please don’t ask me how to pronounce it

Help, I’m stuck in this word and can’t get out!

Me standing on the frozen shore of Lake Michigan

As I “stand” (versus finding me in the fetal position until this is all over), how do I embrace identity, time, community, and the “new way”? I do feel ambiguity and disorientation. I thought it was just menopause. I thought…

Creating a new life in my 50's

My desire to take up less room on this planet.

Photo by averie woodard on Unsplash

April 22, 2009

It was Earth Day and I had several projects planned for our homeschool day. One of the highlights of the day was watching the Oprah show where they would feature plastic in the ocean with devoted explored and activist Fabien Cousteau, following after his grandfather, undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau (whom…

I never knew there was a name for how I’ve felt since high school. It is arrival fallacy.

Photo by Charlotte Karlsen on Unsplash

Let me just say; I’m not a mental health professional. I’m a health and wellness writer connecting the dots between science and the human experience.

Here where I live in IL, they have 8th-grade graduations. The school hypes up the entire school year of 8th grade like it is some…

A lesson in modern homemaking

one of the few idioms my mom said that didn’t contain a swear word

Growing up with Farmer’s Sayings

“Rain before 7, quit before 11.”

“Never plant until the lilacs bloom.”

“Red sky at night, sailors delight.”

“Clear as a bell, colder than hell.”

And of course, “Waste not, want not.”

The list goes on and little sayings come out of my mouth without even thinking. I grew…

renee tarantowski

Health and Wellness Writer, Adventurous Momma to 4 teenagers/adults, healer, teacher, traveler. My life is a contradiction documented in notebooks.

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