The Introverted Extrovert

A few attributes that describe an introvert. Being around people makes you feel drained. You have a small group of close friends. You enjoy solitude. When I was much younger, I was THE party girl. Never home, getting into trouble constantly for staying out too late and fibbing about why, going from party to party… Continue reading The Introverted Extrovert

Not Everything is About You (or me in this case)

Meme that states, "Contrary to what you believe, not everything is about you" Several years ago, when the loss of so many around me was still fresh and raw, I saw a Facebook post that upset me to no end. It was a local county law enforcement group that kept the general public informed about… Continue reading Not Everything is About You (or me in this case)

This Post Will Make You Uncomfortable: I Should Know

Trigger Warning: Domestic violence, description of violence, both physical and verbal Meme that states: More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women. There are many different types of abuse in this world. It varies by culture, social class, age, societal norms, and is not limited by… Continue reading This Post Will Make You Uncomfortable: I Should Know

The Many Mom Shaming Moments

Try to picture the scene. It's the middle of September in 2001. The country is still obviously reeling from the attacks on the country. There is still a bit of fear and tension in the air about crowds and such. My son was four years old at the time and with his Autism, ADHD and… Continue reading The Many Mom Shaming Moments

Groundbreaking Breakthroughs

I'll admit that many a blog post begins with a meme that sparks an idea. Memes are what they are, but to many, they can show up at just the right time and their meanings individualistic and sometimes inspiring to those who gaze upon them. This was one of them. Oftentimes I look around me… Continue reading Groundbreaking Breakthroughs

The Ghost of Mother’s Past

After a staggering eight years of regular therapy, you move on from the misery of analyzing your late, abusive husband and you start to explore other areas of your life. For quite a long time, until I was into my 40s, I always believed what my mother and her family told me: I was bad,… Continue reading The Ghost of Mother’s Past

Crack in the Castle

I recall a time when I was sitting in my former home after the loss of my husband and both parents. I was now a widow, with two children who are living with Autism. I was a stay-at-home mom, living in a home that had been flooded three times, including this moment I'm recalling. I… Continue reading Crack in the Castle

The Circuitous Nature of Self-Care VS Self-Sabotage

I have diabetes. I first "acquired" it through three bouts of gestational diabetes. After the birth of my first daughter, I was borderline Type II, but I didn't really take that great care of myself, for a myriad of reasons. So, when I became pregnant with my son, I pretty much had it again as… Continue reading The Circuitous Nature of Self-Care VS Self-Sabotage

Living with an Invisible Illness

When Fibromyalgia was first mentioned in the medical world, due to its inability to be diagnosed through an actual test (blood, xray, MRI etc), it was mocked and dismissed, causing untold trauma to people seeking help for this debilitating condition. Countless numbers of people fell silent, coming to the realization that many were not taking… Continue reading Living with an Invisible Illness

Anxiety…Just the word makes me anxious

  Yup, that description is pretty much me. Every day, pretty much for as long as I can remember. Years ago, when I was first diagnosed with a panic disorder, PTSD and all the other things that have come to pass, at first, well, just the diagnosis made me super anxious. It took me quite… Continue reading Anxiety…Just the word makes me anxious