Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements

It seems most humans are completely exhausted (and often sick) these days. Whether it be from work, volunteering, kids, social media, commuting, or over-committing, people are simply pooped. And while I wish everyone would give less f***s about what others think and just say "NO" to doing it all, I know you're not going to. … Continue reading Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements


When was the last time you had your forest fix?

Guest post written by Ronna Schneberger, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Naturalist Parenting is a wild ride.  When the kids were little I remember being so exhausted I could barely function. I wondered how I was going to raise these little people to be decent human beings when I felt so tired and grouchy all … Continue reading When was the last time you had your forest fix?

The 26-minute NASA nap

I rarely nap, but when I do it's absolutely delicious. To me, there are few things better than a Sunday afternoon couch nap in the sun (perhaps I was a cat in a past life). Yet, sometimes you can wake from a nap feeling just as unrested as when you started, in fact your grogginess … Continue reading The 26-minute NASA nap

Calm: The meditation website

My friend recently introduced me to this incredible website. As I write, I'm listening to and loving the background music. The visuals are also beautiful (but I can't look while I type). When you first arrive it appears this is a site of nothing (except beautiful imagery and calming music). Once you move your cursor … Continue reading Calm: The meditation website

Stepping back from Facebook

I quit Facebook 84 hours ago. It's not really been as dramatic as that sentence suggests; actually, not even close. I've had a few moments of weakness (e.g. clicking on the application on my phone, typing the words into the search bar), but for the most part, it's been smooth sailing. I have decided to … Continue reading Stepping back from Facebook

Having a bad day? Watch this.

My friend posted this on Facebook and I couldn't help but click on the link. I've been feeling under the weather with a flu / cold thing for the last week and have been feeling very sorry for myself. I was hoping this video would shake me out of it and while I'm not completely … Continue reading Having a bad day? Watch this.

An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods & Madness

I just finished a compelling book entitled, An Unquiet Mind. Written by a psychologist who has bipolar, I learned a considerable amount about this mental illness. I work in he bubble of mental illness. I have a family history of mental illness. I may or may not get diagnosed with a mental illness at some … Continue reading An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods & Madness