The Time Has Come For Me to Stop Eating Like a Raging Lunatic

Since my teenage years, I have fought a personal war with food, diabetes, anxiety, stress and did I mention food? I grew up in what I refer to as a "typical food existence" in the 70's and 80's. My mother was a homemaker, and she cooked pretty much every day. Meals would include a meat,… Continue reading The Time Has Come For Me to Stop Eating Like a Raging Lunatic

Oh the Places You’ll (NOT) Go!

Above, you'll see an artist's depiction of me, on day ninety-400 6 thousand and umpteenth of the stay-at-home order in my state. When one gets a bit frustrated, scared, worried, stressed and otherwise BORED, well, this is to be expected. Peeking out through my gratitude, which I still possess strongly, well, there are only so… Continue reading Oh the Places You’ll (NOT) Go!

Unprecedented, Ubiquitous Understatement

The concept of understatement. A vehicle, sinking into many feet of water that says, "Looks like it rained a bit last night. It was a dark and stormy night...oh wait, that's not what I wanted to say! These are dark and stormy times though. As many of us hunker down in our homes, deciding which… Continue reading Unprecedented, Ubiquitous Understatement

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

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

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

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

On Any Given Day

A goal of mine is to introduce diversity and variety into my life on a daily basis. Right now, I'm kind of down and out with a moderate back injury (I really should post about the top ten reasons to never use a trampoline after age 40) but I'm still trying. The many titles I… Continue reading On Any Given Day