Things I’ve Learned While Battling It Out Against Anxiety and Depression at CKO Kickboxing

CKO has taught me things on the heavy bag and off. Here are a few of the more important lessons…

October 4, 2018

CKO Day 5: It’s Getting Easier but It’s Still Challenging

The days are getting easier for Dakster but she is still learning and learning she does in day 5.

September 12, 2018

CKO Orlando Day 4: Your Gym. Your Pace.

CKO teaches Dakster that she is competing with herself while also encouraging her to keep punching when she isn't sure…

September 11, 2018

CKO Day 3: What’s My Focus?

Dakster learned the hard way there is a lot of bad advice out in the fitness world but thankfully CKO…

September 5, 2018

CKO Day 2: New Instructor. New Way of Learning.

My second class came sooner than I think I was ready, but mentally I needed to be in the game…

September 4, 2018

Coach Crate: Life Coach In A Box

When it comes to subscription boxes, I don't think you can get much more unique than Coach Crate, a personal…

September 3, 2018

CKO Kickboxing – Knocking Out Anxiety One Punch At A Time

When medication isn't enough to battle anxiety, Dakster has to enter the world of CKO Kickboxing. Join her on a…

August 29, 2018

Your Favorite Weird Folk Remedies That Actually Work

We all have a couple go-to folk remedies that work for us even if logic tells us there's no good…

August 8, 2018

Social Media Outrage: We Need A Cure

We have become odd creatures when it comes to our outrage. Just watch as the news of Anthony Bourdain's suicide…

June 8, 2018

Mental Health Awareness Through Fiction

What does mental health awareness mean? Maybe it will help if we read more.

May 12, 2018

Panty Fresh: Security on the Go

Panty Fresh takes some of the insecurity of the "monthly visitor" out of the process.

May 8, 2018

Get Yourself a Mindfulness Sponsor

A mindfulness sponsor is a good way to get your mindfulness practice started.

May 1, 2018

Service Dog Myths and Truths – The Hounds of Daksterville

There are many misconceptions about service animals and I’m here to set the record straight based on the laws and…

April 30, 2018

Self-Medicating Through Music

Though scientists continue to study the effects of music on life, I know that I, personally, have felt the effects…

April 27, 2018

7 Things People With Chronic Illness Want You to Say

If you have a friend with chronic illness, you might not know how to be supportive. Here are 7 things…

April 15, 2018

I Don’t Need or Want Your Autism Awareness

When you're autistic, Autism Awareness Month is particularly frustrating. In the month that is (theoretically) dedicated to raising awareness of…

April 6, 2018

Emotional Labor and the Executive-Dysfunctional Mom

A lot of moms don't realize they have an executive function disorder like ADHD until their children are being diagnosed…

April 4, 2018

‘Fidget! 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Your Stress’ by Heather Fishel

Fidget spinners are trendy but, in just over 100 pages, Heather Fishel gives us 101 ways to boost our creativity…

March 13, 2018

Five Ways to Engage Your Family in a Healthy Lifestyle That Won’t Break the Bank

For many adults, fitness may be something they think about all the time. But beyond health or PE classes at…

March 9, 2018

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Dear writers, please give those of us with invisible illness more fictional characters with chronic illness so other people can…

February 11, 2018