Author: tahlialauren16

  • My Life as an Artist with Chronic Pain

    My Life as an Artist with Chronic Pain

    If you didn’t know, I’m an artist, and this year I’ve decided to take my art more seriously. But there are days when I remember that being a full-time artist was never in the cards for me.  I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was […]

  • End of 2022: Year in Review

    End of 2022: Year in Review

    As another year comes to a close, I thought I’d write one last blog post. I haven’t been great at updating this blog, but that’s because so much has been happening I really haven’t had time! This year has had a lot of ups and downs, but it’s been the most productive year in my […]

  • Fibromyalgia Care Pack – Buy Now!

    Fibromyalgia Care Pack – Buy Now!

    Do you have fibromyalgia (FMS) and struggle to explain it to people? Are you tired of explaining yourself over and over? Or do you need some encouragement to keep going when your chronic pain is flaring up? The Fibromyalgia Care Pack contains poster pages that you can print out and hang on your wall when […]

  • My Gripe with Movie Musicals

    My Gripe with Movie Musicals

    I love musicals. I was in my high school’s production from Year 8 to Year 12 and loved every minute of it. It’s always exciting when you learn that your favourite story is being made into a movie. But as many of us know, film adaptations often leave a lot to be desired. In my […]

  • My New Digital Marketing Business

    My New Digital Marketing Business

    I am excited to announce that I am now a Digital Marketing Strategist! This is a new step in my life’s journey and I want to share it all with you.  I’ve been working as a copywriter for a long time, and I see business owners make the same mistakes over and over. Their products […]

  • Gustave, the Demonic, Bullet-proof Crocodile

    Gustave, the Demonic, Bullet-proof Crocodile

    I’ve already covered crocodiles and their success as apex predators, but now I’d like to introduce you to someone. Gustave is a prime example of his species: a man-eating Nile crocodile who is near impossible to kill. Gustave hatched around 1955 in the African country of Burundi, making him roughly 67 years old. This massive […]

  • Creature Feature: Manatees, The Ocean’s Pacifists

    Creature Feature: Manatees, The Ocean’s Pacifists

    I firmly believe that if we replaced all hippos with manatees, the world would be a better place (I’m joking; hippopotamus dung is great for the environment but their attitude is not). Manatees are the most peaceful, serene animals in existence and it’s beautiful how simple they are. They’re such pacifists that they don’t even […]

  • What is an “Introvert Hangover”?

    What is an “Introvert Hangover”?

    If you’re anything like me, you might be familiar with this – you go out with friends, and before the end of the night, you’re wiped out. You’re exhausted, your head is killing you, you can’t eat, and you feel like you’re hungover despite not drinking. You could be having the time of your life […]

  • Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

    Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

    Madeline Miller’s Circe is a book that I enjoyed so much that I wrote my honours thesis on it. It is a feminist retelling of the character Circe from Greek mythology, which is a topic that Miller is very acquainted with. If you’re not familiar, Circe appears in the Odyssey as another trial for Odysseus […]

  • Creature Feature: Hungry Hippos

    Creature Feature: Hungry Hippos

    Hippos are one of the few animals that genuinely freak me out. Hyenas? Love ‘em. Vultures? They’re my favourite bird! But the thought of meeting a hippo in the wild absolutely terrifies me.  Hippopotamuses – meaning “rive horses” in Greek – should be just as cute and cuddly as manatees. They’re big lazy herbivores who […]