Coming To Terms With Grief

Our family decided to spend Thanksgiving at the beach this year. It was mostly my idea. I needed a symbolic one last goodbye sort of thing for my father. I’m not saying I’m forgetting him – NEVER – but I have come to terms with my grief and I feel healthy and in control ofContinue reading “Coming To Terms With Grief”

Grieving A Bad Parent

Grief is always hard no matter who dies. Grieving someone you love is difficult but what if it’s someone that was not very lovable? If your parent dies and he/she was awful, the grief is very different. When my mother died in 2014 I was at first shocked because it happened suddenly. She had aContinue reading “Grieving A Bad Parent”

What I Know At 54

Today is my 54th birthday. Happy birthday to me! The date of your birth. . .we celebrate it every year. Why? Well, for so many reasons of course like everything! Did you know that theĀ idea of celebrating the date of your birth is a pagan tradition? Pagans thought that evil spirits lurked on days ofContinue reading “What I Know At 54”

Zero to 100

I have not been very active for a few months. I have been dealing with some things at home and I have allowed myself to chauffeur the kids, do my chores and then pretty much just sit and brood. Of course that is bad for me and of course I gained 15 lbs. Duh! IContinue reading “Zero to 100”

A Love Letter To My Besties

I dedicate this blog to my two best friends. They are so very different and I love that about them. They have similarities too – they both work hard whether they like their job or not, they are loyal to their families even when the family members can be stupid, they nurture with every ounceContinue reading “A Love Letter To My Besties”

What Is Happiness?

Sometimes people will ask me, “How are you doing? Are you happy?” Most of the time I shrug or nod and think nothing of it but lately I’ve been going down the rabbit hole and allowing myself to get all philosophical and stuff. I mean what is happiness anyway? By definition I reckon it meansContinue reading “What Is Happiness?”

Picking Off Scabs

I really really really want to write about funny things on this blog but I keep writing about mental health. My hope is that it might help someone else out there. I’m no expert and I have never claimed to be but sharing is caring, right? If you are a subscriber you know that IContinue reading “Picking Off Scabs”

Might As Well Laugh About It

I love this blog. Is it weird to blog about the blog? When blogs began in the mid 90’s it was not even called a blog. It was called a personal homepage. Now there are MILLIONS of blogs on the internet today. You can blog on Tumblr, Squarespace, WordPress or so many other places. ItContinue reading “Might As Well Laugh About It”