyss of Instagram on one tragic night and I came across an illustration that made me feel so visible. Continue reading “There is a Word for It: Revenge Bedtime Procrastination”
It is a Saturday morning and my girls are still with their dad. My back hurts, my neck hurts, pretty much every inch of my body hurts. There are groceries Continue reading “3 Most Valuable Lessons My Children and I Have Learned from My Chronic Illness”
Happy Sunday. It’s self-care Sunday. The greatest form of self-care is developing self-awareness. There is no greater gift Continue reading “5 Things I Learned in Therapy”
As the temperature dips, the hot tea and cocoa will be in heavy rotation at my house.
This week I have been recovering from a stiff neck, partially caused by my girls jumping into bed with me and throw my body into the weirdest, uncomfortable positions. Welcome to sleeping with kids. It’s the worst no matter how much you love them.
Last night I had a mini pandemic meltdown that I shared with my Instagram followers. I needed to sulk for a moment, because I am hitting the pandemic wall. I’m an introverted homebody, but we’ve been at this for almost a year. I don’t see us getting back to normal anytime soon.
If you read anything this weekend, please read anything from Banter Republic. If I need a pick me up, a laugh or something thought provoking, he comes through with all of it. Don’t Stop is the latest post and once you start there, you won’t be able to stop. You will want more.
I also finally ordered my daughter that Elsa costume she has been asking for. I totally forgot to order it and pretended it may have been lost in the mail. Welcome to parenthood. And as for the conversation about smooth hair like Elsa, we shut that down. You’re a beautiful, curly haired Elsa. Elsa doesn’t have to look one way.
I am still reading The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Reese Taylor. I hope to finish it very soon.
It’s been a proper freezing day, and the weekend will be the same, so stay warm.
What are your weekend plans?
For much of this week, I have been under the weather. It peaked today and I am trying to take all the vitamin C, elderberry and tea that I Continue reading “Have a Weekend of Wellness”
Some things are better left unsaid, but it seems that for people with chronic illnesses, we hear a lot. Statistics show Continue reading “5 Ways to Have More Mindful Interactions with People who Have a Chronic Illness”