The Saga of the Pineapple Tomato

As an autistic person, sometimes I talk about something about 1000% more than someone wants to hear about it,—which is part of why I enjoy blogging. By channeling my special interests into random blogs I maintain across the too-big Internet, I give myself permission to talk about something as long as I want, provided I’m…

Two Practices to Calm My Mind

Today I’m sharing 2 of my 10 practices that help calm my mind when I’m anxious. If you’d like me to write more in-depth about any of my calming practices, just let me know… Or better yet, make a list of your own 10 calming practices—and maybe jot down 1-3 sentences of notes to jar…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I plan on returning to nature this year to help with my depression, while also tackling my garden blog, My Quest for Chicken.  If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love. —St. Augustine I’ve struggled with negative thought patterns; they’re pervasive…

blogging then vs. now

My memory and I have been rafting down the old LiveJournal river for the last couple of days. Back then I blogged about my part-time jobs, college classes, and relationships. While some poignantly bright moments shine out, most of the posts are focusing on issues and/or feelings. It’s obvious I’m trying to sort out my…

inspired by my blog from 11+years ago

I opened my locked LiveJournal for the first time in eleven years, and I couldn’t believe the enjoyment I experienced from reading entries dated 10+ years ago. Seeing the transformation from my 2006 self to my 2017 self, I decided I should practice journaling for the rest of my life. I’ve had a few other…