• Live Happily Ever After: Become A Love Language Polyglot

    Live Happily Ever After: Become A Love Language Polyglot

    Polyglot. Adjective. Definition: Knowing or using several languages. Why not become a polyglot in all the love languages? A few days back, I was chatting online with a good friend of mine. She was super excited that her boyfriend had thoughtfully picked up something she’d been eyeing for months–but she seemed to almost feel guilty for appreciating the […]

  • In Defense of Carb-Heavy Fruits and Vegetables: Thyroid Heart Health

    In Defense of Carb-Heavy Fruits and Vegetables: Thyroid Heart Health

    I’ve been (unsurprisingly) thinking a lot these days about health. Pandemic aside, my thyroid meds have needed to be adjusted again (hurray for Hashimotos!) — and as I’ve been learning more about my manageable-but-irritating-permanent companion, it’s led me to question more in-depth some of the passive beliefs that have been hammered into my skull over […]

  • Start 2020 Right: DON’T Do a Cleanse/Detox

    Start 2020 Right: DON’T Do a Cleanse/Detox

    Look: I want to live more healthfully in 2020 and am really excited to do that. However, don’t, “Detox your gut sludge!” Real, Honest Talk: If you are not feeling well, go see your doctor.

  • The Cost of Finding Yourself

    The Cost of Finding Yourself

    Once upon a time, I daydreamed that I could go back in time–I’d go to college in a beach-side town. I’d bartend. I’d live in the sun and sand in a beat-up little house or apartment full of color and thrift-store finds. I’d be broke as hell, but free. And if I were exceptionally lucky, […]

  • Farewell, Four-Eyes: What Google Didn’t Teach Me About LASIK Eye Surgery

    Farewell, Four-Eyes: What Google Didn’t Teach Me About LASIK Eye Surgery

    My husband and I both recently decided to take the plunge and get LASIK Eye Surgery with the fantastic doctors over at Maida Custom Vision. This is what I learned during the process.

  • What “Marriage Takes Work” Actually Means

    What “Marriage Takes Work” Actually Means

    It’s pretty obvious that bad things will absolutely happen over the course of a long relationship: illness, death, random acts of a furious and vengeful God/dess. The usual. These, predictably, add stress to any relationship, but if your relationship is solid, you will weather every storm that the universe and/or your asshole family will throw […]

  • Hypothyroid: One Year(ish) After Starting Treatment

    Hypothyroid: One Year(ish) After Starting Treatment

    Well, this malady definitely has its ups and downs. It’s lovely that there is such a quick fix for it in the form of a little pill, unlike many other maladies that could befall me, but man do I wish my body would pick a lane. I’m still feeling significantly better than before, but my […]

  • Joie De Vivre

    Joie De Vivre

    It feels… suspicious… to be this consistently, blazingly happy. I have done nothing to earn it. I certainly don’t deserve it. It feels as if I caught happiness like an illness, that it should only be mine for a little while, a jubilant delirium as transient as a butterfly. I keep expecting its flight, a return to normalcy, and yet… I seem to have found my new normal in joy.