One of the "draggiest" parts about this time of the year in areas like the Midwest is the dry air, outside, as well as inside due to rogue apartment radiators that whistle like a tea kettle all night, every night! I used to have a humidifier that I would put a few drops of essential… Continue reading Weleda Skin Food
I loved being a student at Indiana University. Yes, I had too much fun there, but what I mostly think about when I look back on my college years was the sincere joy that I had being a student. While IU is known for their esteemed Kelly School of Business, I had a fantastic education… Continue reading Continuing Education or Personal Debt?
My fandom with Fleetwood Mac began several years ago now, and while I'm not quite as obsessed as I was upon my discovery of their music, they'll always be one of my favorite bands in one of my favorite genres of music. One might argue their true heyday was in the late 1970s to early… Continue reading The Landslide’s Bringing Them Down
Sometimes, it's easier to say what things aren't. If and when I have time to look at other blogs, I notice a lot of Millennial white women, a category to which I belong, doing the same thing over and over. In particular, I see a lot of Instagrammable photos, mainly of these women (that are… Continue reading What is Blogging to Me?
It's been a really odd week, to say the least. The dangerous weather in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday left a lot of people cooped up in their homes for safety. On Wednesday, I did not leave my apartment one time, even though it looked beautiful outside with bright, clear blue skies and an appearance… Continue reading Winter Blues
Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay in postings this week. Work has been insanely busy and I just have been harder pressed for time. That said, I had some ideas a-brewin` and I decided since they're rather miscellaneous or komono (thanks Marie Kondo), I would do another round of Smörgåsbord! Alright Volume V; let's do… Continue reading Smörgåsbord V
January, for my line of work, is busy season! And as exciting and energizing as it is, it can be very difficult to "turn it off" and quiet my mind. Think about it: you're suddenly laying in bed attempting to lull yourself to sleep after a jam packed day full of meetings, emails, and phone… Continue reading How Do You Quiet Your Mind?
This week, I decided to check out a newer series on Netflix called, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Seeing the words, "tidying up" immediately caught my attention because while I'm certainly not at an OCD level of tidiness, I really like for my personal spaces to be neat, both and home and work. Marie Kondo is a decluttering guru,… Continue reading I Tried The KonMari Method
I've always thought that eating disordered behavior functions much like an addiction given that your brain activity and patterns can directly correlate to the type of disordered eating behaviors you exhibit and how you recover. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, "Researchers have identified specific neurobiological differences in the brains of people with anorexia,… Continue reading Disordered Eating: The Brain vs. The Power of Will
I'm frustrated. At this point, I'm frustrated by the bodily pain I feel every day. I know I'm lucky and that many have it worse than I do. But I consider myself a generally healthy person. I eat well and exercise 2-4 times a week. I know I could increase that, probably, but the chronic… Continue reading Experiments in Pain Management