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 is sponsored by Vital Proteins and contains affiliate links. If you’re active anywhere in the social media world, you’ve probably heard of Vital Proteins. As a Chicago resident,  I’ve been fortunate enough to work with the Chicago-based company on several occasions and watch them grow exponentially in a short period of time. What started off as a small number of products has grown into more than fifteen. If you’re anything like me, you may have questions about the differences between them. As new products started popping up, I wasn’t sure quite how they differed from one another. This post… 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

I feel like I could use this topic to spin off all kinds of posts ranging from learning to say no to how to tap into your intuition. Maybe I still will. 🙂 I’ve mentioned here and there that I’ve been feeling overwhelmed for at least a good month or so. My problems are all good ones to have — too much work with not enough hours in the day. As much as I wish it weren’t true, there is too much of a good thing. I gave up one of my teaching jobs at the end of March. While… View Post