Happy New Year, Folks! 2020 was crazy. So glad it’s gone. In this new year, I would like to try something new. Usually, I make personal goals to achieve something, but this year I am also making intentions to live by each day. One of my intentions is that I will release my fears of not being able to smell again. It’s daunting, and thinking … Continue reading New Year, New Intention – Smell Training Begins!
Tomorrow, February 27 is Anosmia Awareness Day. This day always creeps up real quick. I’m no longer writing “Happy” in front of it because not everything is happy about Anosmia to me. While I am thankful there is a day designated to acknowledge anosmia to raise awareness, nothing is happy about losing your sense of smell – IMO. So many people are losing their sense … Continue reading Anosmia Awareness Day 2021
On my search to make sense of this scentless life of mine, I discovered Fifth Sense and a lot more started making more sense to me about anosmia. Founded by Duncan Boak in 2012, Fifth Sense is a UK-based charity organization that provides support and advice to people around the world like me affected by smell and taste-related disorders so that society can understand what … Continue reading Say Hello to the New Fifth Sense Public Ambassador
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As it comes to a close, I’d like to testify as a black woman living with anosmia. Last month I read Terry McMillan’s book It’s Not All Downhill From Here, which inspired the title and partly this post. Things happen that sometimes catches you off guard but it’s up to us, as in the individual, to decide … Continue reading It’s Not Really All Downhill After Anosmia
It’s been well over 65 days since I’ve been staying inside my apartment. I’m totally losing track of the days. Despite states reopening, I’m still remaining very distant, staying in, and working within these four walls -thankful for being able to do them all. Being home all the time as an anosmic ambivert has been full of video chats with family and friends, webinars, routines, … Continue reading Social Distancing As An Anosmic