When Society Collides With a Global Pandemic

Dina McQueen Addiction, Conscious parenting, GirlieGirlArmy, Loving Yourself, Pandemic musings, Quarantine writing

In her 1988 New York Times bestselling book, When Society Becomes an Addict, the late author Dr. Anne Wilson Schaef compared western culture to “an active alcoholic.” I was 29 years old and in film school when I discovered this book. Even though I was still employed as the Production Editor of a travel magazine located off Market Street, I …

Dina McQueenWhen Society Collides With a Global Pandemic

Pandemic Memory #4

Dina McQueen Mama love, Pandemic musings, Quarantine writing

Christmas, 1968 It’s Christmas as I watch my brothers, two older, one younger, follow my father out the front door in their fancies. They’re leaving my mother and me home, heading to Chicago to spend the evening at Aunt Mary and Uncle Murray’s, where a ceiling high Christmas tree salutes guests as they enter the apartment from the carpeted hallway …

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Pandemic Memory #3

Dina McQueen Pandemic musings

Chickenpox, 1973 The itching is insane. The bumps have popped up in my scalp, inside my mouth, eventually they’ll even erupt on the lips of my … um … vagina. As I moan inside the pounding of my own brain, I silently scream, When will this nightmare end? Mother dabs puffy cotton balls drenched in Calamine Lotion across my back, …

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Pandemic Memory #2

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“When I was a child I had a fever …” They’ve put me in an older brother’s room, the only bedroom of five that’s situated close to my parents’ room. I sleep in a dense fog that fills the room with dread. I sleep, and I sleep, and when I wake up some time long before morning, my night clothes …

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Pandemic Memory #1

Dina McQueen Father daughter memories, Pandemic musings, Wash your hands

Wash your hands This morning washing my hands I realized this:  Perhaps the one and only truly useful thing my father ever taught me was how to wash my hands. In one of the only memories I have spending alone time with my father I am five years old, in the bathroom I shared with my three brothers. I stand …

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Now’s the Time for You to CBD

Dina McQueen Buddha Teas, CBD, GirlieGirlArmy, I love tea

I just love writing for Buddha Teas. Best writing gig ever. I just love writing for GirlieGirlArmy, cause, well, I’m somewhat of a warrior myself. And, I really love me some CBD. With a recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia, CBD supplementation has become a daily ritual. 100% hemp derived CBD is legal across the U.S.A.; at least that is my understanding. …

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Single Herb Mediterranean Bliss

Dina McQueen Buddha Teas, Dreaming of travel, I love tea, Mediterranean herbs, Single herb teas

The summer after high school graduation, I found myself immersed in a month-long European tour that my grandmother had given me as a graduation present. I celebrated my 18th birthday on a Mediterranean cruise ship, drinking something shockingly blue with fellow graduates, not appreciating how privileged I was. Nor was I aware how deeply the port stops—Naples, Rome, Florence, Marseille, Barcelona, Morocco—would …

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Why You Need to Wear a Q-Link 24/7

Dina McQueen Cell phones & cancer, EMF Pollution, EMF Pollution & Autism, Q-Link

Dr. George Carlo, an epidemiologist, lawyer, and scientist who headed the world’s largest research effort into wireless safety has pointed out four major findings in his research on the invisible hazards of living in the Wireless Age: 1. developing skulls of children are penetrated deeply by the energy emitted from a cell phone 2. the blood brain barrier, which prevents invasion of …

Dina McQueenWhy You Need to Wear a Q-Link 24/7