The Karen Haircut

Menopause marches on even though my periods have stopped for over a year. Apparently you can have these damn hot flashes FOREVAH! First a woman is premenopausal, perimenopausal and then finally in menopause. According to my not so thorough research on THE INTERNET, during the menopause transition women often have changing menstrual cycles, vaginal dryness,Continue reading “The Karen Haircut”

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”

Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out

Sucks the joy out of what? EVERYthing. Once, before my husband was medicated and in therapy, I told him that he sucked the joy out of our holidays and special days. I know it sounds awful but we were walking on eggshells and it just seemed like he was being such a jerk. Now IContinue reading “Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out”

Married For Twenty Years!

Twenty years ago on September 1, 2001 my husband and I were wed. It is really hard to believe that it has been that long. Yes, we have a 15 year old and a 12 year old but still, 20 years? Wowsers. Wedding anniversaries are times in married people’s lives where they can pause andContinue reading “Married For Twenty Years!”

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?”

Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?

When you say yoga people react differently. The group that uses it as a form of exercise or meditation will tell you that it has nothing to do with their religion. It is simply a modern form of hatha yoga focused on stress relief and physical relaxation. Some Christians will remind you that it stemsContinue reading “Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?”

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”

Teaching Manners To A Teen

When your baby is just starting to talk you patiently work with them saying things like, “Say thank you!” They sweetly repeat whatever you say and everyone around you will go awwwwwww and you feel great and the birds sing and unicorns poop rainbows and all is right with the world. When your kid startsContinue reading “Teaching Manners To A Teen”