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Food as Medicine & Daily DIY Health Drinks

Food as Medicine & Daily DIY Health Drinks

A brief discussion of my current food journey, including my quest to create daily DIY health drinks. A couple of years ago, I realized my attitude towards food and health was anything but nourishing, and I've been experimenting with intuitive eating and living ever...

Life Update + On The Other Side

Life Update + On The Other Side

Once again, it's been a substantial amount of time since I last updated this blog, and once again I feel that familiar urge to share my words with you all. I just brainstormed over 100 different topics I could write about, but because it's been so long, I know I first...

I Might Have COVID-19, But I’m Not Important Enough For A Test

I Might Have COVID-19, But I’m Not Important Enough For A Test

And this is why you can’t trust the numbers. (In other words, yes, it’s in your community.) “You might have COVID-19.” That’s what the doctor said at the end of my telehealth consultation. But there is no test for me. She explained that the only people eligible for...

The Residual Trauma of Stalking

The Residual Trauma of Stalking

The real harm from stalking is not in the momentary fear, but in the lifelong doubt to your safety and security. Read on to learn about my experience with the residual trauma of stalking. The Stalker Who Started It All... A little over a year ago, my ex-husband was...

5 Things To Do Instead of Writing Happy Birthday on my Newsfeed

5 Things To Do Instead of Writing Happy Birthday on my Newsfeed

I appreciate the sentiment, but these things are just as fast — and will actually provide real value in my life. I don’t want to sound ungrateful. After all, you took time out of your busy day to write something for me on my birthday. And since my birthday is also one...

Melancholy End (Poem)

Melancholy End (Poem)

The end shifted in with the night breeze-shimmering on the tiny caps of the waves;they crashed with the sound of summerbut the air tasted like the death of fall. Even the crickets sang a mournful song;the stars wore their brightest jewels and danced one last time. You...

Becoming Homeless: A Story of Millennial Homelessness

Becoming Homeless: A Story of Millennial Homelessness

I’m embarrassed as hell to even write this post, because let’s be honest… when I imagine a homeless person, I’m just as judgmental as the rest of you. Sure, I paint over my judgment with concern and an occasional dollar bill. But ultimately, I view homeless people as...

I Lost My Voice, And Then I Lost Myself.

I Lost My Voice, And Then I Lost Myself.

I've been a writer my entire life; I've always known that sharing my story was my calling. My primary goal in life? To live a life worthy of a memoir. My crowning achievement? A month where over 100,000 people read my words. I had reached the point where I was...

I’m 30. And I’m No Longer The Same Woman.

I’m 30. And I’m No Longer The Same Woman.

This post has been sitting as a draft in my archive for almost a year. It is one of several that I just couldn't bring myself to publish - but now is the time. I'm is who I'm is... take it or leave it. Curse words and all. When you write about your life, you have to...

Living With PTSD is Hell

Living With PTSD is Hell

It's been a literal hell of a year. I won't go into the specifics of all of the things that have happened because that's enough to fill up an ENTIRE post of its own, but I want to talk about the hardest thing I've been dealing with. I've been living with PTSD this...

Incredible Effect of CBD Oil on Pain

Incredible Effect of CBD Oil on Pain

I've talked about CBD oil and how it can be an effective treatment for depression, but now it's time to look at the incredible effect of CBD oil on pain. This is a sponsored post, but I would have written about it anyway. All information is independently researched;...

What Does Dissociation Feel Like? (To Me)

What Does Dissociation Feel Like? (To Me)

What does dissociation feel like? For me, it feels like paralysis, falling asleep, sinking into a deep bath, and emptiness, but it is different for everybody. It’s a strange mix of comforting and traumatizing. Some people feel literally detached from their bodies,...

Finding Freedom in Betrayal

Finding Freedom in Betrayal

A tiny ode to the fetters of obligation — shorn. Oh, to be justified in detachment, meanness. There’s freedom in it, but it tastes bitter anyway, like the freedom of growing up and no longer being carried by strong arms. I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt;...

Depression Is Ruining My Life.

Depression Is Ruining My Life.

Today I’m going to open up about something terrifying – something I’d really rather not share online. But I think that sharing is part of my healing process, and more importantly, I truly believe that when we share difficult experiences, we can give other people hope...

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