A little self-care goes a long way

I was feeling a little overwhelmed the last few days, but I'm in a better place today. I can be really easy to get lost in the moment and lose sight of what matters. I think that's what happened to me and once I realized that, I was able to put things into perspective. While the school changes this year proved to be too much, it does appear that we have found a solution that allows for the best of both worlds. They can work from home and still have the opportunities that in-person students have. I've had a couple of really good interviews this week, and I'm looking forward to digging into the production side of them. I'd like to take the kids to Cuyahoga Valley National Park this…

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Why I still wear a mask, even though I’m fully #vaccinated

I wanted to take a second and put this out there because I truly believe that it's really important. Everyone in my immediate family (myself and the boys) are fully vaccinated for COVID. We're in pretty good shape in my house and I'm so incredibly grateful for that. That being said, not everyone is so lucky. Anyone under the age of twelve, cannot currently receive the COVID vaccine. It's coming soon but all these kids are still at risk until then. I even wear a mask at the gym, which is not fun at all, especially with a filtered mask. I made the decision to do that and I will continue to do so because there are people in my life who cannot yet receive the vaccine. The best way…


Trying to set a positive example for my kids

It's been a pretty quiet day. I'm moving a bit slower today because I hurt in places I didn't even know I had. I workout almost every day and 70 minutes of Yoga has made me question everything I've been doing. LOL I cranked my mattress up to 117°F, used it like a full body heating pad, and was able to get a ton of work done this afternoon. I picked up a couple of new clients and that should prove to be a good thing. The original plan for the day was to take the kids hiking but it rained all afternoon. We were going to pick my mom up and take her with us but now we're going to shoot for later this week, assuming the weather cooperates.…


I want to talk to you about my #depression

It has occurred to me that I haven't talked about my depression much lately. I talk about to people who reach out offline quite a bit and I sometimes forget to do that here as well. One of the reasons this occurred to me is because I noticed today that I'm struggling a little more than I have been in regards to managing my depression. I think everyone deals with life differently and depression hits people in different ways as well. We're all different and that's okay. For me personally, I know depression is once again gaining a foothold in my life when I begin worrying about dying. It's not easy for me to admit that because there's only a few people in my life that are aware of this…


Review: 30 Days with the @Healbe GoBe2 Health/Fitness Tracker

Last month I was given an opportunity to test and review the Healbe GoBe2. It's an interesting take on a fitness/health/activity tracker and I've said this a few times before but I'm a huge fan of tech that helps in this area of one's life. I've used every Fitbit tracker, a few Garmin devices, the Basis/Basis Peak, the entire Gear series by Samsung, and even a newcomer called Biostrap. You can also check out Total Shape's homepage if you're looking for information about about fitness or fitness equipment. For the last two years, you'd be hard pressed to find me without a Gear S3 strapped to my left wrist. It's not a dedicated fitness watch but it hits most of the bases that matter to me, and its been my…

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Why are people such assholes?

I'm one of those people who believes that humanity is inherently good. I think that the majority of people are good souls, regardless of disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender sexual orientation or gender identity. No one will ever convince me otherwise. Having stated my default outlook on life, I'm not oblivious to all the assholes, of which there are many. One such asshole is continuing to thwart my efforts at helping the Autism and Special Needs Parenting communities by continuing to report the posts I share on my own timeline and page as spam or offensive. They continue to claim that I'm violating community guidelines and Facebook automatically removes every post reported. I can see dozens of these every single day. When I click on the it's not spam link,…


Things are working out this morning

All signs point to being able to walk at the park today. I'm super excited to be able to do that. It's freakishly warm out and is perfect for walking. We've already finished two of the three appointments we have this morning and are currently waiting for the third to be done with. I want to get back into walking at least a few days a week and I'm can't wait to get started.