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?

Operation Upgrade was a success for my feathered ones…finally. I’d crack open the wine to celebrate if I wasn’t so tired.

I fully expected my new cage to arrive around Friday and figured I had a few days to get some other stuff done. But when I checked my e-mail this morning, I was amazed that it was already on the truck and showing up today. Thus started a long morning of grocery shopping, getting some … Continue reading Operation Upgrade was a success for my feathered ones…finally. I’d crack open the wine to celebrate if I wasn’t so tired.

Getting past a week of migraines through rest, yard work, & glasses… who knew?

I've been offline the past several days because I had a hard time concentrating through the pain. I hated it because I wanted to read posts and catch up on what has been happening. Well, some interesting things helped knock my migraines and eye pain out, things I didn't expect. When I couldn't stand looking … Continue reading Getting past a week of migraines through rest, yard work, & glasses… who knew?

My stress-buying tendencies are the worst… but maybe something good will come from this online trip.

I don't remember where the idea came from or why it had to hit me so hard. Maybe it was the exhaustion of the past few days. Maybe I saw an advertisement or old video that talked about planting trees and conservation efforts and the like. All I know is I re-joined the Arbor Day … Continue reading My stress-buying tendencies are the worst… but maybe something good will come from this online trip.

Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?

A few days ago, down in the dumps and letting things wash over me, I thought about really quitting my job. Now, I'm of the opinion that I need to hand in my two weeks notice today. Without a safety net. Without a job lined up and already ready to go. Because all I know … Continue reading Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?

When “busy work” is just that, & you finally acknowledge it…

Maybe it's the internet outages I've had the past week, or the odd schedule I've been trying to contend with. Maybe it's looking at things in my old notebooks that just don't gel anymore and I want to make them right. Maybe it's that I just haven't wanted to do housecleaning because I don't have … Continue reading When “busy work” is just that, & you finally acknowledge it…

Beginning “The Artist’s Way” morning pages… again.

I've lost count how many times I've started this 12 week program, only to stop around week 4 or 5 (I made it to week 8 at one point. It's not like it's a crazy boot camp or anything like that. Rather, it's that even though I wanted my creativity to flourish and take over, … Continue reading Beginning “The Artist’s Way” morning pages… again.

Haven’t had my head screwed on straight in over a week, & boy has it showed…

I should still be in bed dozing a while longer on my day off, waking up slowly. Instead, I'm sitting here at 6:30 a.m. with my first cup of coffee, trying to figure out how I could've oh-so thoroughly screwed up my week (and month by extension). I should be sitting out on the porch … Continue reading Haven’t had my head screwed on straight in over a week, & boy has it showed…

Getting that all-important sleep in, even while stressed to hell…

It's been an insane week. I've been doing all I can to wind down and relax a bit, maybe play guitar and piano to try and relieve some tension. But when the brain won't shut up, sometimes I'm stuck doing mindless things. Or at least they should be semi-mindless. If I was smart, I'd have … Continue reading Getting that all-important sleep in, even while stressed to hell…

Driving Yourself Crazy Isn’t All That Fun

I've had a sporadic eye-twitch in the past week. Deadlines have loomed ever nearer and my attempts to deal with family and legalese haven't left me in a zen state of mind. My right eye really got twitching on Monday night, and when I looked it up, I noticed stress and fatigue were the two … Continue reading Driving Yourself Crazy Isn’t All That Fun