I've been in hearing booths in my life. They used to have stuffed animals in them when I was a kid. (Why don’t they still have stuffed animals in them for adults?)
Even with stuffed animals they were always scary. The news was never good when I came out of the booth. The prognosis never inspired high fives.
I’d sit there in those booths, decade after decade, watching the audiologists on the other side of the glass as they reacted to my poor test results. They tried to ke
When a person first comes out it feels like a full time job having to come out over and over and over again to everyone in your life. It can be really scary, but you also sorta wish you could just put out a group text to everyone you know and spare the dramatics and effort of all the individual reveals.
And it never really stops. You come out all the time, day after day, to person after person you meet. After the first few times it gets easier, but it can still be tedious,
My cochlear implant has Bluetooth capabilities. I can stream the audio from my phone or TV or computer straight into the implant. Not straight into my ear, like my hearing aid. But straight into my implant - which is in my brain.
When my phone rings it rings in my brain. No one else can hear it. And no one else can figure out why I look like I'm having a stroke - rattled from this random **VERY LOUD** ringing in my brain. Then I start talking to the person on the phone, wh
My next book is a bit midlife crisis-y, so I’ve been gathering up suggestions for different things to try in that vein. Two of the big ones I’ve been tackling are running and meditation. And because I’m a multi-tasker I am able to combine the two.
What I like to do is run, then collapse on my floor when I get home. Then, while I get my breathing and heart rate under control I also listen to a guided meditation YouTube video.
I’m pretty sure being sprawled flat on the flo
I only have my kids for half the day today, so I took off on a Mother’s Day jog to clear my head. . Mother’s Day is a complicated day for lots of people. For those who have lost their mom, never had a mom, or are disappointed in the mom they were dealt. For those who have lost babies or were not able to have them, or maybe aren’t connected to the babies they birthed. And for a million other reasons, it can be a tough day - especially when the day is universally represen