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Urban lullabies

How powerful does a human experience have to be before it leaves a mark on your soul? I only ask because there’s some shit I don’t want to repeat in any other lifetime. I couldn’t sleep last night – all … Continue reading

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Piano in the park

I can hear them howling at the moonlight, in that melancholy sound that tears at my soul. The wolves of depression – at least they’re predictable. So I blew off everything important to address my mental health with drinking some … Continue reading

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DIY therapist

Ahhh, the secret method for de-stressing after busy day at the hospital with sucky co-worker: mix lavender argan essential oil with almond oil or oatmeal lotion, and smear it all over. The essential oils are calming and good for relaxation, … Continue reading

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Slow like limping turtle

The holiday cookies are sticking with me, dammit. Yesterday I biked almost 10 miles at the gym (does that still count if it’s indoors?), and I’m wildly driven to move, exercise, and shake off the plump. I can’t stand it, … Continue reading

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Running through the gray

Winter weather means I will soon have to switch to the boring but dependable treadmill. I appreciate them, but there’s nothing like an outdoor run. I’m learning to love the steep hills around my house; you are either going up … Continue reading

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Let your hair down

I wear my hair down most of the time, for purely personal safety reasons. ¬†If you have a ponytail or your hair confined, it’s easier for someone to control you with it. If someone grabs a handful of loose hair, … Continue reading

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Ninja style

I did it! I went for a quick, hard, and slightly dirty bike ride instead of having a cigarette. Luckily I live next to a mountain that I can bike up and down, wahoooo! Take that depression! I’m kicking your … Continue reading

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Touch and go

Only one month until my birthday, and 30 days until I will be moved into my new home. I’m kind of excited about it. It’s hard to find, hard to get to, and stashed out in a lot of green … Continue reading

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Walking in the woods

Hiking up something tall and steep always makes me feel better. My friend and I took her kids out on a gnarly trail today. She chose a¬†mountain archaeological site; the location of spirit quests for Native Americans. They go seek … Continue reading

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