Author: Erin

Why Can’t I Get What I Want?

  Why can’t I just get exactly what I want? That’s not too much to ask, is it? So, we’re renovating this place because our lives are never complicated enough. Naturally, I have VISION. This mostly due to hours browsing Pinterest and Home magazine. Sadly, my vision is not shared by the suppliers and builders […]

Keep it Simple, Stupid – The Joys of Minimalism

  So, after spending the last 6 weeks clearing out my mother-in-law’s 5 storage units, I felt a not-so-sudden urge to simplify my own life even more. In recent years, I’ve become increasingly fond of the movement towards minimalism. Dealing with the results of a lifetime of hoarding caused this affection to grow exponentially. Stuff […]

It’s a Scam

  Do you have any idea how many scams are running at any given time? Many. LOTS. I discovered this due to the fact that my current project is redistributing my 83-year-old mother-in-law’s accumulated possessions. This because her 563 storage units are costing her more than the value of the total contents. If only there […]

A Healthy Dose of Art – How Art Therapy Can Help You

  There is no culture on earth without art. Wherever you look, people express themselves through some form of drawing, painting, sculpture, dance, music, or writing. Why is that? Gestalt Therapist Fritz Perlz said, ‘The healthiest form of projection is Art’.  Could it be that art goes beyond ‘fun’? That it’s actually a human need, a […]

You Need a Hug

***Dedicated to my friend Lisa who put me onto the importance of 20-second hugs***   International Hugging Day falls on the 21st of January. I know that’s a way off, but it’s always good to be prepared. Why does hugging need a special day anyway? Really, we should be rolling in hugs every day. There’s […]

The Power of Naps

For time untold, cats have had the right idea. Naps are good. It’s not lazy or unproductive; in fact, it could be the most productive thing you do all day! Napping can refresh the mind, boost creativity and intelligence, and improve health. Even big companies like Uber, Google, and Ben & Jerry’s are encouraging their […]

On Being Bipolar

**Today’s post was contributed by Honorary Survivor Bunny, Heather Jacobs**   One will never reach the other. One sulks while the other takes excessive risks. One gives up hope while the other is angry. Somewhere between this impossible duo, is me. I am running. I am rushing to take messages from one to the other that everything will […]

I Like To Move It Move It – Reasons To Get Off That Chair

Actually, I hate moving. I like to snuggle up in a cozy spot, preferably with a conveniently placed sunbeam, and not move from there until my bladder is bursting or I’m desperate for some coffee. This is a Bad Thing. Why? Because movement affects every function and process of the body. You’ve heard of healthy […]

A Touch of Sun

Welcome to the first in a series of self-care pieces we’ll be showcasing. We’ll look at a number of self-care tips, the science behind them, and how to put them into practice yourself. Today we’ll talk about sunlight. Featured Photo by Kerrythe Mahaffey What is It? The sun. That giant star in the center of […]

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