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The Haunting of Alma Fielding, by Kate Summerscale (audio)

Subtitled: A True Ghost Story This is the tale of Nandor Fodor, a paranormal investigator in 1930s Britain, and Alma Fielding, a housewife under poltergeist attack. As tensions mount throughout Europe on the cusp of WWII, ghosts and paranormal occurrences … Continue reading

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An Unusual Love Language

By now just about everyone has heard of the five love languages**: words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, and receiving gifts. If I had to choose a single personal love language – because honestly, I respond … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Toxic Headspace

Ooooooy. This week hasn’t been good. I mentioned in Friday’s post that my grandfather is in the hospital. I’ve spent an anxious few days waiting for news and trying to distract myself, which means eating too much junk food and … Continue reading

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Off Menu, by Nell McShane Wulhart (audio)

Subtitled: The Secret Science of Food & Dining From GoodReads: “Off Menu is a charming, fun-fact-filled deep dive into the little-known science of food and dining: why we eat what we eat, the nuances of our experience of taste and … Continue reading

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Galentine’s Day: The Best People

A few weeks ago, I went for a hike with two friends at a park here in town that I’d never been to. It took me months to get to that park. Agoraphobia had kept me from it for nearly … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Alone

For the last week, I’ve been operating at greater-than-normal stress levels. My son has covid, his school kicked him out of the dorms because of that (there may be a lawsuit involved here), Jason had to travel to get him … Continue reading

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Find Me, by Anne Frasier (audio)

When a notorious serial killer offers to lead detective Daniel Ellis to the bodies of his victims, the investigator is willing to provide anything the man wants. Daniel believes his mother is one of the killer’s victims, and wants closure … 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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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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The Whisper Man, by Alex North

Twenty years ago, a serial predator known as the Whisper Man terrorized the town of Featherbank. Eventually caught and jailed, the community felt safe again…but now another boy has gone missing, and the details are too similar to those of … Continue reading

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