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”

Sleep Study Part Deux

Yes, boys and girls, it is the exciting chronicle of Bridgette’s health! I got the joy of staying at the luxurious Millennium hotel once more. Honestly you would think Duke Hospital could have a more updated place for their sleep studies! The old headboard on the bed alone, is enough to keep you up atContinue reading “Sleep Study Part Deux”

MEMEology

If a study of meme exists I think my teenaged daughters would major in it. It is amazing how much MEMEs have infiltrated and taken over their conversations. If they are not talking about a meme they are using a meme to explain something. What is funny is that they have no clue where theContinue reading “MEMEology”

Happy YOU day!

You read that right. Today is one of my BFF’s birthdays. I know most people say Happy BIRTHday because duh, you were birthed on that day. However, as I penned an email to her I realized her birth nor mine were all that happy. Without going into too much detail just know neither of usContinue reading “Happy YOU day!”

Clara!

Does your significant other talk in his/her/their sleep? Mine does. In fact, he SHOUTS in his sleep. That is right. I sleep with a man that sometimes screams aloud. It scares the ever living poop out of me. He does it infrequently enough that I am lulled into sleep thinking it will be a quietContinue reading “Clara!”

Damn Squirrels!

Squirrels are SO cute. Just LOOK at them! They have shiny bright eyes, cute little ears, pretty fluffy tails, cute paws that hold seeds so carefully. . .so adorable. THEY.ARE.RODENTS! Have you noticed that they have very good PR reps in media? They are always shown in such a sweet light unlike their relatives theContinue reading “Damn Squirrels!”