beth woolsey

mess maker • magic finder • rule breaker • kindness monger

Tag: My brain quit.

  • The Most Impossible Task: Saying I’m Not OK

    If you struggle with depression like I do, and if you haven’t yet read M. Molly Backes’ viral twitter string about the Impossible Task, I highly recommend it as something to help put words to a common symptom of this insidious disease.  Depression commercials always talk about sadness but they never mention that sneaky symptom…

  • On Doing Way Too Much and Not Nearly Enough: What October 2020 Feels Like

    On Doing Way Too Much and Not Nearly Enough: What October 2020 Feels Like

    I drive four mornings each week up the winding roads of Parrett Mountain, past alpaca farms and vineyards and into the Douglas Fir forests as I climb. It’s a slow drive by necessity; there are steep drop-offs and no guard rails or shoulders to offer forgiveness if you stray. It always feels peaceful to me,…

  • 15 Realistic Recipes to Feed Your Family in an Apocalypse

    The pandemic continues, Oregon is on fire along with the rest of the West, and even though the fire a couple miles from our house is now 75% contained (THANK YOU, FIREFIGHTERS!), my brain is broken. Just totally kaput. Zero percent battery, and I forgot where I put my brain charger.  I was feeling badly…

  • All of 2020: A Story about Dog Poo

    This is Abby (the human) and Lulu (the dog). That pic is from 3 months ago, which means Lulu is now 45x bigger. He is not a labradoodle, after all. He is either a small, black bear, or a moose, or a husky, feral, adorable kindergarten boy named something that ends with -y. Like Kenny.…