Cooking my way through depression

23 March 2017

With everything that’s been going on — leaving school, not working, car broken down, health problems — it’s not really surprising that I’m not doing well mentally or emotionally. There’s a lot going on, and most of it hasn’t been great. I’m not unfamiliar with depression, though. Nor anxiety. Actually, one thing that sort of has been […]

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And then things came tumbling down

21 March 2017

I remember the sense of pride that came with grad school. The warm and electrifying confidence that came when theories began to make sense, or two theories clicked with each other, or with a method. I remember that kind of selfish, and not so humble feeling of “oh man, I am smart” when you’re able to […]

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Sort-of updates, thoughts, and things I’m loving

1 March 2017

I’ve had a hard time posting lately. While there hasn’t necessarily been a lot going on each day for me lately, there have been some major changes in my life. Also, there are upcoming events which have the potential to lead to further major life changes. These last few weeks have been really hard, while […]

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BuJo Round 2: Monthly Spreads

6 February 2017

I’m now one month in to my new re-boot of my bullet journal. Throughout the month, I kept thinking “man, I should be doing more with this…” But in all honesty, it was kind of nice not to have to deal with it so much. I could have included my One Positive Thing 365 project […]

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That time I ranted about ethnocentrism in travel food shows

3 February 2017

I’m having an endo day, which means during the times I’m not in a pain killer induced nap, I’m watching a lot of netflix. Anything to help pass the time and distract me from the pain and discomfort in my body. In looking for some new food and culture shows, I stumbled upon I’ll Have […]

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Meat Free Monday #4 & #5: White Bean Shakshuka & Pumpkin-Sage Pasta

31 January 2017

Between school, my fitness motivation, and now general crappiness I feel likely thanks to my endometriosis… I got a little behind on my MFM updates. So I’m going to try to squeeze in last weeks and this weeks in one update. Week #4 For breakfast, yet again it was another shake. I don’t think I’ve […]

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Big Changes, Get Fit!

25 January 2017

At the beginning of the year, I tried to figure out what I wanted to focus on, areas I wanted to improve. One of the things starkly missing from the list was big moves about my health. I mean, sure, I’m doing Meat Free Mondays this month. But nothing about my endo or my weight. […]

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Meat Free Monday #3: lemon & goat cheese pasta sauce

18 January 2017

Ok. I hit a point recently where I’m just not excited about food. It happens every so often — I’ve got a kitchen full of food, but yet I just have no interest making or eating any of it. Some of this is due to my stomach just not sitting well with the food I’ve […]

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Meat Free Monday #2: Buffalo Chickpea sandwich

11 January 2017

One of the interesting things about starting this Meat Free Monday adventure is that I’ve had to remind myself that just because I’m not eating meat on Monday specifically, it doesn’t mean it needs to be a part of all my meals every other day. Like, it’s completely OK for me to eat vegetarian meals […]

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Why I didn’t talk about books at all last year.

6 January 2017

Something changed last year. It wasn’t necessarily a conscious choice. Not at first. But last year, I didn’t blog at all about what I was reading. No monthly posts. Not even a random check-in. Just simply no real mention of books. Part of the factor is that I did not blog much at all this […]

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