Koopa the Traveling Pet Budgie. | My Meena Life

Koopa the Traveling Pet Budgie.

Allow me to introduce Koopa, my four year old pet budgie, emotional service animal, and pint sized travel companion.  He’s named after Koopa Troopa, a turtle-like character from the Super Mario series.  His favorite foods are corn and applesauce.  He can talk a little bit, and really enjoys saying “baby bird” and “pew pew pew”. […]

Tips for Cooking with Chronic Pain and Illness. | Photo by Nicole via Flickr.

Tips for Cooking with Chronic Pain.

One of the most difficult things about living with chronic pain and illness is that life must go on no matter how terrible you feel.  We must eat, drink, and have shelter – these things are fundamental requirements for living.  (Along with coffee, yes?)  Yet, those of us that are chronically ill know that cooking with […]

What you should know before visiting Clingmans Dome and observation tower in North Carolina.

Visiting Clingmans Dome in North Carolina.

Clingmans Dome is a distinctive mountain located on the state line ridge of North Carolina and Tennessee.  It’s a popular destination as it is the most accessible mountain top in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP).  Visitors can drive to the parking area near the top of the mountain and then hike a paved […]