I was feeling stuck and frozen, but when I say this mantra, I feel fluid again.
Letting go is easy.
An empty mind is an open mind.
Hi there! I’ve been asked to share my facial care routine with the world! Keep reading to see how I cured my acne. But first, the backstory… I suffered from cystic acne and obsessive-compulsive skin-picking all through my teens and 20’s. The following pictures were taken between 2006 and 2008, when I was around the…Read more
It’s my 2019 Garden in Austin, Texas! To start off, here are 2 videos on my garden’s progress… About 4 days ago I had to put a blanket over the pots and put a heater underneath because I was worried about sleet and a freezing wind chill. But now the sun is shining and the…Read more
Here is Day 71 taken on my phone camera. This was the worst day so far. I had just pulled off some nail decal stickers and found the dry nails underneath more brittle than ever. Even the middle finger and pinkie nails were peeling a little bit. It was right after this that I decided to…Read more
I have done my best to keep my nails covered with sticker decals and avoid picking, but unfortunately, I still have splits near the tips of my index fingernails. Last night I trimmed my nails very short when they were soft and wet to prevent breakage, then oiled them up and slept. These are my…Read more
Please see Day 1 and Day 4. I’m impressed! The index fingernails have grown the most. In fact, I’ve seen so much growth that I need to file them down. I’ve had a few minuscule blood blisters around my cuticles because I’ve been poking at them more, but my nails are smooth. Here are my…Read more
Please see Day 1. There are no pictures for Day 2 or Day 3. On Day 3, my fraying problem returned and more of the nail on my right index finger separated and peeled back after washing dishes at work. Today I used my better camera and here are my nails fresh out of the shower.…Read more
I love my strong hands; they’ve served me well. I’ve worked in food service what feels like all my life. Recently the nails on my index fingers have frayed at the ends. In other words, the nails have split horizontally near the nail tip, and there is a top layer of nail that keeps lifting…Read more
I assembled photos and video of my Barbie collection for fun! I went really basic on the video editing because I just used the first free available software I could find. >_< I know it’s a little shaky… and I admit that I didn’t plan a script… so I’d love your support and tips! The…Read more
I recently moved just outside of Austin, I changed my driver’s license, and now it’s time to figure out my new Congress contacts and get involved. The following quote is from Ellis Ellsworth’s Call the Halls PDF: Anytime you are communicating with your elected officials, you are likely doing more than your neighbor. My Current…Read more
My favorite book of all time is Repeatlessness by Dr. Joe Marshalla. I love this book because the words are playful and inspiring, but they are also backed up with scientific studies. The idea of repeatlessness is that, even down to the quantum level, nothing in the universe repeats, and the concept of repetition exists…Read more
Dear Readers, I could write a book about my personal experiences with the current justice system. I could. Until then, please enjoy this TED video, a talk by Adam Foss.…Read more
Wouldn’t you know it? My Instagram account was created in 2015. Related: What I learned from a year on Instagram Below are some of my favorite photos and selfies. Enjoy! Next blog post: What I learned from a year on Instagram …Read more
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always told myself that I will live to be at least 101. I can’t remember what spawned this thinking as a child, but perhaps it was my early interactions with my grandparents and the encyclopedic fact that the average person dies around age 75. My grandmother on…Read more
1. Always offer pure water to guests. 2. Pick up at least a handful of trash every time you are outside.…Read more
🔞 WARNING! You must be 18 years old or older to continue reading. 🔞 My Acne Story May 22, 2011 I started to get acne on my face when I was 13. Three things happened. First, my big sister and my mother sometimes picked at my blackheads and whiteheads and inadvertently taught me this bad…Read more