Is It Abuse If They Have A Mental Illness?

Yes. Trauma can affect how you feel about yourself and how you feel about others. You’ve heard me mention that my mother was abusive. The abuse was mostly emotional, verbal and many times physical. It was never sexual thank goodness. People who suffer sexual abuse are on another level of healing that is very difficult.Continue reading “Is It Abuse If They Have A Mental Illness?”

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”

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?”

Mask Upkeep

Five years ago if you were to tell me that part of my laundry routine would be hand washing masks and drying them on the line I would have laughed in your face. But here I am in August 2021 doing exactly that. Yes, yes, I tried washing them in the washer with one ofContinue reading “Mask Upkeep”

Boorish Restaurant Patrons

I’m on the loud side of the spectrum in my volume. I project well and have been told by many people that when I do public speaking, I am clear and strong. That also means when I laugh in restaurants, I can be too loud so I try really hard to keep my eye onContinue reading “Boorish Restaurant Patrons”

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?”

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”

Girls’ Getaway To The Beach!

I love my younger sister SO MUCH. She is one of my favorite people. She is an amazing person and I love being around her. She has a demanding career and the pandemic has been very taxing on her. Even though my least favorite time to go to the beach is in July – I’mContinue reading “Girls’ Getaway To The Beach!”