Geek Health Archive


Managing Your ADHD

Prompted by a not helpful post I saw going around the internet last week, I wrote a post to help people without ADHD help their partners who do. As I was writing it, I thought of some of the things I do to help manage my symptoms. Like I said in my earlier


Let’s get serious about mental health…

To anyone with internet access and a functioning computer, it would be obvious that depression is on everyone’s minds. From losing a childhood icon to dealing with depression and suicide in our most personal circles, it’s something that has the ability affect everyone in ways never expected. The scary thing about mental


Nothing but the rain.

There’s nothing I like better than a warm summer storm. There’s something about the dark skies and rolling thunder that make me feel like life is starting over again. It’s exciting and enlivening- my favourite kind of weather. (There are probably some deep psychological issues there I need to explore, but I


Replacing My Converse: Keen + Inserts

A month ago I went to the doctor with ankle pain, pain I assumed was caused from either skating or the running regimen I’d started. Come to find out, the culprit was more likely my beloved Converse. Years of wearing shoes with no arches had strained my achilles tendon. Sadly, it was


Replacing My Converse

Converse are the unofficial shoe of the geek. The perfect shoe for my narrow, flat feet. Or so I thought. I went to the doctor with a stabbing pain in my ankle/heel that would not let up. Ended up being tendonitis of the Achilles tendon. Most likely caused by my chronic wearing


My Happiness Project

I’m going to level with you, dear readers. I hate self-help books. They evoke horrible memories of high school assemblies and bad Oprah episodes and turn me in to a twitchy mess. Roller Derby helped me through my divorce, yoga is helping me be more comfortable with who I am, I have


Gaming with RSI

Growing up on computers has given me many things. An unyielding desire for information. A need to know how things work. A love for figuring how else I can make it work once it does. A career. A passion. It’s also given me horrible eyesight. And carpal tunnel at 26. I’m in


Leveling Up: Game Over

You may have noticed I haven’t written a Leveling Up post in nearly a month. The reason is, simply, I haven’t been gaining any XP. I’ve been losing weight, but by just having a lack of appetite not from eating well. In fact, I’m eating junk just not enough of it to


Leveling Up: Achievement Unlocked – Five Pounds Down

Sorry I haven’t been writing Leveling Up posts lately. It’s been a lot of “stay the course” boring stuff like counting calories and working out. Although, I have to admit, my working out motivation has been low lately. I need to get my butt into gear and work on my off skates


5 on Friday (Leveling Up Edition): Tools to Make Your Health Goals Successful

As with any quest, it’s dangerous to go alone. It’s best to have some trusty tools with you as you head out. Your health journey is no different. Here are five tools to help every geek track their progress. 1. LoseIt! (iOS, Android, Web) – I tried three of the bigger name apps