I’ve never explicitly talked about this on my blog, but most people who know me have some idea of my history with an eating disorder. I tend to feel like I’m being special snowflakey when I mention it, but I’ve learned that that mindset is incredibly common and incredibly problematic. It keeps so many people from seeking the help that they truly need, because they don’t see themselves as “sick enough.” I never want anyone else to feel like they can’t talk about it, so I know that I should.
I recently listened to an episode of The Healthy Maven podcast that featured Pheobe Lapine. To find balance in life with an autoimmune disease, Pheobe committed herself to what she called The Wellness project. She spent each month of a year focused on a different aspect of wellness. For example, she spent January without alcohol, caffeine, or sugar, May concentrating on the health of her posture and back, and September focused on sleep.
I have a LOT of clothing. Way too much. So much, in fact, that I’ve cleaned out my closet three times in the past year, and each time I got rid of at least two garbage bags worth of clothing. And still, my closet is overflowing, and my dresser drawers barely close. It’s ridiculous.
Holiday baking time! If you’re running out of party food ideas between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s festivities, check out my list of healthy holiday fare.
As I’ve methodically parred down my wardrobe, I found myself with a lot of clothes to get rid of. Many items went directly into my sisters’ closets, but there were still heaps left. If you have an interest in minimalism or simply downsizing your wardrobe, you’ll probably run into this issue as well. Here are some ideas to ensure as little waste as possible as you give your closet some breathing room.
Well, it’s official. Halloween is over, and as the discounted candy takes its place on the back shelves of retailers everywhere, Christmas trees, candy canes, and Santa hats take center stage (center store?). ‘Tis the gift-giving season. Here are some of my tried-and-true DIY gifts to inspire your holiday search.
‘Tis the season for candy corn, creepy stories, and costumes!
I got to read so much more this summer than I have in the past few years, and it’s been glorious. I feel like I’m constantly learning when I read every day. Thought provoking phrases and ideas have appeared in both the fiction and non-fiction I’ve tackled, so here are the notes I made.
I take back what I said in tenth-grade chemistry: I don’t hate science.
I hate chemistry class and the feeling of being so far behind I’d never catch up and the pages and pages of equations.
But not science. Science is really cool.
So it is with a respectful nod to science that I present to you my experience making geodes.
A few years of trying out Pinterest recipes has left me with a) a few tried-and-true favorites, and b) some “interesting” cooking stories. Here are my flops and favorites, so that you can bypass the more questionable ones and enjoy the best.