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

Divergent Destiny

If someone would have told me that years ago I would be facing the imminent loss of my father, so soon after the death of my husband AND still getting over the loss of my mother, I would have called them a liar. I would have said that no one could endure that much in… Continue reading Divergent Destiny

Ghosts in the Machine

A long, long time ago in a far away place within my mind, there existed nothing but chaos. There was this resounding, continuous droning in my mind of all the things that I was facing, dealing with, living with...experiencing. I felt I didn't have control of any kind over my destiny, my future, even the… Continue reading Ghosts in the Machine

The Overthinking Mind

Some, most...ANYONE who knows me will tell you that I am a raging overthinker about everything. I have been criticized for it countless times, told that I am very negative. What people cannot see inside the person who is showing these signs is the deep, personal, internal struggle that the anxiety creates. In addition, these… Continue reading The Overthinking Mind

Not Coping with Your Anxiety because of your Anxiety

Unless you've lived with anxiety or have experience knowing people who do, it can be very difficult to recognize and/or understand just what is going on with a person. True anxiety that emerges can take shape in many forms. Someone who is anxious could lash out with anger, suddenly burst into tears, withdraw and become… Continue reading Not Coping with Your Anxiety because of your Anxiety

The Constant Assault of Anxiety

I have probably had anxiety for a lot longer than when I was first officially diagnosed with it. People who have anxiety have been labeled by friends and loved ones for all time, albeit not always with kind intentions. I remember being told I was disorganized, scatterbrained, a chatty cathy, overanalyzing, overthinking etc. Too many… Continue reading The Constant Assault of Anxiety

Accept the Things I Cannot Change

I'm pretty sure I've used this quote before because, well, I still am dealing with some very difficult people in my life. When you reflect upon the challenges and other things that you've gone through in your life and you realize as you get older that you need to somehow begin the process of coming… Continue reading Accept the Things I Cannot Change

Both Sides of the Story, I Think

  Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to view the parenting of an autistic child from another perspective. It is always interesting to me to watch and observe, and I inevitably compare their parenting style with mine. I think parents do that whether their child has any disabilities or not. This morning,… Continue reading Both Sides of the Story, I Think

The Inconvenience of Interacting with Ignorant and Inconsiderate Individuals

Whether you are a teenager, a CEO or a seasoned parent, finding out that a person or persons have spoken behind your back in a negative way can be hurtful. There's nothing wrong with being angry, feeling sad or otherwise betrayed when you learn this information. What you do with this knowledge and how you… Continue reading The Inconvenience of Interacting with Ignorant and Inconsiderate Individuals