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

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

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

These Small Hours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMfzPbONyVA I simply and truly cannot believe how many years are marked today from the passing of my mom. Having lost so many people in my life in such a short period of time doesn't have a word or description. I've been asked countless times how I endured the loss of my mother, then my… Continue reading These Small Hours

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

Stuff I’ve Been Doing Instead of Writing

So, earlier this year, I decided to go back to college full time and I knocked it out of the park with making the Dean's List, an invitation to the Honor's College and Honor Society and a perfect 4.0. I'm damn proud if I do say so myself. Repeated the same grades again this Fall.… Continue reading Stuff I’ve Been Doing Instead of Writing

Moving Forward: Snail Edition

In the past, I've often prattled on about my inability to get my anxiety, stress or ruminating over things under control. Having an anxiety disorder has an insidious way of doing that. Even if you take away all the extrinsic things going on around you and just deal with yourself, it's difficult to explain to… Continue reading Moving Forward: Snail Edition

Well That Was Stressful

This summer, I chose to go back to college. Wonderful right? Feeling great about myself, finally pursuing my degree. Yes, until I realized that I was taking FOUR three credit courses in a summer-timed schedule. That means that each class requires about 3-4 weeks of work in one week. So, yeah. Thankfully, two of them… Continue reading Well That Was Stressful