With the holidays approaching quickly, I'm sure you're aware that it's time to start crossing things off that gift giving list you've been compiling all year. Or maybe you're a train wreck like me and you've been entirely disregarding your holiday shopping list for the previous eleven months only to tackle it in a two week period. (Same — no judgment. Well, lots of judgement from the delivery people. And my husband. Primenesia got me bad this year.) In any case, thoughtful gift-giving is a fantastic way to show someone you care. Let me offer you a few gift ideas for book lovers if you have a bookish person in your life.
We're getting close to it's almost too late. And it was brought to my attention that not everyone wants books or book themed gifts. I told my husband that I understood those words but not in that order.
The shorter days are upon us. If you're like me, you love the cooler temps and changing leaves. But your brain decided now is a great time to decorate your regular depression and make it seasonal depression. We've all felt the effects of the winter blues at some point in our lives, and the short days may make you feel down and out. Studies on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are progressively linking a lack of light exposure to tiredness, overeating, and a proclivity to sleep in excessive amounts. What's a train wreck to do?
Everyone's a mental health expert anymore. Everyone has a mom, uncle, sister, cousins roommate from college with depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, PTSD, and so on. And the moment you say, "I have (insert mental illness)," these well meaning people will tell you what worked for the people in their lives. I've heard it all. Take... Continue Reading →
The temps bottomed out. There's ice. There's snow. The mud is hard. The leaves crunch. And I am sitting in my living room, warm. I don't even have socks on. No blanket. No space heaters. Weird flex, I know. This new house has been such a blessing, an upgrade in our lives. The amount of... Continue Reading →