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Drop it

October 17th, 2020 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on Drop it)

My body is well and truly fucked up. I have carpal tunnel in my right wrist after waiting too long to ask for a proper desk set-up at work a few years ago. I have tendonitis in my right elbow that occasionally gets so painful it feels as though I’m actually going to dislocate the …
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October 5th, 2020 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on Ripples)

My need to lose weight has been something that’s been in and out of priorities for a few years now. It seemed that whenever I had time to focus that would inevitably disappear when some new and awful challenge came up. The last few years have been very, very hard for our family. So much …
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We have been under lockdown since March. We are very lucky in that we are a two income household, we can both work from home, and have a child who is old enough and independent enough to do alright. We couldn’t not have been better placed for this pandemic. But still. It feels like grieving. …
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Gimme Shelter

March 23rd, 2020 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on Gimme Shelter)

Last night I wanted to make macaroni and cheese, so I went to the pantry and found that we didn’t have any macaroni. It was a simple moment when the fact that we’re dealing with something like no one has ever seen before became clearer. Because we can’t just run out and buy some macaroni, …
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The Flow

February 25th, 2020 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on The Flow)

I’m a writer. I have always been a writer – from the time I wrote a book of poems about pig and printed them out on our dot matrix along with a clip art cover. It’s what I do for work (and hopefully will continue to do). I’m good at it, it comes easily to …
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Gone but not forgotten

June 11th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on Gone but not forgotten)

There are days when I just need to sit back and cry and miss the people who are gone. I have recently been struggling with a lot of things that weigh heavily and I have been pushed to make decisions about my life path. There are people I usually would have consulted about things like …
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Out of focus

April 24th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Issues | Personal - (Comments Off on Out of focus)

Recently life has been a bit of a mess. We have a lot going on – sometimes it seems like more than we’ve ever had. Work and travel and a new dog, a kid with her stuff, appointments. More than once in the past three weeks I have made an appointment in one calendar and …
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23 hours a day

February 17th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on 23 hours a day)

Time moves differently in Cuba. Or at least it felt different. Maybe it was less the fact that I was in Cuba and more the fact that I had no internet access for 23 hours out of the day. Without internet I managed to fill my days with reading, swimming and movies. I also took …
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A Cuba

February 9th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on A Cuba)

I am at my gate at the airport. (Super early, but with books to read and an episode of Drag Race to watch). I’m off to Cuba. My first time on a warm beach. My first time outside of North America. A solo vacation. Time to step away and break out of the brutal constant …
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I have been a bit out of control for several months now. We’re been so stressed, first with the house on the market, then moving, getting the kid to start school and all the anxiety issues that have plagued us since. We haven’t had respite since May, I think. It’s been constant change and upheaval. …
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