Category Archive for 'Wellness'

From time to time I write these posts where I have a little bit to say about a lot of things. “Crumbs” of information, if you will. You get one of those today. * * * * * * * Maintaining a gluten free lifestyle isn’t an option for my middle child, M. Gluten makes […]

Last night the second of the two nurses infected with Ebola in Dallas arrived at Emory University Hospital which is within a few blocks of my house. I send Amber Vinson healing thoughts and wish her caregivers strength and resilience, as I thank them all for their sacrifice and service. When we drove home from school […]

We have a fix-it-now mentality in our culture, right? We want the doctor to give us a pill and for everything to go back to “normal” within a reasonable amount of time. Part and parcel of that, is we expect the healing to come from the outside. We expect medical and healthcare professionals to offer […]

Two Cans of Paint

See these two cans of paint? They’ve been on my back porch for about two months now. Here’s what I think when I see them: Ugh. I can’t believe the painters just left those cans of paint there. There’s paint all over the cement now. Why didn’t they just take them? I don’t want them. By […]

It’s been a few years now, but once upon a time a thirtysomething, single male former colleague of mine posted to Facebook, something that went like this: Just saw the craziest thing. There was a woman walking on the sidewalk down XYZ Road with a stroller and – get this – NO KID. I mean, […]

Sex & the Sorority Girls

We swim at the pool of the nearby university and most all summer, it’s free of college kids. But they all moved back in recently for the start of school, so I was privy to some fascinating conversations as Little A and I swam a few weeks ago At first it was funny and sweet: a […]

Back-to-School Breakdowns

Let me tell you a little secret about me. I was a History and Religious Studies double major in college. (That’s not the secret part.) Both majors required hefty, hefty reading loads and lots and lots of writing. At the start of the new college semester, when I would get the syllabus for each course, […]

Sometimes I do these really random posts when I don’t have enough bandwidth for a full post, but I have a lot on my mind. Here goes: I teach class in a part of town that is very diverse. We are in close proximity to a nationally known research university, Emory, the Centers for Disease […]

If you’ve paid attention to my Facebook feed over the past few days, you’ve seen posts about Jordan Younger, Chocolate-Covered Katie, and Amy Kubal, R.D. What do they share in common? Jordan’s abandoning veganism because of her anorexia. Katie’s “come out” as an excessive exerciser. And Amy’s shared that her lifelong struggle with disordered eating […]

When Things Hurt

I got a hangnail on my thumb last week. I picked and poked at it and it got horribly infected. It hurt like the dickens. So of course, everything I did for two days somehow involved my thumb. I banged it on the faucet in the bath. I cut it on an eggshell while trying […]