One of the ways I've committed to practicing self-care is by making time to read. me, reading is a way to connect to myself and to humanity at large. I read to reaffirm what I already know, to discover new ways of understanding the world, to challenge my beliefs and privilege, to have adventures beyond the scope of my reality, to connect with the stories of other humans, to be entertained, to escape, and sometimes just to have fun.
I'm not one for diets or labels when it comes to my food. I like to eat. I like to eat good food that I know is good for me, and food that makes me feel like crap. I get just as excited about a big greasy cheesburger as I do a paleo bowl at … Continue reading Eating to Feel Better : One Part Plant
My knitting has been a little sparse lately. An irritated thumb and sore wrist have kept me from spending much time at the needles. And I've noticed the less I've been knitting, the less I feel like knitting...kind of a bummer given the season we're heading into! I did cast on a pair of … Continue reading Yarn Along :: Modern Lovers
I raced through Eleanor & Park and loved it! Needing to stay in the vein of keeping my reading simple and not too dark, I checked the library for a book I keep hearing great things about. Imagine my delight when I found a copy of The Rosie Project straight away! Bonus: it came up … Continue reading Yarn Along :: Love & Linen
Leisure time is pretty unpredictable with a newborn around the house. Some days he sleeps the day away and not only do I enjoy luxuries like a shower and taking my time to eat, I get to knit. You know me: I need to knit like I need to sleep in order to feel somewhat … Continue reading Yarn Along :: Easy is Good
Tomorrow is my due date. While in some ways it seems unbelievable that it's already here, it also feels like it's been such a long journey. I am so looking forward to meeting this little guy, I'm practically buzzing with excitement! In the meantime, I'm trying to knit, read, and cook all the things! And … Continue reading Yarn Along :: Just Keep Knitting
With the turn of the new year, and as I ready and wait for baby, I'm craving simplicity. I want (and need) for things to be slow, simple, and easy. My body is working very hard these days (38 weeks, whoa!), and my mind gets tired fast. I need simple forms of entertainment and activity … Continue reading Yarn Along :: keeping things simple