Why I Don’t Wear Makeup

Growing Up Playing with Makeup Like many young women, I experimented a lot with makeup when I was a pre-teen and teenager. My friends and I went off to the local drugstore and bought eye shadow in virulent shades of blue, green, and purple. We got lip smackers in soda flavors. We tried out different … Continue reading Why I Don’t Wear Makeup

Is It Possible to Actually Read Too Much?

I remember the first time I went a sleepover and saw my friend read in bed before we went to sleep. We were eight or nine and I hadn’t read before bed since my mom stopped reading aloud to me and my brother when we entered elementary school. The overhead light turned out and my … Continue reading Is It Possible to Actually Read Too Much?

Why My Partner and I Continually Struggle Over Our Mattress

One thing I never thought would be a source of stress and dissension between my partner and myself? Mattresses. But when you’re an insomniac with rods permanently in your back, and your partner likes soft and cozy beds, picking out a mattress is actually surprisingly difficult. And then living with your choice? Even harder. Almost … Continue reading Why My Partner and I Continually Struggle Over Our Mattress

5 Ways I’ve Experimented with Popular Self Care Recommendations and 1 Thing I Want to Try!

In a lot of ways this is the year of self care. Skin care routines are considered political acts. Self care suggestions are everywhere. In a continuing effort to moderate my anxiety and OCD, as well as feel better physically I’ve tried a number of new things I’ve seen recommended all over the internet. 1. … Continue reading 5 Ways I’ve Experimented with Popular Self Care Recommendations and 1 Thing I Want to Try!