Curiosity Makes Life Suck Less

As a white woman in my thirties, I'm supposed to tell you that wine makes life suck less. I actually tested this popular method out for a little while, only to find my problems are proficient swimmers. Needless to say, the so-called "relief" was short-lived. Obviously, for the best. Alcoholism definitely does NOT make life … Continue reading Curiosity Makes Life Suck Less

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The Trauma of Everyday Life

I didn't know it at the time, but the last time I blogged (December 30, 2017) turned out to be the last day of my mother's life. She was only 52 years old. The same age my father was when he passed away a little over two years ago. Strange, huh? They say that death … Continue reading The Trauma of Everyday Life

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short."  ~ Abraham Maslow We're just a few days away from the new year, 2018. Lots of folks are making resolutions and goals to make it a good one, including myself. 2017 was actually a pretty awesome year for me. Not because … Continue reading Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Coming to Consciousness

The process of self-actualization is a bit like getting the feeling back in your legs after they've fallen asleep. But it's more like the numbing that wears off after a trip to the dentist, because as happy as you are to finally have the feeling back, there's also some pain. But the pain wears off … Continue reading Coming to Consciousness

Boiling Over

After five months, more appointments than I can recall at the moment, and a sizable medical credit card balance later, my mouth is finally all caught up on dental work. I can’t stop smiling even though I can’t really tell if I’m smiling since I still have no sensation in half of my face. I […]