Recurrent Corneal Erosions

What was I saying about small victories, big celebrations? Yeah, forget that. Recurrent corneal erosions don’t give up that easily, apparently. We’ve moved on to phase three of the battle, and it’s getting ugly. This, in addition to my spat with Facebook, is why I haven’t been around as much, lately. Sometimes, my eyes are Read More …

RCE: Small Victories Deserve Big Celebrations!

You may remember my champagne celebration when I relearned how to walk down stairs using alternating left-right feet after breaking my ankle Memorial Day weekend. That was huge. Oh, the things we take for granted! The things we forget to be thankful for. Recently, I’ve been able to squat down low enough to grab things from the Read More …

Real Self-Confidence

Self confidence is inner peace. It is a deep-seated belief in yourself; it is contentment with who and what you are. It is not the misguided belief that you are perfect, or somehow better than others. It is not a delusional belief that there is no room for growth or improvement. It is not “attitude.” Read More …

ChinUp Firming & Contouring Mask Kit

“Sure, I’ll make a fool of myself in the name of beauty!” Well, it’s better than my old ballet teacher’s maxim, “Beauty must suffer!” Suffering is for ninnies. We only get one life – enjoy it. That said – and this goes for you gents, too, because I know you’re reading this – if someone Read More …

Dry Eyes and Fire-Breathing, Eyeball-Munching Bugs

About a month ago, I was violently roused from a deep sleep by a pain that, once imagined as “eyeball-eating, microscopic slug beetles rolling across the eyeball, defecating bits of ground glass,” was hard to think of as anything else. Certainly nothing as mundane as “dry eyes.” I told my doctor I was pretty sure Read More …

Sunny Pi Day Nature Walk

I woke up in darkness, well before dawn, and felt giddy at the sight of clear, white light streaming through the slats in the blinds. I pulled them apart, just to be sure it wasn’t the next door neighbor’s floodlight, or the searchlight on some rogue drone – both more likely than clear skies, stars, and Read More …

Weight Off My Mind

Friday nights are “date nights” and “splurge nights” and, in the immortal words sung by Edith Piaf:   And splurge, I did. The Lamb Churrasco with two Sazerac cocktails, fried calamari and other assorted appetizers and tidbits, and half the Tres Leches dessert turned out to be about two days’ worth of calories. Then there Read More …

Sleep

Friday, the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium tackled the topic of Sleep. Eight bloggers – Ramana (aka Rummuser), Ashok, gaelikaa, Lin, Maxi, Padmum, Shackman and The Old Fossil – write on the same topic every Friday. I encourage you to drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. I have written, before, on the importance of Read More …

Weights and Measures

Call it obsessive. Call it a symptom of our metrics-driven society. Call it overkill. I caught myself, the other day, wishing I could weigh all the ingredients I put into my bowl at Genghis Grill. I estimated. I’m actually pretty good at estimating, these days, but I have been determined to track everything accurately (and Read More …

Accountable, Even on Long, Lazy Weekends in the Sun

I know, that’s supposed to be “Friday: Week 3 Down, 49 to Go.” But with Martin Luther King Day, last Monday, I’ve been off by a day or two, all week. I woke up yesterday morning to sunshine slipping between the wooden slats on my blinds, and panicked: “Oh, my God, I’m late to work!” Didn’t Read More …