What You Need to Know Before Adopting a Pet for Christmas

As someone who volunteers at an animal shelter, I see an increase in animal adoptions during the Christmas season. Obviously I feel a little pitter…

6 Ways to Give Back During the Christmas Season (For all Budgets and Schedules)

If I’m being real, which who are we kidding, I always am. Hold back? Never! But if we are continuing to be real, I questioned…

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How Experiencing Trauma Made me More Empathetic

I know what you’re thinking upon reading the title of this post – duh, trauma will make any person more empathetic. I get it. It…


6 Things I Learned Through Trauma Therapy

By this point you have read here, here, and here that 2018 has been an exceptionally difficult year for me. And not just for me,…

Humane Society

5 Lessons I’ve Learned From Shelter Animals

2018 has easily been the worst year of my life. That being said, I haven’t allowed myself to have that mentality. Every experience in life…

Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Week 9 Recovery

This is it. The last video of my hysterectomy recovery series. I got so far behind on uploading these videos to the blog that I…

Week 8 Recovery Hysterectomy

Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Week 8 Recovery

Weight loss, sex, and more! My week 8 hysterectomy recovery video is a juicy one! Watch the video below or continue scrolling for time stamps.…

Week 6-7 Hysterectomy Recovery

Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Week 6-7 Recovery

Acne in weird places, a 6 week checkup, and back to life as I know it; all things we discuss in the week 6-7 of…

Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Week 5 Recovery

Insecurities, weight loss, PMS symptoms, and more! Week 5 was a real hoot (*insert sarcasm.*) Looking back at week 5 I so clearly remember the…

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