This month, Lisa prompts us to "Tell us again why you chose your One Word." Here are my answers to the questions (in one sentence, as she challenged us): 1. WHY DID I CHOOSE THIS WORD? "Connect" just popped into my head as soon as I thought about choosing one word for the year, so … Continue reading #OneWord2022: Why Connect?
Rereading The Last Battle, our final Narnia volume in the Narniathon hosted by Calmgrove, was a peculiar experience. I loved this book as a child; I was a melancholic, disgruntled sort of girl, who felt at odds with my time and social setting, and it seems I found Lewis's picture of a civilization in decay … Continue reading #Narniathon21: The Last King of Narnia
I have been very remiss with this challenge hosted by Pages Unbound. I took part in January and Feburary and then forgot all about it. Sorry, fellow book bloggers! I do still want to support you (the challenge is just a pretext). This month I'm linking up to some of the posts I have commented … Continue reading Support Book Bloggers Challenge: Ten posts I commented on
In my posts about my journey with functional medicine, I talk about my quest to heal my digestive issues. But this is more than an outer quest in the realm of food and supplements. What I believe really lies behind these issues is not an innate food sensitivity or defective organ, but my compulsive eating … Continue reading What’s really been eating me?
A while ago I posted about my decision to try Functional Medicine for my digestive issues. I started with one practitioner who did testing, identified gut dysbiosis as my major problem, and put me on supplements to address that. He also worked with neurofeedback and I found this very interesting, as a way to change … Continue reading My Functional Medicine Journey, Part II: A New Direction
My Throwback Thursday contribution this month is my Emerald City Book Review post Lost in Translation: Le Grand Meaulnes - if you missed the announcement a couple of days ago, this is what I'm aiming to read for Summer in Other Languages this year. Read my post to see what I thought of the book … Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Le Grand Meaulnes
June has sprung suddenly upon me, so it's time once more for my personal Summer in Other Languages challenge. All are invited -- if during the months of June, July and August you would like to read anything in a language you consider "other" (other than your native language, other than you usually read, or … Continue reading Summer in Other Languages 2022
Literature After last month's reading frenzy, my reading speed slowed waaaaay down this month! I completed only five books, and three of those were comfort rereads. Oh well, some months you have to take it easy. Other things, like wrestling with my digestive health, have been taking up a lot of time and energy. That's … Continue reading Month in Review: May 2022
Even though my One Word this year is "Connect," I know full well it's not possible to be connected to everything all the time. We humans are too weak and frail for that; we need breaks, or else it's as if we've stuck our finger into an electric socket and can't get it out. So … Continue reading #OneWord2022: Connecting, disconnecting, reconnecting
And so in the course of our Narniathon reading we come to the book that C.S. Lewis started second, finished last, and yet is chronologically first in the series, including as it does an account of the creation of Narnia. In my last post on The Horse and His Boy, I explained my new theory … Continue reading #Narniathon21: The unforbidden fruit