Tag Archives: self care

Two Cats: This is not about cats

I have two cats, Serenity and Ripley. They are sisters, from the litter I fostered five years ago. These two cats have been with me since they were five weeks old. Their lives have been identical, but they are not. … Continue reading

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Letters to Myself: This is Not a Competition

Dear Kristene, Stop grinding your teeth, drop your shoulders, take a deep breath. And, yes, I know you’ll do what I tell you and then forget ten minutes later but what you really need to know is that you’ve been … Continue reading

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The Problem With Bees

When the first bee flies into your body, it’s no big deal. We’ve all experienced the occasional bee or two buzzing around in our chest cavity. Your pulse quickens a little, your muscles tighten, your breath becomes shallow as you … Continue reading

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Givers, Takers, Emergency Masks and Open Windows

I’m taking a break from my grief ramblings to talk about a pet peeve of mine. Though I’ve come across this peeve several times in real life, it’s on Facebook where I see it in its most concentrated form. The … Continue reading

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