PMS…why though?

PMS…why though?

When G and I first got together I told him that I have a wicked time with my period. I get cramps and digestive issues that start days before. I'm exhausted and teary and can't move for the first few days of the proceedings. I struggle with migraines. And I most definitely get moody and [...]

Perception

Perception

Trying to change people's perceptions of you is like trying to teach a south paw how to crochet... I've decided to take up crocheting. Mostly because it's impossible to find a hat that will fit over dreadlocks and I don't want to pay fifty dollars for one on Etsy. Instead I decided to go out [...]

Lonely

Lonely

It's gross outside today. Two degrees Celsius and drizzling. It's grey and gloomy and a good day to crawl into bed and not come out again. However, that's not what I did. I took my beautiful spring jacket from being clean and presentable to covered in dusty and muddy streaks from hauling tires like a [...]

Willpower and feelings

Willpower and feelings

In which downward dog is no longer my friend. I haven't done yoga in a while, or much of anything for exercise. I seem to be rather immunocompromised. As far as my body is concerned, anything over a twenty minute brisk walk inevitably ends up with me holed up with some sort of unseemly virus. [...]

Internal Boundaries

Internal Boundaries

I’m continuing with my internal work with the website courses from bloomforwomen. I’m just finishing up the “emotional wabi-sabi” course. I really like the woman teaching the class because she seems rather artsy in how she dresses. A solid reason for sure. She also reminds me a lot of my psychologist in Calgary....so there’s a [...]

Buttons

Buttons

Oh how the teeter-totter swings... This is a story about how I took my girls to their psychologist appointment and how I needed her more than they did.  It started out as an average day. I was in relatively good spirits when I picked up the girls early from school and we started out on [...]

The “should” word

The “should” word

In which learning happens at Costco. “Should is my all time least favorite word. It’s this sort of guilt inducing, finger wagging word that we use to beat up others and ourselves.” Frank Beddor I just got back from Costco. I spent $640 on food to feed my family for like 3 weeks. That is so [...]

Quotes

Quotes

In Which Giant Insect Machines Bring Me Hope. We went snowmobiling this past weekend. Well, to be entirely honest G did, and the kids and I took turns having rides. I am hopeless at making that stupid insect looking machine do anything that I want it to do. Therefore I pout and refuse to try. [...]

Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Body image after pornography You know how you can know you’re attractive, but not actually know you’re attractive? Cue Men: “huh?” Cue Women: “totally.” We spent this past week in the mountains with our extended family. This can be a stressful time for most people as we try to live together in peace and harmony [...]

Gentle Spirit

Gentle Spirit

The “Gentle Spirit” and Other Atrocities  She’s just too much to take! The school my children attend has an award ceremony at the end of the year. Awards are given out for scripture memory, honour roll, athletic achievement and so on. It’s one of those things you attend because you love your children, and you [...]