Bad Poetry, Good Therapy

My friend Kristen was anxious for me to see a play with her last weekend, particularly because one of the characters specializes in bad poetry. I say specializes because her bad poetry is deliberate. As in not because she can’t write it any better; she can. She can write good poetry. But there is pleasure…

The Nope Files–We’re Going To Need A Bigger Cabinet Soon

What value does Pinterest hold for normal people? Inspiration? Education? Validation? All it does for me is generate more material for the Nope Files. I used to have a troll who followed my blog and criticized me for how much time she surmised I spent online based upon how many items I curated from the…

Sweet Life of Anonymity

Back in the days of my diary style blog I had lots of readers. If I didn’t post for a while readers would ask me about it while we were running or at a yoga class. These days, not so much. I have a fraction of my previous readership. One reason is that I don’t…

She’s Keeping Me Sharp

Check this out. I found Her while searching the internet for images to accompany my post about sexy school supplies. I published that post on Sunday.  My goal was to include an image of the infamous paper tablet I unintentionally turned into porn. I never found a photo of a tablet similar to mine but…

You Mean Sex Supplies?

The Chef tells me in the course of his daily travels he encounters parents shopping for school supplies. Apparently kids are prepping to head back to school here in Mercyburg. Ah, yes. Back to school; that special time of year when I remember the time I thought I invented sex. Or rather, I thought I…

July Work Release–Appropriately Scaled

I thought I’d make an attempt at a Work Release post since this is the last day of the month. I didn’t keep good notes this month though. Maybe I could try to think of one wellness practice from the month and start there? Sometimes it only takes a baby step to get things moving….

Battle Of The Brain, Fought On The Ground

No one asks about my weekend anymore. They’ve all stopped asking if I have plans for the weekend. They know I do but they’ve stopped asking what those plans might be. They already know what the plans will be. From April to October the answer is always the same. And it irritates them. The answer…

Losing My Wife To Jared Leto

One of my work wives has decided to become vegan. Yes, I said wives. I have more than one. I have two. There are only three women in the office. One day we discussed the concept of work husbands and work wives. None of the men who work in the office were deemed appropriate work…

Nope Files Are The Nopiest

Here’s another Pinterest find which went straight to the Nope Files: I think I lurched forward to scream NO at this so vehemently my ass may have caught some air off my office chair. This is another one of those darling little internet cupcakes that seems well-intentioned but simply isn’t true or healthy. You heard…

The Nanette Phenomenon

Okay, we need to talk about Nanette. No, maybe we don’t. Maybe I just need to talk about it. A little. I’ve watched it twice. The first time I was stunned silent. Awestruck, really. I watched it Saturday; took all of Sunday to process it, including lost sleep time Sunday night. Then on Monday morning…

Unbeauty And The Beast

How many times can you break a fast before you have admit you are no longer fasting? Twice? Three times? I could type “I broke my Spending Fast again,” but if I did that three times I might as well type “I am no longer on a Spending Fast.” Except I am back on it,…

Full Frontal Wellness

I’ve written before about how the different aspects of our wellness are interconnected and interdependent. Each aspect of wellness affects all the others. When one aspect suffers, all are affected. When one thrives, all are affected. The most obvious example is the way physical wellness affects emotional wellness. Physical wellness also affects all the other…