Six months ago I bought some minimalist / barefoot shoes… & it turns out they were a very worthwhile investment.

I wanted to wait until I'd become a bit more consistent with my exercise routine and could adequately feel how these shoes were on my feet day in and day out. I wore them most of the time when out and about, so it's not like I bought them specifically for exercising. And I gotta … Continue reading Six months ago I bought some minimalist / barefoot shoes… & it turns out they were a very worthwhile investment.

Q#176: What are some good home remedies that can PREVENT chafing & other irritations during exercise (& not ruin your clothes or budget)?

Before anyone says anything, yes, I have several sticks of anti-chafe balm in my drawer. SEVERAL. However, like most anything meant to help with fitness or sports, it's gonna run the price up pretty bad. Though it's true a little can go a long way, they're gonna run out eventually and I hate the idea … Continue reading Q#176: What are some good home remedies that can PREVENT chafing & other irritations during exercise (& not ruin your clothes or budget)?

If “fast food withdrawal” is real, I’m sure I’ve been going through it this past week…

Before work this past Saturday, I sat down to what I decided was gonna be my last incredibly unhealthy meal out: eggs, hash browns, sausage and bacon, yummy pancakes (I REALLY wanted pancakes all last week, dunno why), OJ and weak-ass coffee that needed a bunch of sugar to make it palatable. This was the … Continue reading If “fast food withdrawal” is real, I’m sure I’ve been going through it this past week…

More mishaps around the house; or, Gordon Ramsay’s voice is yelling in my head about my shoddy knife skills & a trip to the E.R….

Last Thursday it was plumbing trouble out the wazoo. This Thursday was a slipped knife meeting an unprotected thumb, resulting in a one-handed drive to the emergency room. And I'm feeling very akin to bumbling, boring, confused Arthur Dent: And also I'm dreading next Thursday, because what the hell is gonna come NEXT? I would've … Continue reading More mishaps around the house; or, Gordon Ramsay’s voice is yelling in my head about my shoddy knife skills & a trip to the E.R….

Bringing music-making back, though the licorice stick will have to wait til I build those mouth muscles again…

I figured I'd get some other things done in the past few weeks as my obsession with music has helped me kick my depression to the curb and I'm getting my motivation back. The struggle continues, but I'm finally at the place where I want to be working on actually playing music again, and have … Continue reading Bringing music-making back, though the licorice stick will have to wait til I build those mouth muscles again…

Blitz Q #170: Can you really get rid of psychosomatic symptoms long-term?

I was trying to figure out what's been wrong with me the past several days. Migraine here, nausea there, another crazy headache right now as I type this (mostly with my eyes closed to give my pain a break). My days haven't let me get much done because of it, and I've been annoyed. Things … Continue reading Blitz Q #170: Can you really get rid of psychosomatic symptoms long-term?

Creating a mess because I’m trying to help my pets…

I really shouldn't make "stop spending money" pledges to myself out loud... because then something comes up to derail that train of thought. And my mind has been largely derailed the whole weekend. I'm about to fall asleep sitting here after days of worrying and trying to get situated. At least I know I'll sleep … Continue reading Creating a mess because I’m trying to help my pets…

The oh-so important core of your body, & why it’s a damned nuisance, too.

Maybe I'm being a bit hyperbolic, but I can't help it. I'd finally gotten a chance to sit down after deep cleaning both fish tanks and hauling water most of the afternoon. I was happy to find my internet back on and working after a day without. When I had to get up and get … Continue reading The oh-so important core of your body, & why it’s a damned nuisance, too.

I never thought there was something in my life that could “trigger” me, & then it happened…

I'm going to bed right after I finish this and a little wine to calm my nerves. I spent the past two hours trying to figure out what the fuck just happened and why... and then trying NOT to think about why too much before I put myself right back into that position. Vicious cycle, … Continue reading I never thought there was something in my life that could “trigger” me, & then it happened…

Had a reason to try out my acupressure foot mats today… and they were SO worth it.

I'd tested them out before a couple of times when I first got them a couple of months ago, but I guess it really wasn't all that helpful, or my feet felt fine, so it just felt like I was putting undue pressure for some reason I couldn't understand. But after several days outside, walking … Continue reading Had a reason to try out my acupressure foot mats today… and they were SO worth it.