I’ve been doing a lot of unfollowing lately. It’s happened mainly on Instagram since that is where I spend a lot of my social media time. I’ve already written about how I feel about non-credentialed information and the fact that it’s your responsibility in how you receive information and it’s that second post that kept me on the fence about writing this one. In it, I argue that no matter what someone else says or writes, it’s your responsibility as the reader/viewer how you respond to that information. If it’s triggering, stop reading it, etc. I argue that it’s not… View Post

This post has been in my drafts for some time now and as I stared at the computer trying to think of something educational or enlightening, this seemed like the one that would actually get written today. Some of you have been around since the beginning of this blog, but I haven’t done one of these posts in quite some time, so for those of you who are new, here are 10 things you may not know about me. 1. I have a clubbed thumb The technical term is brachydactyly type D, but one of my thumbs is smaller than the… View Post

May is mental health awareness month, so I wanted to make sure I talked about it before it was over. I feel like the past several posts have been about mental health in one way or another — my seven year clean date, my decision to make more time for this blog, and my announcement of my writing sabbatical in September. I’ll be sure to get back to fitness, food, and other helpful wellness posts, but this is always a passion of mine so we’ve got one more for you for now. I struggle with depression and anxiety, as do… View Post

I feel most comfortable when I’m writing. I’m normally not a very verbally emotional person simply because I don’t know how to do it and whenever I try I feel like it comes across as forced or insincere. It’s a work in process, but it’s something I never did well and struggle to do well presently. When I write, it’s a different story. When I write, it comes from a well of emotion. I’m not sure what it is about the act of writing, but I feel the most at peace and the most like I can actually change things… View Post

May 20th lands on a Saturday this year. I don’t post on Saturdays and many of you don’t read on Saturdays. Therefore, this post is coming a few days early and I’m breaking a rule of recovery rooms — don’t celebrate before it’s time because you never know what tomorrow may bring. I’m pretty sure, however, that after (almost) seven years I won’t pick up a bottle or use said bottle to wash down a handful of pills, so here goes. Obligatory warning — this post contains talk of depression and drug use, so if you find those things triggering, come… View Post