• a work in progress

    what actually makes me better

    As I become more immersed in the idea that the universe has my back compared to the universe-is-conspiring-against-me mentality onto which I held for so long, I am starting to understand where I fit into everything. I’ve read over and over again that when a person’s actions are driven by genuine forces, they experience true joy or happiness or whatever. All of that makes enough sense, right? If we do the things we actually want or need to be doing, we’re going to experience the most joy and live our best lives. But that never really worked for me. There are many times when I feel like my body isn’t on…

  • eastern medicine

    symptom signals

      Aye yai yai y’all, I’m doing too much. The great thing is that my body is sending me an array of symptoms to let me know that I need to slow it down. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, symptoms are signals. How beautiful is that? Restructuring my thinking to reflect this turns each pain I experience into a little love note from my body letting me know what I might consider adjusting. Usually, it tells me things I already know but chose to ignore. For example, I ate at least half of my meals away from home last week. Even though I stick to my usual diet when I dine…

  • a work in progress

    moon swoon: by susie ewbank

        The moon is an unstoppable force – and so are you. Since I was in pull-ups I have been a loony lunar lover. It’s just always been my thing! As the proud luna-tic (see what I did there?) in the family, I receive moon-themed birthday cards from them each year. Last year one card stood out – it was from Anne. The moon is an unstoppable force, she wrote, and so are you! I have read and believed for years that the moon impacts all things earthbound. But we are also LIKE the moon – a light in the dark, a powerful source, and a part of something huge…