Category Archives: Health

Six Months of Pandemic

March 13 is the last day I remember being in the office for a normal day, having a staff meeting about the coming apocalypse. Now it’s six months later and since the country hasn’t managed to come together with a … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Play Dumb About Re-Opening Colleges

I can’t fall asleep at night but when I do, I can’t wake up in the morning. Everything hurts. A dull ache all the time, everywhere. My jaw is clenched and my eyes are too close to the computer screen … Continue reading

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In Spite of Fear

I wrote someone a letter this morning and told them to be brave, but know that it is also okay to be afraid.  Later I  had several people ask me what I’m doing for spring break. I told them I was … Continue reading

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FOOD: Sick day Soup

Have one of those people this week with a questionable stomach who refuses to stop eating all the spicy holiday snacks because they hate bland food?  Try this soup for them, tailoring the broth and protein to what you have … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasure: Solo Hike

I’m probably the only person working in higher ed. that didn’t participate in a service project today. With deepest apologies to MLK Jr., I know I’m a horrible person. I wanted a day off and away from work/home/students/co-workers. It was … Continue reading

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In Which I am Incapable of Developing Healthy Habits

This may veer into the land of  Too Much Information, but I’ve been thinking about all those little self- and life-improvement things I mean to do that I just can’t manage to make a habit of.  I really try to … Continue reading

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A Sadly Sucky Disney Vacation

In Disney’s defense, all vacations can’t be great vacations – not even Disney vacations. Although getting a raging stomach virus on your birthday really sinks it for them. And I wasn’t the only one. When you see sawdust (at work … Continue reading

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It’s Always Been You: Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide, Oh my!

It’s no news that mental health issues are skyrocketing, and people in higher education fields can hardly keep up with the number of students in crisis. Counseling staff, case workers, faculty, dean of students and housing staff are overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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Gets All Nature Girl and Makes Beauty Shit

Turns out the best way to get me to do a project is to promise to teach someone else how to do it. I committed to doing a program for students on sustainable beauty and cleaning products. Making face toner, … Continue reading

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FOOD: Chocolate Peanut Butter Paleo…Awesome Stuff

Once in a while I find something good on Pinterest that I can actually DO. Today I was rushing around and remembered that I needed to make something for a work party but I kind of had to, you know, … Continue reading

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