Election 2020: An Emotional Rollercoaster

Where do I even start?  So much has been written since Election Day that there probably isn’t much I can contribute that you can’t search out on Google yourself.  I think for me, what has impacted me the most was how much this one hurt. I thought when Trump was first elected, that that would […]

Pain is not the Enemy

For those that know me, I’ve had back issues for a very, very long time. Most recently, I had various types of shots and an ablation earlier this year. I’ve also tried acupuncture and see a chiropractor regularly (or I did, pre-COVID anyway). I’ve had mixed results with all of these. None of them have […]

The End of One Thing…The Beginning of Another?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about endings and beginnings. This pandemic has ended one part of our lives — where we live happy and ignorant of what is actually happening around us — but it has created a new, and some would argue, better life for all of us. One where we are more […]

Nazi’s, Donuts and Facebook … Oh My!

Facebook is a cesspool. Did you know that? I knew that, but I knew it somewhere in the back of my mind, some place where I didn’t really consider it much, but it always lurked there. In other words, logically I knew Facebook (and social media) is a cesspool of trolls and cruelty, but I […]

If You Are Offended, Check Your Privilege

I don’t know if I’m your flavor, but … It was those words that got my attention when my future husband first emailed me on an online dating site. His words got my attention, and I found his way of finding out if I dated outside my race charming and kind. He left me a […]

Making Choices: Why You Can’t Make Someone Make Good Choices

I am feeling frustrated. There are a lot of reasons for that frustration, but one of the big ones is watching people consistently make bad choices. At this point, you can just look online and pick any one bad choice: Not wearing a mask because you think it’s a conspiracy to take way your rights […]

More Thoughts From a Pandemic

I was thinking this week that I have heard a lot online and in the transcription work I do that people are having a hard time working from home. My husband and I were chatting and realized that this part for us is easy. We both work at home (he as an artist, me as […]

Thoughts From a Pandemic

I’m in Rhode Island, and while we’re aren’t being ordered (yet anyway) to shelter in place, nor am I quarantined, I am doing my best to stay home and avoid social situations. As an introvert, I’ve been training for this my entire life. Seriously though, I have ranged between overwhelming anxiety and a feeling normalcy […]

What To Do During a Pandemic if You Have Anxiety

First off, STAY HOME. I can 100% promise that you do not need to go to that bar or the mall. Yes, I feel terrible for saying that because I know that small businesses are going to suffer, but it’s just common sense. Okay, now, let’s move onto some ideas I’ve had about trying to […]