The virtue of patience, & trying to cultivate it…

I think we've all seen the phrase "patience is a virtue" at some point, and it's been said often enough that it's rather passe, or said as a kind of "shut up and stop bothering me" statement toward someone who is mimicking a pressure cooker around you. Well, I wish like hell I could figure … Continue reading The virtue of patience, & trying to cultivate it…

How curbside grocery service might just save my (turkey) bacon in the long run…

I actually used curbside service at the grocery store three times so far, and I'd never intended to. The first time was because I had to take my dogs to the vet and I thought driving all the way to town for that, only to return home to drop them off and then drive all … Continue reading How curbside grocery service might just save my (turkey) bacon in the long run…

A strange, funny, yet disturbing epiphany I had regarding how I can “get back on the horse” sooner…

I had the slightest of lulls during my shift tonight, trying to cancel out some noise and figure out what to take care of next in my stack of stuff. It wasn't quiet by any stretch, but the thought just came in. I guess we could call it the epilogue of Sunday's "I hate my … Continue reading A strange, funny, yet disturbing epiphany I had regarding how I can “get back on the horse” sooner…

Building that “anchor point” in my day; or, getting my mental schedule back on track…

I have to say I haven't gotten the hang of consistency for much longer than a week or two. Perhaps that's why I was such a wage slave for so many years and am just now trying to get away from that and bear some more responsibility for what I can and will do in … Continue reading Building that “anchor point” in my day; or, getting my mental schedule back on track…

Choices & Chances, or, learning to finally use this quarantine period to my advantage…

To be clear, I'm pretty sure I DON'T have Covid-19. I had some minor symptoms that began to pile up earlier, but it very well could've been some other illnesses coming together (allergies, stomach irritations coming and going) added to the skyrocketing anxiety I was starting to have, making things feel worse than they actually … Continue reading Choices & Chances, or, learning to finally use this quarantine period to my advantage…

Q #164: Is the whole “wellness tea” thing actually a bunch of b.s.?

I was cleaning out my cabinet for my mugs because I finally got my expanding shelves in (yay!), and I discovered that I had a LOT more tea than I remembered. I hadn't had any in a while, probably because it was a pain to get to that part of the cabinet (and of course, … Continue reading Q #164: Is the whole “wellness tea” thing actually a bunch of b.s.?

Q #163: What’s the best way to get rid of slimy/sticky hands after cutting up melons, (because soap doesn’t seem to work that well)?

I went a bit nuts last week when I was at the store and they had sales on all kinds of melons. So, being an impulsive twerp, I bought one of just about every kind I could. Some I weren't able to use in time (I found myself in the middle of an infestation in … Continue reading Q #163: What’s the best way to get rid of slimy/sticky hands after cutting up melons, (because soap doesn’t seem to work that well)?

Wasn’t expecting to see this, & had never heard of a restaurant that’s totally okay with killing you… til now.

For the record, that pic looks tame compared to what I just saw... I think I just saw a glimpse of one of the circles of hell! Well, maybe the restaurant in question is not totally "okay" with it, but they definitely seem up front with the truth that eating their food could put you … Continue reading Wasn’t expecting to see this, & had never heard of a restaurant that’s totally okay with killing you… til now.

Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

I didn't post anything yesterday because the headache I had last night, and then I've got one that's ebbed and flowed most of the day (though I noticed it a lot more after my time on the elliptical trainer). I'm no stranger to headaches. I've had plenty of migraines in my time (though as my … Continue reading Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

I've been trying to find new ways to eat healthier the past few days, and spent time making salads for myself (and the birds, so to speak) while getting my schedule back on track. Yesterday was a pretty good trial run, and today seems to have done pretty well. But I was worried because I … Continue reading Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?