I've been unpacking some of the topics covered by the Get Wise webinar with Bob & Judy Pardon, and (heavily paraphrasing here) somewhere along the way they talked about how destructive systems*, like Christian Science, make the abnormal appear totally normal. This normal/abnormal issue pops up fairly regularly, I often find it triggering in the … Continue reading When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All
I'm going to jump right in and admit I need to examine my old, learned, and hidden biases. It is my responsibility to check myself for my stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. I need to listen when I am called out for them. I need to learn more than what I was taught in school. I … Continue reading I have work to do
Around this time of year I usually have a post that talks about darkness and light and Dragons and maybe we'd all be better off if we just sat down and ate tacos, because everyone knows dragons love tacos. I don't have it in me this year. Darkness and light, inner reflection, meh. I couldn't … Continue reading they’ll be back, they always come back
Intellectually, I know otc medications, physical therapy exercises, heat pads, yoga, exercise, a good diet, and drinking enough water can be a solutions for many problems. Practically, it is 8:30 on a Monday night*, nearly 12 hours since I last took any ibuprofen, I'm pretty sure I haven't had enough water today (unless you count … Continue reading ignore the situation
I recently had a series of long chat with a dear friend from my time at Prin. These are some of my thoughts from that. By sharing this, I hope to shed light on Principia the institution, which touts the low student-teacher and student-staff ratios as a reason for attending. Please do not shame the … Continue reading Reflections on the Prin Bubble
I recently typed up a seven page post about how Principia failed to meet and recognize the needs to students, then I had a conversation with a close friend who asked, rather pointedly, how Principia was supposed to know anything was wrong and I'm sharing this instead. In Christian Science we are to correct our … Continue reading Everything is Fine & Other Lies Principians Tell Each Other
Last month I laid out some ambitious plans to get my life on track in 2019, some of those things are going better than others -- I'm remembering to take my multi-vitamin, but "meal planning" (even with an app) has failed. Meals are happening, but that's more because I have a well stocked pantry (and … Continue reading February – it is February right?
So it is now 2019 and everyone is resolving to do better at whatever it is they're trying to do better at, myself included. This post contains affiliate links. Maybe you'll find some of this useful. So things I am trying to do better at: 1: My Health & Food After talking with my doctor … Continue reading my Big 3 Things to work on in 2019
Please don't ask me that. I'm doing better today than I was yesterday, but I'm still so far from okay I'm not sure I'll ever be okay again. I'm also not sure what okay looks like anymore. I'm getting things done, we haven't missed any meals, or been late to school. I've fulfilled all my volunteer obligations … Continue reading How are you doing today?
You can't run on gratitude alone. I knew this already, but I'm learning it again. All the heartfelt thanks in the world are not going to make up for the lost sleep, poor food choices, and exhaustion. It feels good to receive heartfelt thanks. Then it gets awkward, watching a tear of gratitude trickle down … Continue reading You can’t run on gratitude alone.