Autobio, Health, Psychology, Spirituality

U is for Upsides to Life’s Crap

Yesterday, I wrote about the Tower tarot card. One challenge of it is not viewing the difficult changes in life as necessarily bad. I've also been doing a good deal of Buddhist readings and recently came across several articles about viewing the "bad" or hard things that happen to us as a teacher to help… Continue reading U is for Upsides to Life’s Crap

Autobio, Spirituality, tarot

Q is for Questions that are Left Open-ended

Lately, the concreteness of what can be known has been on my mind. It's something I've pondered on and off for many, many years. I will probably continue to contemplate the boundaries of knowledge for the rest of my life. Everyone (probably) knows what these questions are like. Why is there suffering and pain? How… Continue reading Q is for Questions that are Left Open-ended

Autobio, Complimentary Medicine, Health, Nutrition

O is for Overgrowth of Bacteria in the Small Intestine

My GI tract has been through a lot. About eleven years ago, I started having esophageal spasms and acid reflux that couldn't be controlled with anything short of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). I never managed to get off these drugs. An attempt last year ultimately led to the discovery of a carcinoid tumor in my… Continue reading O is for Overgrowth of Bacteria in the Small Intestine

Autobio

K is for Kids and Why I Chose Not to Have Them

My husband and I used to have a cat named Hermes who didn't get high from catnip. He'd watch our other cats go crazy, licking up and rolling in the herb. He'd often give in and take a taste. Sometimes he'd even halfheartedly roll in it. Eventually he stopped trying and just watched the other… Continue reading K is for Kids and Why I Chose Not to Have Them

Autobio, Education

I is for Intro to Financial Accounting and Other Free Courses on the Web

If you've followed my blog, you probably know that I am considering what's next on the job front. My body will no longer allow me to do pet sitting to the level I would like. Back before I switched to an animal-focused career path, I worked in the nonprofit sector. My last position was in… Continue reading I is for Intro to Financial Accounting and Other Free Courses on the Web