It's my biiiiiiiiiiiirthday. I will be spending it drinking mass quantities of delicious hot cocoa, singing karaoke into my hair brush, and... trying to survive dinner with my family without mention of politics, the gay agenda, or how things should be exactly the same as they were fifty years ago. I might need a little… Continue reading 220. How to… celebrate you!
Okay, I couldn't help myself. There's probably a special place in hell reserved just for me based on that title alone, but it's been a long couple weeks, alright? I made myself giggle and that's what counts. So, here's the rundown: I think I'm closing on my first ever house at the end of October.… Continue reading 219. How to… do that voodoo that yoo-doo…
To say I have been exhausted lately would be an understatement. I don't even really know how to put into words everything that has been going on, but it's been an incredibly long couple of days. Or weeks. The house hunt thing took a pause because we were told there was supposedly an issue that… Continue reading 218. How to… use a crutch without relying on one.
I feel like I've been a bit slow on the uptake this month. RL has been rearing its ugly head... but not necessarily in all bad ways? The issue with my leg is still a mystery, and I'm not really sure when we'll get it sorted out. In the meantime, I've not really been able… Continue reading 214. How to… take it all in.
As someone who has 'It's been a rough week' as a staple in the vocabulary, I like to think I've become somewhat of an expert in the not-so-subtle art of not giving a f*ck when the world hands me lemons. This is not to say that I can't make a kick-butt glass of lemonade. On… Continue reading 199. How to… look for the positives.
I have not felt very well the last couple days. It comes in waves, really. I'll feel fine, and then feel like I've been hit by a very large truck. So... it's been interesting. I think it's a combination of things, really. The weather, for one. It's going back and forth like a ping pong… Continue reading 198. How to… be (unapologetically) comfortable in your own skin.
Sometimes, we get so utterly stuck in the way that things are that we find it hard to even fathom that we have the power to mitigate our own circumstances. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in the things that hurt us or the things that could go wrong if we take that chance or… Continue reading 179. How to… start a new conversation.
It's been a rough week. Or couple of weeks? Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I have to type that out, but c'est la vie, I guess. So, my computer bit the dust. I am lucky enough that I had money in savings to get a new one, but I lost everything -… Continue reading 177. How to… not let them down (or yourself either, for that matter)…
Here's the thing: We all have something that we're passionate about. We all have those topics that just get under our skin, or those people in our lives who just make us want to fight for what we believe in. It doesn't matter where that comes from. Somewhere, buried deep within each of us -… Continue reading 167. How to… pick your battles.
The other day, I got a package from one of my best friends from college. He sent a sampler of some of his favorite teas, a bag full of lovely polished gemstones, and a teeeeeeny tiiiiiiny statue of the Buddha. He said I "need some damn zen in my life." And he was right. He… Continue reading 165. How to… find your zen.