At Least We’ll Die Together

Recently, my husband and I were on a short day trip away from home. I received a call from my daughter's school, but I was navigating in the vehicle and let the call go to voicemail. I never thought it was anything other than an announcement about pictures or news about an upcoming sale or… Continue reading At Least We’ll Die Together

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

And Here we are….AGAIN

┬áThis WAS Diego. Past tense. Diego is dead. This first article linked here shows this photo and a small bit of the video of when he was violently attacked, leading to his eventual death. Be forewarned if you want to view the link that it could be upsetting to you or others. This thirteen year-old… Continue reading And Here we are….AGAIN

Where has all the kindness gone?

Over the past few months, I've noticed that I've become increasingly irritated at the general public as a whole. Not with everyone, as I am fortunate enough to encounter pleasant and joyful people in my daily travels and I gain happiness from them. It's the unpleasant encounters that seem to stick out more and more… Continue reading Where has all the kindness gone?

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

The Circle of U.S. Life and it Destroys us All

After the most recent mass shootings that the U.S. has once again been subjected to, I wanted to come here and rage about the "president" (and yes I put it in quotes, because just because one has a title doesn't mean it's meant for them), I realized that it would most likely fall upon many… Continue reading The Circle of U.S. Life and it Destroys us All

Happy Holidays and all That

It's the most wonderful time of the year they say. Recently, one of my children was at work and they wished a departing customer Happy Holidays. The customer replied, "NoooOOOOooo, it's NOT happy holidays, it's Merry Christmas!!" Ok, well that's great IF you celebrate Christmas, but contrary to popular belief, not everyone in the United… Continue reading Happy Holidays and all That

Reflections of Anxiety and the Struggle for Peace

Unless you've experienced anxiety firsthand or lived through it with a loved one, it can be very difficult to understand why people dwell on things. Perhaps some people want to keep something in the forefront, but for me, things that happened before can work very hard in your mind to keep you unfocused and disoriented.… Continue reading Reflections of Anxiety and the Struggle for Peace

Out with the old (BS) In with the new (Good Stuff!)

I've written about this before and well, the issue never really completely goes away, so it's always good to revisit it from time to time. Not to dwell on it, but to acknowledge its real impact on life and well-being. It's a topic in my therapy now and probably always will be! I have the… Continue reading Out with the old (BS) In with the new (Good Stuff!)