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Thinking about learning to draw while coping with a pandemic.

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Art journal on canvas

I’m learning about paint and brushes. The process was therapeutic. I need a bit of therapy these days. It feels like there is nothing in this world to look forward to. I’m not getting enough exercise, and my eating habits are not what they should be. My husband bought Oreos; I have eaten too many. […]

4 ways to get out of a funk

Depression and anxiety have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was probably perfectly happy as a young child, but things changed once I hit adolescence. You know the time I’m talking about. Your body is changing; there’s more pressure at school; your interest in members of the opposite […]

Statue of frog sitting in lotus position.

Adaptive Yoga and MS

Last November, I wrote a post about my on and off relationship with yoga. I mentioned this book: Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body (Created for individuals with MS and neuromuscular conditions). Here’s my overview of the book. Why this book? The book’s author, Mindy Eisenberg, has been a yoga instructor and therapist since 2004. Her […]

Illustration of eggplant with human characteristics.

This week in food and fitness

I’ve cooked too much food over the course of the last two or three months. I blame my Instant Pot. Yes, it’s as wonderful as everyone says it is, but all of the recipes I tried were designed to feed the family. I am but one woman with a husband who refuses to eat the […]

Three chocolate labs

Follow-up on the MGUS

I talked about my bloodwork and upcoming (then) appointment with the doctor. I said something about some numbers being high. As it turns out, I’m not qualified to make predictions based on my own lab reports. Who knew? The doctor (an expert) said that my numbers are stable. She did not order another bone marrow […]

Some new light

Previously A few weeks ago I talked about being sick and having extreme tingles. I was beginning to think I might be experiencing my “new normal.” This must be how people with chronic pain feel most of the time. Getting help It occurred to me that relief could be found with the help of a […]

The not so common cold

I think I’ve been suffering from a cold for the last week or so. It’s hard to tell with me. When I think I have a cold, I get a little post-nasal drip and congestion behind the eyes. I don’t get the traditional stuffy nose. My energy level is lower than usual, and I need […]

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