Average Jane

Average Joe/Jane

Being a mom in my early 40s, thinking about planning my funeral was scary. I want to be alive forever, and be a part of my 8-year-old daughter’s life to share all of her special moments. I know it’s not possible, so the next big thing for me was to…
“What am I doing? Why am I driving all the way up to northern Wisconsin? No one is going to be able to help me. This is just dumb. I can do this recovery stuff on my own.” There I was, thinking and driving again. At the moment, I was…
I’ve been doing some heavy reflecting on my life, and I’ve been continually asking myself, “How satisfied am I with my career path, and what do I need to do to advance to the next step?” This question has become overwhelming as of late and has really been consuming me…
I have always been very curious about energy healing because I have heard so many of my friends talk about their experiences. To be honest, I initially didn’t think it could benefit me, but the more I heard, the more interested I became. I asked several of my friends for…
“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” —Leo Buscalgia I truly enjoy telling my friends and family how much they mean to me. I do this in a lot of ways: saying…
Being a mom in my early 40s, thinking about planning my funeral was scary. I want to be alive forever, and be a part of my 8-year-old daughter’s life to share all of her special moments. I know it’s not possible, so the next big thing for me was to…
As an active participant in events at Blossoms Pregnancy Boutique, Wellness Center & Doula Services, LLC, I was able to get to know the owner, Kamala McCormick, and knew that she would be the perfect doula for us. She made me comfortable and was available for any questions I or…
When a bunch of girlfriends and I decided to take our soon-to-be married friend out to celebrate, we debated on carpooling or taking separate vehicles. With all of us in fear of driving after a couple cocktails and only one of us offering to be the driver, we were torn…
I miss my grandma! She knew so much about healthy food and how to cook all of the delicious vegetables straight from the garden. She baked her goods 100 percent from scratch — whole grain bread too! Now that I am responsible for raising my own children, I have many…
After being in a major car accident and told I would not walk normally again without the use of a cane, I thought things were hopeless. I confided in my friends and family that I felt depressed and was at a loss over what to do next. To my surprise,…
“You need a root canal and a crown.” This is probably the last thing anyone wants to hear at their dentist’s office. Unfortunately for me, I’d heard those very words not too long ago. I got the root canal from my (former) dentist and, frankly, it was terrible. I can’t…
I have a confession to make: I hate going to the dentist. Actually, “hate” is the wrong word. I loathe going to the dentist. The scraping, the high-pitched squeal of the drill, the gloved hands prying open my mouth, filling it with questionable chemicals … if I could say a…
I have had many massages with many massage therapists throughout my adult life. In my experience, I’ve found that you can tell the exceptional therapists from the merely passable ones by their ability to “listen” to the needs of your body. As I reflect on my massage at Active Body…
For several months, I’d been giving a lot of thought to improving my life and my connection to my authentic self. I was continually asking myself: Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing? What’s my soul’s purpose? With each passing day, the pressure to take action…
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