Depression from Soda?!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/soda-depression-coffee-sweetened-beverages-drinks_n_2427150.html

I just came across this article while checking my e-mail. I have no idea where they come up with this stuff because if I drank that much coffee I would NEVER be able to sleep, not to mention I’d be bouncing off the walls. I’m not a soda addict by any stretch of the imagination, nor am I that big a caffeine person, but there’s definitely something wrong with most sweeteners, and I don’t just mean the incesticide taste.

Finding Meaning…

Finding Meaning

“If I live in a world that has no meaning beyond my own biography, my own personal pains and joys, I will experience an emptiness that always threatens to render even my most joyous moments ‘meaningless’.  Only through participation in a universe whose ultimate meaning is larger than my own life and life span can this psycho-spiritual problem be resolved.” -Jeremy Taylor, “Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill”

This is such an amazing quote. Unfortunately for now it takes the place of my original post which is incomplete as I care for my sick macaroon. She’s had a hard day and I still have to give her subcutaneous fluids. Hopefully that will make her feel better because she’s scaring me with her bizarre behavior.

Moon Rise Musings

Last night I went to bed early, which has been a real problem for me over the last month. Going to bed between 4:00 and 8:00 a.m. is not “normal”. I haven’t been sleeping well, I’ve had the most bizarre nightmares, and my internal clock is totally screwed up, AGAIN! I hate being awake during the day, it’s almost unnatural for me (Definitely not a fan of the sun, but I’m fine with rainy/snowy days.), but I also dislike not being able to sleep when I should be sleeping. It’s fine for me to wake up around 4:00 or 5:00 each morning and be in bed before 9:00 each night, even if it’s a bit Grandma-ish, but not being able to sleep properly for weeks on end?? Not cool. Under “normal” circumstances a person might recommend a sleeping pill to put me “back on track”, but all of these pills that people claim work like a charm don’t do a thing for me. I can’t remember the last time it took me so long to reset myself into a normal groove, but I am determined to get back on track so I can get back to living my usual life of sunscreen by day. Wish me luck, and I hope you are all sleeping far better than I!