Are you a failure?

April 18, 2019

Many of you know about my essential oil obsession… Well announcement: I’m not selling them anymore. To achieve the level of success I wanted, I’d have to put a whole lot more time and attention into the business. Time and attention, I’m not willing to give. You could say I failed at my essential oil […]

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It’ll get better

April 11, 2019

Guys, I’ve been having a hard time. I got in a big fight (really big) with my spouse, I caught a terrible cold, we are dealing some HUGE life changes that I will say more about later and I’m just generally feeling a lot of anxiety… So I’m pretty much writing this for myself. But […]

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Reacting versus Responding

March 8, 2019

The other day as I was driving home, I noticed an urgent craving for chocolate covered malt balls. The feeling came quickly and seemingly out of nowhere. Full disclosure, I’ve been eating a lot of maltballs over the past two weeks. Even though my face breaks out, even though it messes up my sleep. I […]

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I’ve Gone Full Granola

January 25, 2019

Just over five years ago I stopped drinking alcohol. What I didn’t anticipate was how much my life would change. One tiny change turned out to be a tidal wave. I lost weight. My sugar cravings went away. I started to exercise more. I STARTED PLAYING TENNIS AGAIN!!! I dealt with a lot of emotional […]

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To the dreamers…

January 10, 2019

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a gymnast. I remember watching the Summer Olympics and seeing those athletes launching through the air on the uneven bars or bounding through a floor routine. The sight of them filled me with awe and a yearning. But my parents didn’t have the extra cash […]

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New year, no goals

January 3, 2019

Happy 2019! New Year, no goals… I’m going to do that thing where I look back at 2018, the highs and the lows, then talk about what I want to experience in 2019 (maybe not in that particular order). But first let me just say that my attitude towards goals has changed. I like to […]

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My Inner Rudy

December 14, 2018

“Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit.” – from the Rudy trailer I’ve been thinking about the movie Rudy. Do you remember it? Since he was a kid, Rudy dreamed of playing football for Notre Dame. Being on the small side though, everyone (especially his Dad) told him it was impossible. I […]

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Back to Square One

October 11, 2018

Last week I wrote about my latest bout of depression.   I mentioned I had a theory about what led up to it…   But first you need to know about The Change Cycle. Martha Beck writes about it in Finding Your Own North Star, the book that, ironically, rescued me after a particularly nasty […]

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Where did Amy go? Part 3

September 27, 2018

It’s me again.   This is a blog post about mental illness.   I’m no expert on mental illness.   I’ll just write from my own experience.   I could keep tossing euphemisms against the wall.   The blahs, the blues… But let’s just call a spade a spade? Depression fucking sucks.   I’ve struggled […]

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Where did Amy go? Part 2

September 13, 2018

Last week I mentioned I’ve been marinating in the blahs… I blamed the stars, well Mars Retrograde to be exact. Yeah well, that *might* not be the whole story. You see I’ve been working on a memoir. You know that long term project you start that you *think* might take a year or so? Well […]

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