I like books. They can be an innocuous escape from the real world or a jarring reminder of what the real world really looks like. They help us empathize with situations we're unfamiliar with. Reading about things, people, histories, environments, circumstances we haven't experienced firsthand can give us the opportunity to spend a few days … Continue reading 9 Books for the Eclectic Bibliophile.
Coping mechanisms. We use these when we're thrown into new situations or relationships. A synonym for coping could be adapting, which makes coping mechanisms the tools or behaviors we use to make adaptation happen. They're essential. They help reduce the stress that comes with a disruption in our schedule, environment, or relationships. But like almost … Continue reading How do you cope?
Last week was long. And awesome. And difficult. And full of those moments where all kinds of things are happening inside but externally the world keeps on spinning, oblivious. It was an adjustment week. A “forge your own trail” week. I have a lot to say about last week, but trying to explain it all … Continue reading Having a lot to say but not saying it well.
Hello friendly faces. I feel like I've been away from the blog for weeks. What's new with you all? In case you missed it, two weeks ago, I made a move from PA to MA for college. Officially, a college student now. Whaaat?Slowly and slowly I'm settling into this new environment and role as a … Continue reading Lessons from a mug + Life updates
Hi there! I've missed this little space of the interwebs. Forgive the worn out excuse, but life has been busy of late. In reality, life itself hasn't been preoccupied, but the mind that sorts through all the life stuff has been busy. I haven't felt able to put together a coherent post, so I'm taking … Continue reading Bye for a little while.
Hi you! I'm excited to share with you a few amazing meals from the past few days. Unfortunately, I seem to have momentary memory lapse when trying to record a full day of eats, so I did my best to piece together recent eats along with current enigmas that baffle and bemuse. Let's start with … Continue reading Recent Eats + Current Enigmas
It isn't trans fat. It isn't sugar. It isn't red dye 40. Those things can definitely play a role in making us feel well or unwell, and I will always advocate for a balanced diet. But when I use the term 'health,' I'm thinking about life holistically. The sum of all the different aspects of … Continue reading What’s really taking a toll on your health.
Hello, friends. I looked back on last week, and after comparing it to the week before last, I came to the conclusion that I should probably work on varying my weekly schedule. But then again, if it isn't broken, why fix it? And currently, I'm grooving in my routine. It might get boring for you … Continue reading New Things + Old Routines
Hello there, my friends. I'm popping in for a quick, no fuss recap of a day of meals. On this particular day, I was dogsitting, so each meal features the flufferpupper. He's a sweetie. Breakfast: oats in an almost empty cashew butter jar with banana and blueberries.Lunch: sandwich on ezekiel bread + baby carrots and tomatoes. hummus, … Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday.
First, I would probably smile a little awkwardly and give you a tight, squeezy hug. Hopefully we know each other well enough (or think we know each other well enough) that the hug softens some of my awkwardness. Then, we would order the obligatory tea (or coffee if it's your thing). And I would ask you … Continue reading If we were checking in over tea…