Life craft, with sass

There is no perfection here. There is no pretend.

Welcome to sassy adventures in cooking, health, life, and re-imagined grandma-crafting. Dirty counters and less-than-perfect attempts. Swear words and reality checks. 

Real shit only.

You’ve been warned. True life follows, along with all its blemishes. There’s enough pretend and perfectly curated feeds out there. Consider this an antidote.

Now dig in, have fun and see what’s new!

90 Likely Days – Goal Setting & Execution Challenge

Hello 2019. Let’s be friends, ok? Your buddy 2018 had lots of interesting challenges and successes to share, but if we are being honest, it was a really tricky year. New year’s resolutions are for the birds. The sort of bird that thinks it takes an arbitrary calendar moment to create something better for themselves.…

Learning To Dance In Survival Mode – Part One

Part one of three in a series on mental illness, the effects it has, and healing. Consider this the backstory. To say that this has been difficult to write would be an understatement of proportions so epic, I can’t find a word or cliche to cover it. I have started and scrapped 31 drafts at…

Mindfulness Isn’t Bullsh!t – It’s Worth It

Your approach to mindfulness might be. Most of us will not ascend to new plains of consciousness via mindfulness. We will not become superior, enlightened monks after one sitting meditation. Perhaps movies and television are to blame but mention it to many of my cynical and skeptical friends (I’m raising my hand here too), and…

Love as a Dialogue – An Exercise to Discover

Exploring love as an internal dialogue. Have you ever sat and observed the things we tell ourselves about love, being loved, and giving love? What would the cadence of the conversation be for you? What is the tone of the story you tell yourself? These are the results of a morning page exercise I did…

88 Affirmations For Skeptics and Cynics

Affirmations don’t have to be fluffy. If you are just here for the pictures (don’t worry, no one is judging) scroll on down to the bottom. I’ve put all the affirmations in their large original sizes, just click and the gallery will open them up, and you can save the ones you like. In all…

Dealing With Pain – 7 Tools To Get Started

Dealing with pain is hard. No shit, huh? But with practice, dealing with pain can be more comfortable. It is invisible. It can be suffocating. It can be isolating. It can be a source of shame. It can be embarrassing. It can be a nightmare. It is so often all of those things. It is…

This Is Your Brain On Pain

Pain is a simple word. But the experience in our brains is not. As my legs were dangling off an exam table in a small, uncomfortable blue room; it occurred to me that the pure experience of pain – really is anything but simple.  I’ve been seeing some specialists and a physiotherapist lately, for a hyper-specific pain I’ve…