I saw this post that was saying that people need to stop holding on to what has hurt them, that true forgiveness means you are done being angry, and that anger somehow poisons your own soul. But I don't believe that forgiveness is the only path to letting go. Indeed, plenty of people do not deserve the blessing of my forgiveness, and did not deserve it the first hundred times I bestowed it upon them.

Survival Is the Underdog Of Super Powers

I saw this post that was saying that people need to stop holding on to what has hurt them, that true forgiveness means you are
A few weeks ago, a friend and I uprooted the grass on this overgrown, raised, garden bed on the side of the house I currently reside in, replaced the wood sidings, picked up several bags of well-draining soil, a hoe, and some mums, and transformed the little flower bed. But now, summer has gone and autumn is upon us with winter quickly approaching and I have been throwing every skin or peel from every fruit or vegetable I've eaten into homemade composting buckets. Then the bright idea popped into my head to use the entire garden bed as composting soil since I can't grow anything in it during the winter.

How to Use a Raised Garden Bed as a “Compost Garden” During the Winter To Improve Soil Fertility

A few weeks ago, a friend and I uprooted the grass on this overgrown, raised, garden bed on the side of the house I currently
Gyms, no. Surely, we can do better than that. And we can! But let's start with the more obvious stuff. You can stay in a hotel or hostel with a gym and pool, or even be luxurious with a sauna or steam room, but why not get outisde of your living quarters and see what the world has to offer?

Exercising and Traveling: Staying Fit Abroad

Gyms, no. Surely, we can do better than that. And we can! But let’s start with the more obvious stuff. You can stay in a
As it seems to be her new hobby of thrusting things on me without warning whenever I go home to visit my parents, my mother did so again by surprising me with some avocados. I do say "surprise" because, I have never known her to eat avocados and I usually have to force them upon her by sliding them into smoothies or meals whenever I come around. So, I definitely did not have any intentions on cooking when I came to visit for the weekend.

A Delicious Spinach Avocado Dip Recipe For Getting More Spinach Into Your Diet

As it seems to be her new hobby of thrusting things on me without warning whenever I go home to visit my parents, my mother
One of my fitness goals for 2017 was finally being able to do a forearm stand. I wasn't being too ambitious. Being able to do a forearm stand while supporting my head was something I'd never been able to do even when I was at my fittest in high school dancing 8+ hours every week. This told me that whatever I'd done in the past had not truly helped me with my forearm stand, which is only partially upper body strength, but, from what I've experienced, is mostly abdominal strength and balance. Abdominal strength has never been one of my strong points, and if you caught my other post, Abdominal Strength: Thoughts From a Girl Who Has Always Been Killed By Crunches, then you know that abs and I have never been close.

(Apparently) All I Needed to Nail My Yoga Forearm Stand Was To Start Pole Dancing

One of my fitness goals for 2017 was finally being able to do a forearm stand. I wasn’t being too ambitious. Being able to do
I might have mastered the art of multitasking . Although I do enjoy cooking , I feel like many days it takes up a lot of time. That's partially because when I do cook, I'm always making a large dish or a meat with two side items, with some rice or pasta. Because of this, I have been trying to use the oven more so I did not feel like I have to hover over the stove and babysit the food. This frees up my hands and attention so I can do other things while the food cooks itself. So...what did I choose to do? ??

Pole (Dancing) and Pasta? Multitasking to Increase Productivity For An Easier Life

I might have mastered the art of multitasking . Although I do enjoy cooking , I feel like many days it takes up a lot
Most doctors and health specialists recommend 5 hours of exercise, mostly cardio, per week. The only time in my life I ever got in 5 hours of cardio in a week when I used to party every weekend but who's to say at the ripe old age of 26 that I cannot repeat this level of fitness?

Get A Week’s Worth of Exercise in One Night…or Day By Dancing…and Other Activities

Most doctors and health specialists recommend 5 hours of exercise, mostly cardio, per week. The only time in my life I ever got in 5
I've been denying my anxiety. Telling myself that "I don't like driving" is just a quirk, a personality trait that developed from living in Brooklyn for too long and being able to walk, bike, or bus anywhere I felt like going.

Denying Your Anxiety Is Not Self-Love and Will Not Improve Your Mental Health

I’ve been denying my anxiety. Telling myself that “I don’t like driving” is just a quirk, a personality trait that developed from living in Brooklyn
I wear it like a tattoo in a law firm. No one can see it but that bitch is still there. I call it "casually depressed" because I live in between the depression that I'd become so familiar with and this new, evolved depression laced with a liberal sprinkling of anxiety. I am not in denial. I do not lie to myself. I lie to others about my mood swings and claim that I am a homebody. I am maybe, half homebody, but now my whole person belongs to mental illness.

I Am Casually Depressed

I wear it like a tattoo in a law firm. No one can see it but that bitch is still there. I call it “casually depressed”
It has come to my attention that I haven't been keeping track of my avocado plants' growth!! Which makes me very sad because, despite my frustrations with the avocados, I have been seeing some progress from the pits I have been keeping. In this post, I'll just keep different notes of the tweaking I've done during my process of growing avocados and create a separate post that tracks the progress of an avocado pit from the beginning of its journey.

Growing Avocado Trees from An Avocado Pit

It has come to my attention that I haven’t been keeping track of my avocado plants’ growth!! Which makes me very sad because, despite my
I am kind of, really, obsessed with smoothies, and have always been a water-guzzling athletic. You know, when I'm actually being athletic, but, either way, on an average day, I probably ingest half a gallon of water.  Now, there's also a good way to stay hydrated while protecting the environment. No need for a thousand water bottles every year to go into the trash or recycling bin when you can't do yourself a favor and add two or three of these very adorable reusable water bottles to your kitchen cabinet.

Stay Hydrated and Take Your Smoothies To-Go With These Cool Bottles, Pun Intended

I am kind of, really, obsessed with smoothies, and have always been a water-guzzling athletic. You know, when I’m actually being athletic, but, either way,
After trying the apple cider vinegar smoothie with actual mangoes (with skin), I decided to get rid of the rest of my bananas today by making more smoothies. A reminder that my blender cannot make all of this smoothie in one go, which is why I blend "slowly" to chop up the ingredients, then pour half into a smoothie bottle, blend the remainder until smooth, dump that into a second bottle, then blend the contents of the first bottle. I know it sounds like a lot, but I tend to make at least 48 ounces of smoothie every time I break out the blender.

Apple Cider Vinegar Smoothie Recipe: Apple Cider Vinegar, Bananas, Apple Juice, and Mango Juice

After trying the apple cider vinegar smoothie with actual mangoes (with skin), I decided to get rid of the rest of my bananas today by
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122 Free DIY Greenhouse Plans to Help You Build One in Your Garden This Weekend

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I planted tomato seeds and a pineapple crown today. If this pineapple dies on me again, I’m burning this house down. This is not a
Planting a tree bought from a nursery.

I Planted My First Tree Today

Planting a tree bought from a nursery. September 20, 2017 I don’t mean an avocado pit or a seed that would become a tree. I

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People: It’s mighty nice out here today. Me: Well, my plants don’t like this weather so…   Be sure to check out my books and
Inception: August 24, 2017-As I witnessed from watching a few YouTube videos, I cut off the crown of my fresh pineapple, filled a jar with water, placed the crown in

Growing a Pineapple Plant From the Crown- The First Attempt

Inception: August 24, 2017-As I witnessed from watching a few YouTube videos, I cut off the crown of my fresh pineapple, filled a jar with
Attempting to grow mango trees from mango seeds that have been scavenged from grocery store mangoes. Picked up some mangoes at Sam's club and I will also note that Sam's Club has some pretty delicious mangoes and you don't even have to sell an organ to afford them, so that's definitely a plus.

How to Grow a Mango Tree From a Mango Seed

Planting date of Mango Seeds: August 6, 2017 Attempting to grow mango trees from mango seeds that have been scavenged from grocery store mangoes. Picked




 
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