Self Care & Wellness

I’ve wandered into this thing called “self care” and taken a dive into “wellness”. I should have gotten into a long time ago.

Here are the posts I’ve written about it – click on “load more” for more.

If you have questions, tap at me here.

Running Out of Spoons: Self Care When You Have a Disability

There are affiliate links in this post – and all that means is that if you buy something using a link here, Amazon or the company will give me a percentage but you will pay no more than you would have. Not all of the links are affiliate. Nothing is listed here that I don't

Here’s Why 2017 Didn’t Suck

To my friends, it looks like 2017 sucked for me. Breakup of a 10-year marriage, right?! Leaving the Lost Coast. Grieving the death of my brother, Dana. I mean, I lost my home and my marriage in 2017. Added to that, my closest friends don't live close to me, so I didn't have much support

Gaslighting: What it Is & How to Tell if You Are Being Gaslit

"Gaslighting" is not a new term but it feels if it is, because the concept seems like it is exploding into the lives of people right now. But what is it exactly? And how do you know if it's going on in your own relationship? Are you making things up in your own head, overthinking

Morning Routine

I think the concept of us being the creators of our lives is powerful. So powerful that it takes the passive and helpless and flips it. It was the one thing that truly changed how I feel about disability - about being deaf and having C-PTSD, about my daughter Moxie having Down syndrome. Feeling that

The Best Personal Planners for 2018

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Mama Be Strong

For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you know how I started up 'The Skinny Hippie" and it was going to be about wellness and weight loss? I thought it was hilarious that I was calling myself a skinny hippie since a) I'm not skinny and b) despite the

Transforming Lies Into Resistance: Part 2 in the “Self-Care in the Time of Liars” Series, by Naomi Ortiz

Audio reading of this post is available here (link to soundcloud) When the cochineal scale insect (Dactylopius coccus) invades, it looks like harmless white fluff, but really, it’s mission is to sink its mouthparts into a juicy nopal cactus pad and slowly suck out the life from the inside until it withers and dies. The

Self Care in the Time of Liars: Part 1: Surviving in the Liars Sandstorm, Guest Post by Naomi Ortiz

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How to Meditate: Easy Ways for the Total Beginner

How to Meditate: Easy Ways for the Total Beginner

What to Do When Your Daily “Damage Report” Makes Your Teeth Clench

Suggestions for the would-be activist when getting overwhelmed seems like the easiest thing to do

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