UV Safety Awareness Month

Summer is here with long, hot days full of outdoor activities.  It’s also sunburn season. Sunburns and blisters tell us we’ve had too much sun, but they’re too late to serve as an alert. That’s why it’s so important to check the UV Index when you look at your daily weather forecast. It’s often ignored,…

30 Pounds Lighter

This is a big deal to me.  Apart from that time in my early 20s when I lost 50 pounds in 8 months because I stopped working pizza delivery, I’ve never had this much success at losing weight.  I can’t give chronic illness all the credit for pushing me to make the change, but it…

Get Well Soon

Last month, I recommitted to my health and invited you on the journey with me, but I haven’t posted much of the progress.  I’ve been nervous to open up about something, because it could be upsetting to the people who care about me, but it has brought out self-discipline I didn’t know I had. When…

Never Never

Wow.  So much controversy over the new Blue Blood palette from Jeffree Star.  There’s a back and forth debate over who had the idea first.  Was it Jeffree or tarte?  Or was it Laura Lee?  Sure Blue Blood was bigger news and so it looked like tarte was the copy cat (even though they had…

One Small Step

I didn’t update last week while I was trying out my habit tracking, because I wanted to have time to really look at how the variables interact with each other.  This month, I’m focusing on a number of things that I noticed had changed leading up to my decline in health and mood over the…

Think Outside the Box

Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday was April 15th, and that day marks the beginning of World Creativity and Innovation Week, concluding in World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21st. It’s no coincidence WCID falls the day before Earth Day. The goal of this event is to encourage people everywhere to come together with their best ideas…