Plant Based Post–The End

This is it — Day 30 — the Challenge is officially finished today. I did it. This will be the last post on the topic unless something new happens that needs to be shared. Should you ever decide to try this yourself, these are my final takeaways and insights: It was much easier than I…

A Combo Meal–All Nuggets

This is one of those times when I don’t have a lot to say about any one thing but a little to say about a few things. It may look like a longish post but I’ve got only a few short sentences to share on each topic. It’s like foul fowl nuggets on a dollar…

Wellness Today–GVE Side Effects

Happy Friday, friends and foes. Hell of a week it’s been. I’m not going rehash all the mucky details but my day job was a wall-to-wall drama fest this week. Whew. It’s over now. Resolved. Put to bed. Dust settled. I survived. I spent the better part of the morning Cope Cleaning my office. That’s…

The Nope Files–Don’t Be

Here’s another one for the Nope Files, found on Pinterest: Sounds good, doesn’t it? Sounds reasonable, right? Sounds inspirational, no? It’s not. It’s pressure to change into someone else. It’s a subtle way of telling you to be someone other than This Girl. Don’t be you; be That Girl. The language is important here, because…

Plant Based Post–Day Nineteen

Well, here I am halfway between two weeks and three weeks into the Grand Vegan Experiment. I’m running out of new things to report. It’s been a few days since I posted an update so I felt compelled to check in. That’s about all I can do. There just haven’t been any significant changes or…

July Work Release–Not Really

I’ve opted not to publish an official Work Release for July since most of the month was occupied by the Grand Vegan Experiment. I’ve posted enough updates as I go along to qualify as work shown. Today is Day Sixteen of the GVE and for those of you who were never interested in the first…

The Original Magic

  Speech is audible energy. Conversation is an exchange of energy. Listening is a form of reverence for the energy shared in conversation. Listening is not only how we learn from another person’s energy but also how we show gratitude for it. To make someone feel he or she has been heard is to acknowledge…

Plant Based Post–Day Twelve

Alright folks, I’ve got breaking news from the GVE. One of the things I was told might happen after adopting a vegan diet was that my body odor would diminish or disappear. My sister has been vegan since last October and she doesn’t need to wear deodorant anymore. Veteran vegans report the same thing —…

Wellness Today–Fun Sunday

Write about a kiss that changed everything.   Write about a pet dragon.   Write about the sun setting on the water.   Write about the color green.   Write about a vintage car.   Write about a thunderstorm. — Mercy

Plant Based Post–Day Ten

I had no plans to post today. So far I haven’t done anything I planned to do today. Because I can’t move until I get this out. I woke up this morning and discovered I crossed some kind of line in last 24 hours and there’s no going back. Today is only Day 10 but…

Plant Based Post–Day Nine

Tomorrow I’ll hit the one-third mark of the GVE. I plopped my laptop down on the dining room table to post an update and my Research Assistant asserted herself by plopping herself down upon it. Guess she thought I needed to give today’s post more thought. Or maybe she just wanted a selfie. I showed…

Plant Based Post–Day Six

Before we get to the GVE, a reader asked me fess up about the no shave business. My statements that no one has noticed are hard for some folks to believe. So here’s a photo to show how hard it is to see any offending leg hairs from a reasonable distance. The photo was taken…