Breaking the Habit

Today is Day 5 of no caffeine. I feel a sense of loss particularly today. Saturday is the day that I look forward to drinking my chai. No anxiety about work on my mind. I have Monday to start worrying about that. No rushing. Not a single sound. It's like I have the whole house… Continue reading Breaking the Habit

The gift of insomnia

There has been one good thing that has come out of my insomnia this past week: being given the chance to really plume through the thoughts whirling around in my head. While the common response would be to check one's phone and endlessly scroll through one's social media feed, I no longer reach for my… Continue reading The gift of insomnia

A (Sweet) Change in Routine

I did something very un-Rafia-like today. To say that I was craving chocolate is an understatement. Even when I'm eating chocolate, I'm still craving it. But after last night's binge on non-fat plain yogurt - adding honey and cocoa powder can never mask the fact that it's still non-fat plain yogurt with honey and cocoa… Continue reading A (Sweet) Change in Routine