The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one that makes you think. - Harper Lee I have always been a story reader and my interest in non-fiction is fairly premature. I am developing it, in favour of my ardent pursuit of knowledge. I find that it is much … Continue reading Reading Non-Fiction
My first ever spa retreat! I have had back massages before but a full spa retreat package and the pampering and revitalizing was so new to me. It really was a wonderful day in itself but it also shifted my perception: my head was clearer and more focused in the present moment than it has … Continue reading Self Care and the Spa
I had never heard of this book before but it came to me as a prize for a drawing contest when I was a kid. I took notice of it many years later in my grand library of two shelves. Since then, I have read it several times and thoroughly enjoyed it. One is never … Continue reading A Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
I went from trusting and loving this person, from feeling adored and protected, to licking bitter morsels that he is throwing at me off the ground whenever he senses that I am starting to break free. Now I understand why sociopaths are dubbed "human heroin". I have been shooting pure, unadulterated psychopathic love into my bloodstream for five years. I am coming down from a drug I didn't even know I was on, and the withdrawal has knocked me on my ****ing ass.
Cooking for oneself and family is healthy and therapeutic. The process gets me to relax and I know better what we are eating, especially with diet controls needed in the house for sugar and salt. I am not great in the kitchen but I am learning. I am perfecting my knowledge a few recipes and … Continue reading Cranberry Almond Biscotti
Respect for my own time and capability is quite difficult. I am losing both to laziness, perfectionism and other habits/thoughts that deter me from generating results that I think I want and deserve (hopefully). At least, I don't give up. I keep attempting to combat these failures 25 minutes at a time. That's right, I … Continue reading 25 Minutes