Mental Health

I Am More Than Sad

I know there are a lot of similar blog posts floating around the world wide web, and by no means am I trying to “copy” anyone, I just wanted to add my two cents to the topic.

First, and probably the most important, depression is not the same as sadness. This is a common misconception that I have personal experience with. Sometimes sadness can feel so debilitating that you may think you are depressed; very understandable. With that said, sadness is a completely normal human emotion, that we all experience within our lives. It usually occurs when you have experienced a disappointing event, a hurtful situation, or when grieving over a loss.  However, once you overcome the event, or situation that brought on this emotion, the sadness dissipates.

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NorCal Eats

NorCal Eats: The Butcher’s Son (TBT)

In honor of throwback Thursday (TBT), I wanted to share a post I wrote for my old blog, last year.

I feel a small disclaimer is necessary before you read on. I visited The Butcher’s Son, and composed this post, when I was following a vegan diet. I no longer label myself a “vegan”, (I consume animal products, currently) But I still really enjoying eating plant-based and finding plant-based versions of non-vegan items.

I hope you enjoy this blast from the past!


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If you are within driving distance of Berkeley, CA, do yourself a favor and check out The Butcher’s Son.

It took my husband and I almost a year after hearing about this place to actually take the time to go eat there. Wow, what took us so long?!

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What's On My Plate

Lemon Blueberry Baked Doughnuts

After picking quite a few lemons from my Grandmothers tree, I have been on a mission to experiment with some new lemon recipes. I originally planned to make a lemon poppy seed doughnut but I thought, why not go to social media and see what they would like to see me create. I offered up the choice between lemon poppy seed, or lemon blueberry.

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Just Because

The Great Name Debate

To Just Be…Or Not to Just Be…

That is the question.

I have found myself contemplating a name change. Yeah, I know I have only had this name for a couple months, and yeah, I know, I have had about eight blogs in my lifetime, all with different names. I don’t know how I keep up with myself.

I am a classic overthinker. Of course, my depression and anxiety take it to a whole other level. In the case of this “name debate”, I am overanalyzing what it is to just be, and if I am even doing it. And if I am not doing it, then why is it my name?! I’m a fraud!! See, it escalates quite quickly.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Book

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Sharp Objects is the first of three novels written by New York Times bestselling author, Gillian Flynn. With rave reviews from many publications, and well-known thriller authors such as Stephen King, this novel pulls you in and keeps you guessing until the very end.

Camille Preaker, a 30-something, mediocre reporter, is sent on assignment to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the horrific murders of two young girls. Upon her return, Camille must face her estranged mother, her teenage half-sister who she barely knows, and to a small town full of whispers. Armed with her flask of warm vodka, and scars from her broken past, Camille must find a way to battle her demons if she wants to get to story she came for. Continue reading “Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn”