Category Archives: Wellness

Wellness Wednesday – Disbelief of Doctors

I am frustrated. Back in September, I mentioned a new medication I was taking that had suddenly made it so that I could sleep through the night without sleeping meds. For the first time in nine years. This medicine, originally … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Grounding, Hunger, Change

In mid-October, when my extended family was in a crisis in four different ways, my anxiety went through the roof and I began a combination of not-eating mixed with drinking 5-6 tumblers of iced coffee per day. This was bad … Continue reading

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At the Top of a Mountain

Do you remember where you were on 9/11? Where you were when President Obama made history as the first Black president of our country? How about now – will you remember where you were when Kamala Harris became our first … Continue reading

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Race Report: Dia de los Muertos (Virtual) 5K

When I signed up for the Dia de los Muertos Night Run 5K, it was still an in-person event. Of course, it had to go virtual as you might expect, and so back in September, they sent out our swag … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Searching for Clarity

CW: mental health, anxiety, disordered thinking/behavior. There is something I’ve needed to do for a very long time, but haven’t yet been able to do. I need to, and I even want to, yet every day I put it off … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Stress and Release

It has been one hell of a week! You know how 2020 feels like it’s been about ten years long? That was this week for me. Each day was a week of its own. Sheesh. I’m not going to go … Continue reading

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Race Report: Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run (Virtual) 5K

It doesn’t appear that Covid is going to allow any in-person races any time soon, so even though I’m not the hugest fan of the virtual thing, I decided to run a few this fall. First up on my list … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Reasons

Two weeks ago, my sister and brother-in-law traveled to the Rocky Mountains for a socially-isolated vacation. They stayed in a cabin and did a lot of hiking in their week away. While they were there, an old friend of mine … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Out of the Nightmares

It has certainly been easier to breathe over the last week. Helps me to know for certain that I made the right choice (withdrawing from school) last Wednesday. And contrary to the last few weeks of doom and gloom, things … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Avalanche

The last few weeks have been difficult. I’m struggling. 1: PTSD. In late August and early September 2014, I went through some of the worst moments of my life. I’ve worked very hard to work through the trauma of those … Continue reading

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