Showing posts from February, 2018

TBB Asks: Love Edition

TBB Asks: February - All About Love I have very strong feelings about Valentine's Day, though I guess with February being the worst part of winter, it's nice to have a justifiable reason to stay in, indulge in way too many chocolate-covered treats, and binge movies

Every Day is a New Day

To make new mistakes or fix yesterday's I told myself "February's Goal - No Unnecessary Spending ." I wasn't going to spend any money this month (on shopping) and that I was going to get my budget under control.

Dogs & Depression: How Pets Alleviate Anxiety

This is a guest post written by Nat Smith, community member. Rover is the nation's largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. Me and Zoe, my best girl for the last 11 years. She's a rescue mutt who saves me from bouts of depression, agoraphobia, and anxiety. Photo Credit: Halcyon's Serendipity Depression and anxiety persist by pulling you into downward spirals. Symptoms like fatigue, social withdrawal, and the inability to concentrate actually fuel the depressive episode that brought them on. This is why, in addition to medication and therapy, treatment often includes “disruptors.” These are relatively simple habit changes that can break the cycle. Of course, these changes aren’t easy to implement. When you’re at a low point or subsumed in panic, do you really want to stop and take a deep breath? The recovery process at its best is often described as “two steps forward, one step back.”

January 2018 Project 365 Recap

Driven to finish  (and the photo used for the prompt "Alone") All of my photos for January 2018 were taken using my current phone (and the camera that is always with me) - a Google Pixel 2XL and edited using Snapseed. I was going to compile this post using Storify, but with their impending demise, it was suggested that I use Wakelet . So far, I like it. There are 31 photos being pulled from Instagram, so give it a minute.