Book Club – I’m Thinking About Dating Again


This months book club theme is “I’m thinking about dating again”, you can look forward to several great books that focus on romance for you adults. Usually, I include a section for kids books, but considering the topic and material I am going to discuss, I thought maybe it is not so appropriate this month. […]

March 23, 2018

Thoughts on Dating after Domestic Abuse


Trigger Warning I fled abuse in October 2016 and have been single and celibate ever since. Recovery takes time, and I had no intention to jump back into another relationship. Plus, technically, I’m still married. And although I won’t ever be going back to that marriage, it feels like I’m breaking my vows. And I’m […]

March 16, 2018

February 2018 – Gregory’s First Trail Running Race


Finally, a month that didn’t speed by like a hummingbird in flight. February was kind to me, although it seemed that everyone was sick at some point or another. Gregory and I managed to visit my best friend and her cousins over family day weekend for what we called it a ‘kid-cation’. We also ran […]

March 9, 2018

Fitview – Island Girl Dance Fitness Workout with Kili


It’s time for a new Fitview – Fitness Review on a workout DVD. Actually, 2 workout DVD’s. I had so much fun with Kili that I hope you seek her out and workout, Hawaiian Style. Today I wanted to share with you some of my experience working out Hawaiian style following along to Island Girl […]

March 7, 2018

February 2018 Rad Book Recommendation


Welcome back to another Rad Book Recommendations from my little family to yours. I’ve got to play catch up a little here as I’ve been binging audiobooks late at night when my insomnia strikes. A short 5 hours audiobook can help pass the night or lull me back to sleep in a pinch. But let’s […]

February 16, 2018

Short Story – A Water Bearer and his Pots


I’ve recently graduated my pre-employment program and have been going through my binder of handouts I was given while attending. The program is first and foremost aimed at women who face barriers obtaining a job as a result of abuse and other major life struggles. Perfect for me who hasn’t worked for about 4 years […]

February 7, 2018

Health – 6 Sleeping Habits to Combat Insomnia


I’ve suffered from insomnia most of my life. The last time I was in a transition house I went nearly 2 weeks sleeping about 1-3 hours a night. I was going a little crazy and after a trip to a psychologist and public health nurse, I was given some ideas on how to create healthy […]

January 30, 2018

Lifestyle – Going Minimalist


Starting your life over after fleeing abuse means that you are literally starting your life over from square one after abuse. I had nothing but a few bags full of clothes and prized possessions. This was very upsetting in many aspects, but also provided me with an opportunity. It gave me the opportunity to start […]

January 20, 2018

December 2017 Memories


Happy New Year! It’s 2018 and I am very excited for what this new year has to offer our little rad family. But before I can move onto the next, I wanted to wrap up 2018 here and write down some of my December 2018 memories before my brain gets all full with our new […]

January 5, 2018

Journal Prompt – FEAR has two meanings…


A few weeks ago I shared a journal prompt, if I were a flower I would be a…, that I was given at group and what I wrote down for it. Today I wanted to share another journal prompt and what my thoughts were on this particular day. I’ve made some great strides lately in […]

December 29, 2017

Lifestyle – Farmers Market Awareness


I’m a big believer in supporting the local economy, especially when it comes to local farmers. I live on an island, a very small island that obtains nearly all its food from off island. It doesn’t have to be this way. One way to support local farmers is by buying from them at the farmers […]

December 14, 2017

Holiday – Christmas Gift Ideas


It’s the Christmas Season and I am very excited to finally be settled in a home with Gregory. It’s been a few months and it truly feels like our own space, complete with Christmas decorations now. During the season of giving, I wanted to make sure I was still living with intent when it came […]

December 7, 2017