Category Archives: Mental Well-Being

Paralysis

It’s not uncommon for me to be utterly immobilized by having Too Much to Do. There’s easily a list of 100 things I need to be doing right [..]

Mental Well-Being, Stress , , ,

Meal Planning

For years, I have foolishly resisted planning meals ahead of time. My inner three-year-old whined, “but what if I don’t want to have beef stew on Thursday?” Well, too [..]

Dietary Choices, Food, Household, Mental Well-Being, Product Recommendations, Stress, Tips , ,

Hiatus from the World

My retreat from society is very nearly over. When I came up to The Engineir’s family cottage on Lake Huron in mid-December, the sheer, vast expanse of four [..]

Holidays, Knitting, Mental Well-Being, Stress, Wildlife , , , ,

Time Management Tip #2 – Apply Yourself

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~Swami Sivananda As I was writing the last post, “Stop [..]

Goals, Household, Mental Well-Being, Musing , ,

Time Management Tip #1 – Stop Waiting

Me writing about how to manage your time is a bit like Wile E. Coyote writing about how to catch a roadrunner.   Still, I’ve learned a couple [..]

Crocheting, Food, Mental Well-Being, Tips ,

A Well-Intentioned Lie

So, hi. I know it’s been since spring that I wrote anything here, and for that I apologize. A few of you have left emails and comments asking [..]

Chickens, Cleaning Products, Community, Eggs, Failures, Food, Gardening, Goals, Habits, Household, Lifestyle, Local Farms, Mental Well-Being, Musing, Personal Responsibility, Planning, Stress, Sustainability, Toxins, Vegetarian , , ,

Finding A Sense of Permanence

“Stability” isn’t really a word I’ve had a vast familiarity with since leaving home.  Moving yearly all though college, dragging myself across the country on a snap decision, [..]

Failures, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being , , , ,

Optimistic Friday

It’s a beautiful day out. I don’t want to talk about how Chickenhead was also killed night before last, or how The Engineir very thoughtfully tried to protect [..]

Chickens, Farmers' Markets, Food, Mental Well-Being, Mom , , , , , , , ,

The Daily Mom

A few months ago, I started keeping a journal called The Daily Mom. Designed mainly to be a document for keeping dates and details straight, as well as [..]

Mental Well-Being, Mom, Stress ,

“But you’re with a guy now!”

At age eight, I consciously realized for the first time I liked girls the same way I liked boys. Nearly everyone who knows me knows this, so it [..]

Mental Well-Being, Mom, Musing, WTF