I have lived in survival mode for most of the last decade, since the recession came and swept away my pride and savings, and the death toll began to rise in my life. But, a few months ago, I decided to change everything about the way I think and live in the world. Following the … Continue reading Out of Survival Mode into…ON FIRE!
Six weeks ago, I started seeing an amazing new doctor who finally diagnosed this mystery illness that has made me so sick the last two years. He has begun weekly IV treatment along with a host of other alternative therapies that are finally starting to give me my life back after two years of countless … Continue reading I Hereby Grant Myself Permission to Be Shitty
I want to start a new club. Who wants to join? Everyone? Great!!!!! It's called The Brave and Brokenhearted Club. Think you belong in it? Here are the qualifications for admission: A) You are human. B) You've had your heart broken. C) You are still living and breathing and walking around on a planet with … Continue reading The Brave & Brokenhearted Club: Are You In?
After awhile, you learn what people do and don't want to hear. You learn that most people don't really feel comfortable hearing the truth of your feelings. So you start changing, without even meaning to. You hide your feelings...stuff them down so deep you don't even realize you're stuffing them. Because where else do we … Continue reading On the Edge of a New Era (in Which We FEEL)
Some days everything just feels so hard. When the sleep deprivation and the toddler tantrums and the chronic illness and anxiety and all of it pile up on me all at once. Every day I get up a fighter, ready to put on my best face and go another round. And so many more days … Continue reading The Smackdowns & Getting-Back-Up-Agains: Ronda Rousey & Me