Sleepless in the Middle of Nowhere

It’s nights like these when my brain and my body do not communicate well. One wishes to sleep in the comfort of my slightly itchy blanket, while the other is restless and wants to communicate with everyone I know. I crave laughter. I crave conversation. I crave answers to questions that I didn’t even knowContinue reading “Sleepless in the Middle of Nowhere”

Borderline Book Boredom :(

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m OBSESSED with books, especially children’s books. I have THOUSANDS of books, some duplicated, and even triplicated because my library is so disorganized that I can never find what I’m looking for. When I can’t find the book I perceive I need, I buy another copy. I never thinkContinue reading “Borderline Book Boredom :(“

Dads Against Daughters Dating GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

Here we go again: another day of my friend posting photos of his 12 year old daughter, and the slew of misogynistic comments that follow. How many of these are shared on his page weekly? I gave up counting. “Oh, you’re going to be in trouble with her! Wait until the boys start showing upContinue reading “Dads Against Daughters Dating GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!”

Restorative Rest

Years ago my best friend introduced me to the concept of “restorative rest.” She told me that simply resting, or doing nothing wasn’t necessarily helping me recover from exhaustion; I needed to seek out activities, or practices that truly felt healing, and powerful for my mind, body, and soul. That resonated: hard. I tend toContinue reading “Restorative Rest”

Good Old Fashioned Love Songs

I realized long ago that I’m not the type of person that people write love songs about. I’m not even the type of person that people dedicate love songs to, or for that matter even relate to when listening to music. While that might sound self-deprecating, or seriously jaded, I feel the truth deep withinContinue reading “Good Old Fashioned Love Songs”

The Joys? of Sex.

I am female. I’m comfortable in my gender identity. I’m comfortable in my sexuality. What I’m not comfortable with is my lack of understanding regarding my body, or my sexual pleasure. When I was growing up, my mother always prioritized my vulva, and my vagina as my most important body parts. “Don’t ever let anyoneContinue reading “The Joys? of Sex.”