and why it felt different this election

This year has not been an easy one.

It seems like every day there was something new to get discouraged about, and we have spent way more time indoors, away from others, worrying about our country, the virus, social justice and everything we watch on the news each night.

We needed a win.


And why it isn’t about politics this time

I think it is indisputable that 2020 is a different year than normal. Between an impeachment, the pandemic, and the protests, this year is clearly one for the history books.

So it makes sense that this year’s election would be different than the norm too.

Growing up, I remember hearing the debates during family gatherings on Republican versus Democrat viewpoints on various topics. These debates…

When your memory starts to fail, it can be hard to discern between illness, aging and stress. But that distinction can feel pretty important.

Photo of a man sitting on the ground outside at night with his head in his hand.

Ever feel like you are losing it? Like you are losing part of your innate ability to do all of the things that you could do before with ease?

That’s where I am at these days… but it wasn’t always that way.

At the college I attended, there was a…

Lisa Olsen

I am a teacher, with two kids, recently diagnosed with Lupus, and possibly other auto-immune conditions, living life to the fullest, while managing symptoms.

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