Mood Disorder Diagnosis

Mood Disorder Diagnosis

Upon hearing the words in 2009 from Dr. Darmal, a psychiatrist at the Amen Clinics, that would change my relationship with myself, I was stunned, shocked, and mostly mortified.  “You have a low-level mood disorder and extreme ADD,” he said.  After 45 years of...
Happy Trees Teach Me A Lesson

Happy Trees Teach Me A Lesson

     We are having a spectacular display of fall color from our trees here in Central Texas. The trees are so brilliant: the bright reds, oranges, yellows, and all the variations of these three colors combined. It is simply magnificent.       I noticed an article...
What I Like Most about Being Middle Aged

What I Like Most about Being Middle Aged

I have arrived: the middle-ages. At 54, it is obvious to me that I have arrived. The middle-aged body is here. I see it in my photos; I see it when I look in the mirror; I see it when I put on swimwear. And I like it.  But there is one part of my middle-aged body I...
Learn how to make Ghee

Learn how to make Ghee

Here’s a little something I filmed to help you with your ghee-making process!  Here is what my ghee looks likes now that it has cooled and been strained:   Now it is in my pretty jar that will reside stove-side for future...
The Things We Hide

The Things We Hide

     We all hide things from the world, don’t we? At least I think most of us do. I KNOW I do. And one of the things I have hidden from the world turns out to be something that could have been (and will be) helpful for many people if I were about to share it — to be...
Taking Care of an Analog Body in a Digital Age

Taking Care of an Analog Body in a Digital Age

Some people are slow learners. I must be one of them. My friend, Cherie Clark, says that there are no slow learners; just thorough ones. That’s me: a thorough learner! Especially when it comes to avoiding the Overload Syndrome.   My first experience with OS was way,...