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Sheri Kauffman
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An Emotional Support Animal (ESA), or simply “support animal”, is a companion animal that a medical professional has determined provides benefit for an individual with a disability. This may include improving at least one characteristic of the disability.…
the impact of ESAs
the impact of ESAs
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There’s a stranger living in my bathroom. She’s there when I get out of the shower every morning. Her furtive glances catch my eye, but I quickly look away. I don’t like the array of emotions I see play across her face. This is not a woman I know, not the…
stranger in my home
stranger in my home
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This one warrants a trigger warning for survived suicide attempt. After over twenty years of fighting my demons, I had enough. My depression had become treatment-resistant, and bipolar depression is the absolute worst form of this insidious black fog. My…
I’ve got you
I’ve got you
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they must be tired of this but they won’t let me go they don’t feel the inky fog enveloping me deep into my bones they can’t feel the ache of exhaustion in every fiber of my being they don’t see the loop of film noir unceasingly invading my brain they…
tired
tired
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I’ve been baking bread for about 20 years, and have found that the thing I love most about it (besides eating!) is giving it way. Being a perfectionist, I would immediately toss out anything that didn’t meet my standards when I first began learning. A…
kneading away depression
kneading away depression
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What nobody told me about having adult children, is that they will inadvertently cause me to examine my own childhood traumas as well as magnify my failings as a parent through self-reflection. While I do understand that I did the best I could with the…
reflections
reflections
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My original purpose of writing was to help others. If someone who was struggling and wandering around the interwebs came across something I wrote, I wanted them to recognize that there was someone else out there just like them. I don’t have answers, but I…
still fighting
still fighting
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Over the past few months I’ve had several people ask about my writing and the reason for the disappearance of my blog. I’ve decided to shake off the mothballs, and make it public again. I still don’t know if I’ll be writing much, although I have the usual…
Back by not-so-popular demand
Back by not-so-popular demand
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I wanted to pop in and share this wonderful find from a children's book I was reading to my grandsons. I was so excited to see the "Poilâne" loaf in the bakery where Nanette was buying her baguette.
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Why can’t you tell that I’m lying? Why can’t you hear it in my voice? Don’t you hear the halting speech, the pauses…searching for the right word to convey the illusion of sanity? Why can’t you see it in my eyes? Don’t you notice that they rarely look at…
Isn’t it obvious?
Isn’t it obvious?
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