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You Can’t Be Superman…

You just can’t

So I’m participating in NaBloPoMo this year. There are lots of places you can go to get inspiration, in the form of prompts, quotes, questions, etc. You get the idea. One such prompt I came across was “Blog about something that is your greatest hurdle in life”.

Profound. I could list the material things: our house is too small, our finances are tight (and really, in this economy, so are a lot of other people’s finances), I still feel like I’m too fat though I have held at 152 for a while now and 152 is precisely 65lbs better than 217… Continue reading


Consumer Review: Healthy Surprise Subscription Box

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I was given the opportunity to review Healthy Surprise, a monthly subscription box service that delivers healthy snacks.

Okay, Merry, there’s a ton of ‘healthy snack’-type subscription boxes out there…what makes Healthy Surprise different? Continue reading

Consumer Review: F.A.S.T Hair Care by Nisim

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I was asked to review the F.A.S.T. (Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy) Hair Care Shampoo and Conditioner from Nisim. These hair care products are free of DEA, parabens, and sulfates, and are full of essential amino acids, proteins, and nutrients that aren’t in most shampoos and conditioners. Continue reading

Consumer Review: P.F. Chang’s Marlton NJ


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They Took My Gallbladder (and all I got was this lousy Celiac Disease)…

I detailed last year how I had to have my gallbladder removed. That operation was supposed to be the beginning of the end of my abdominal pain, my digestive issues…and it was only the beginning.

I wish I could sit here and say that I am relieved to have a diagnosis, that now I am okay, now that I know what was truly the matter.

Readers, I am not okay. Right now, I am not okay. I am reeling. I am overwhelmed at just how many foods have gluten in them. I am beyond sad that while many gluten-free substitutes exist, I will not be able to have my stepmother’s cream-chipped beef ever again. I can’t have a bowl of Cream of Wheat on a cold winter morning. All of this in itself is a lot to deal with, and I fluctuate between ‘somewhat okay’ and what seems to be ‘grief’. I could deal with all of that on its own. The most prevalent emotion at the surface is seething, boiling anger. Continue reading

Cory Monteith and the Beast of Addiction…

Cory Monteith, who most people know as Finn on Glee, passed away July 13th, of what was later to be determined as a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.

Apparently, Cory had recently (April, I believe) completed a stint in rehab. He had a history of addiction. So everyone, most of all his family, friends, colleagues, and his girlfriend, Lea Michele, are probably reeling from the news of what caused his untimely death at only 31 years of age. He isn’t the only one to succumb to addiction, and unfortunately, he won’t be the last. But for the general public to adopt a stance of shock simply because he’d just recently been in rehab is…ignorant, and most of all, it’s dangerous.  Continue reading

Making Sense of a Disorganized Mind…

It’s a little difficult to describe what goes on inside my head. I have touched on my ADHD in a few posts, but I don’t think I successfully described what it’s like to live with it. I read a blog post by a former classmate of mine describing his life with OCD, and I was in awe of how he was able to convey his struggles. I have a hard time staying on topic. When I write, I tend to go off on tangents, and jump around so much that by the time I am done writing, I’ve lost the original point. But I have been inspired to try, so please bear with me. Continue reading