Three Ways That I’m Accepting a New Physical Illness

Sometimes, I think I have a handle on everything—that I’ve finally achieved acceptance and balance. And then I get knocked off balance by some new ailment. In this case, I went to the dermatologist for what I hoped would be a routine skin check. I had a pre-cancerous mole removed before, so I go every … Continue reading Three Ways That I’m Accepting a New Physical Illness

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

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!