Until dads are given their due from the society for actually parenting, the wage gap will persist.
Since my diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis three months ago, I'm adjusting to budgeting my energy as a spoonie. One of the things that I'm doing is negotiating heavily with the over-achiever type-A part of myself to make sure that I don't overdo things. Recently, I realized that I need to put that aspect of my … Continue reading New Spoonie Game = A Whole New Rule Book
Last week, I got accepted to pursue graduate studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. I start in the fall. One of the things that I'll do in my Mythological Studies program is the archetypal analysis of fairy tales. As I've also been seeing a Jungian analyst, and I've been a geek about these things for … Continue reading The Princess and the Pea: My Sensory Diet Does Not Include Peas
This picture is of my back yard about 3 months ago. The English ivy at the fore is invasive. The wisteria vines are ages old and have taken over my yard and trees with great, ropy Tarzan-tempters. There are so many scraggly vine-covered trees that there is only shade, and only more vines that thrive in … Continue reading There’s a Metaphor in Here Somewhere
I am a planner. I'm the kind of planner that thinks bullet journals look cute for beginners. I'm the kind of planner who makes plans for plans, and contingency plans those plans. I've said often that I'm very good at being spontaneous, as long as it's on my to do list. Psoriatic Arthritis has forced … Continue reading Learning to Improvise
Is healthcare a human right? Is it the government's responsibility?
It is really easy to feel sorry for myself right now. I'm still in the middle of the trial-and-error phase of getting a treatment that works for psoriatic arthritis. My joints still hurt, though the pain is mostly managed. I'm exhausted. (I have to take an hour nap after showering, and can sleep 20 out … Continue reading Letting My Body Teach Me
Every two years or so, now I've revisited the Life-Well Lived list, an antidote to the bucket list. The answer to the would-have could-have should-haves. Here is a link to my first one, four years ago, items number 1-46. Here is a link to the update, two years ago, items numbered 47-62. And here's the … Continue reading Life Well-Alive
What are you fighting FOR. What are you moving toward? Tell me.
Physician, Heal Thyself - If I want to try to present ways to heal the cultural shadow, then I need to attend my own, too. It occurs to me that doing this here - in the public eye, so to speak - is a good way to show the process.