If you follow along on Facebook, then you already know, that our kitchen reno plans have been going on for the past couple of weeks. I can now finally shout it from the roof tops that as of yesterday Phase 1 is completed! Y...
Lately I have been cruising Pinterest looking for fun ideas for the play area we are creating in our basement for Mia. The unfortunate part is that there will also be other designated areas; craft area and family room. Mia'...
I have dealt with PTSD since 1979 when I fell apart because I had taken the last straw in late '78. I just was not DXd correctly until an excellent VA doc in 1993. But off and on for thirty-one years I was a frequent flyer on the psych ward. This last PTSD relapse in 2008 was the worst and caused me to finally seek therapy as my children were grown and I felt I could emotionally afford to do so. You know that with therapy it gets worse before it gets better. WOW. Only my hiking and trail running kept me from completely losing my mind, although I nearly killed myself four times, once on purpose. Physical exercise is one of the most important things you can do, followed by mindfulness meditation. DBT and ACT therapies helped tremendously as well.
My mother in law thrifts and has for years. Unfortunately I think it is easy to become a habit. I hate shopping so I go to a store, ask the clerk for exactly what I need and leave. When I browse, even in a thrift shop, I spend so much more money.
It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own problems and forget how much we have to be grateful for but I would like to add something that I have never heard anybody say before. People are constantly saying to me right now, "not that my problem is no where close to what you are going through." They say this because they feel bad about complaining about their lives. My life does suck right now. We are going through the hardest time in our lives but that does mean I don't understand and sympathize with others who are having a hard time. I can't imagine being jobless in this economy. Even though it is a different problem than mine, it isn't less. We all have our cross to bear. Please don't discount yours.
"Keep a high praise" This was her choice. Work appropriate I reckon. :-) Well, Well, Well! Yes it is me and I am finally doing my first post (I think) of 2014. Today has been a really tough day for me and as I sat to r...
Freelance writer, marathoner, Ironman triathlete and most importantly, mom to three wonderful kids.
I am a freelance writer and fitness columnist, a marathoner, Ironman-triathlete, and most importantly wife and mom.
Twenty years after watching Julie Moss crawl across the finish line, I met my goal of completing a Ironman Triathlon. The best part is how it all came together. I ran it in my hometown surrounded by friends and family.
Queens University of Charlotte
Business and Spanish, 1987 - 1991
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