Daydreams, Vulnerability, and Quarantine

I’m going to admit that after 10 weeks in what feels like solitary confinement, I’m lonely. I haven’t been writing a lot of late; it’s been difficult to find the words sometimes. I spent the morning putting off work, talking to a couple of friends, daydreaming about better times, and craving physical touch. Physical touch … Continue reading Daydreams, Vulnerability, and Quarantine

Self Care During a Pandemic

I think we can all agree that Covid-19 has created a lot of panic, misinformation, and frankly, unease. Personally, I live in a house with someone who is immuno-compromised, so I’ve been watching the virus, its movement, and the steady progression closely. Watching new cases, including one in my own neighbourhood, develop, Is disconcerting. My … Continue reading Self Care During a Pandemic

Self care does not mean eat all the things

This time of year is often stressful for many people. And that stress often leads to poor food choices, increased alcohol consumption, a lack of sleep (which exacerbates the food and alcohol consumption), and a lack of activities that soothe your soul. I know it’s a hard habit to break; particularly when people are feeling … Continue reading Self care does not mean eat all the things

Mourning

Last night, an old friend from high school passed away. I found out about it this morning, predictably, through Facebook. Although she and I hadn't had a face-to-face conversation in nearly two decades, I knew from keeping in touch via social media that she had married her high school sweetheart (a man she fell head … Continue reading Mourning