Are you my Friend? (With Wendi at Simply Chronically Ill.)

Friendships are hard to maintain on a good day. What about those not so good days? What about living with an unpredictable chronic illness while trying to be a good a friend. So, do you have friends? Wendi, at Simply Chronically Ill, talks about Friendships and Chronic illness; "This is a tough subject for me to... Continue Reading →

There is ‘Stuff’ Going On …

I have a hard time staying present when talking to friends, family, even my husband some days. I am always bringing up the past, my past. They have raised families, attended weddings, vacationed, changed jobs, moved ... all the things 'normal' people do. I wonder, is my thought process that stunted? It is. I am... Continue Reading →

Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays #7

(We are continuing from last weeks entry Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays 6.) I have taken a position as a Psychiatric Technician (psych tech) and was just removed from completing my first admission on the unit. I have been told to wait in the Unit Director's office. As I'm sitting there, she comes in, looking furious, and says... Continue Reading →

Revisiting the Stage of Acceptance.

 People are well versed in the five stages of grief; denial anger bargaining depression acceptance But these stages are for the dying. These are the stages that a person with a terminal illness will work through to reach a form of acceptance at the end of their life.  Those of us who are left on this... Continue Reading →

Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #6

The Crisis Unit, my experience as a Psychiatric Technician. I was 20 years old. I walked on to a locked unit to counsel teenagers that were a few years younger than I. (What had I gotten myself in to?) My title, Psychiatric Technician (psych tech). I had completed a behavioral assessment test and my background working in mental... Continue Reading →

Find Your Tribe

Over the weekend I received a message from a wonderful woman who wanted to purchase a few of my books. I was happy she was interested and began to get her information. Then she said to me, she had just lost her best friend to suicide because she was in so much pain and no... Continue Reading →

Before I tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #3

I started writing about the topic of domestic violence that I had experienced (almost 30  years ago) three weeks ago. I have noticed that I have been experiencing some memories that I thought had been long forgotten. Certain smells, songs, even a knock at the door have been a bit alarming, so I am going to... Continue Reading →

Now I’ve Done It…

Have you ever signed up for an online course? Well, I did. AWAI. American Writers and Artists, Inc. I saw their ads and answered the call! They are a copywriting firm, basically. What I didn't realize is they use a hard sell tactic to get you to believe that without ANY PREVIOUS writing experience they... Continue Reading →

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