Enteric Microbiota FTW

As you all know, I have been ranting about the effects between what you consume and your mental wellbeing for eons. Thankfully, it isn’t just me screaming about this stuff.  Information is infiltrating the general public now. More and more people are hearing about the connection between enteric microbiota and their brains....more

Abby the Manic Buffalo

After another episode of panic, my husband comforts me as we sit on Jack’s Ninja Turtle bed.“We all have our weaknesses,” he tells me. “I can’t see three feet in front of me without my glasses. If we were in the wild, we’d be dead already. The herd would have left us behind.”I scowled. “I’d like to think my hypervigilance would be an asset to any herd.”...more

Regaining Life After A Nervous Breakdown

It all started in September of 2012.  I thought life was running pretty smoothly. I was doing fine at my full-time fast paced job, busy being a wife and mother and on top of all of that I was working hard on a website that I was building.  My spirits were high and so were my expectations. Nothing was going to stop me.  I was on a mission to live the life that I wanted.  I always had this reach for the stars attitude....more

The Three Headed Monster of Menopause

I usually write more for myself then for other people.  Writing is theurapetical for me in more than one way, it helps me see clearer whenever a problem comes around. Certainly at this moment in my life I'm facing a major problem. I've been married for 28 years know, it was May 15th, 1986 when we decided to tie the knot.  We made a promise to each other that day, that no matter,  what we would stick it through. ...more

How Disney's movie Frozen Can Help Promote Mental Health Awareness

Disney’s newly beloved movie, Frozen is one of the best Disney movies I have seen. It’s right up there with the classics such as The Little Mermaid and The Beauty and The Beast. You all know the tale, as I’m assuming you’ve watched the movie already since it’s already won Best Song “Let It Go” and with the world knowing Kristen Bell has some serious vocal chords (total girl crush over here!) that can stand next to Idina Menzel (I mean, Adele Dazeem.)...more

Getting Over My Fear of Flying

In just a few days I am going to fly in an airplane for the first time in seven years. This lack of time in the friendly skies is no accident.I admit to you, dear reader, that I am afraid to fly.  This hasn't always been true.  I flew several times during my twenties and at first I loved it. I flew solo to Norway when I was 18 to visit my brother and his family for a week. Great flights there and back....more