February 2018 Rad Book Recommendation


Lifestyle

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


Lifestyle

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


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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


Lifestyle

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


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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…


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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


Lifestyle

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


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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

Fitness – 10 Awesome Apps for Fitness Fanatics


Fitness

10 Awesome Apps for Fitness Fanatics (Infographic) It’s now easier than ever to keep track of how your exercise program is progressing thanks to the sheer abundance of fitness apps to be found on the App Store and Play Store. It has everything from calculating your calorie usage to finding the perfect motivational tunes, fitting […]

November 30, 2017

Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters


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Chapter One I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter Two I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend […]

November 15, 2017

ourRADhouse – October 2017 Memories


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It’s pretty crazy that October is gone and we’re nearly at the end of the year. What a year! This month in particular just felt like it was so quick, overwhelming with highs, lows and filled with some pretty great memories. Here are some stories from our RAD house this October 2017. Shriners Variety Show […]

November 8, 2017