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COVID-19 & Mental Health

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CDC - Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

While it is true older and those with compromised immunity are at a higher risk of complications from COVID-19 – but what people aren’t talking about is the panic and anxiety this pandemic is causing with those who have a mental illness. I have Fibromyalgia, so even a common cold can keep me down for weeks. One of the effects… Read more »

HSP – Empath

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“People with the highly sensitive temperament and trait have something that I call ’emotional leadership’ because highly sensitive people cry before other people, we get mad before other people, we are generally more emotionally affected than those without the trait. About 20% of the population have this trait of high sensitivity.” Elaine Aron – The Highly Sensitive Person If you… Read more »


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  We seem to think that we have all of the time in the world, but, we all die in the end. My entire life I have filled and then discarded many journals and many more attempts to write with reckless abandon – but I lost too much to the should and shouldn’t. Fear — Uncertainty — Doubt — Guilt… Read more »

3 March 1999

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Twenty-one years ago today, I had a miscarriage. We found out I was pregnant three weeks after our wedding. I was on birth control pills, but that didn’t work. We were newly married, he was getting ready to leave for his first 6-month deployment on the submarine. I lived 7 hours from my parents, and I was alone in a… Read more »

be well

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take to the skies shake off the chains make your life the one you want the life you need be well and dare to be happy


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There is no user manual for life. No guidelines or rules about how you are supposed to feel when the life you thought you would have is over. When illness takes your dreams, and you end up sitting and crying and working through all of what might have been. We understand how to grieve for a lost loved one. But,… Read more »


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There is this path we all think about walking down towards our future. There is this path that we already walked on. That’s all I can think about, this path, this road that is one perfect straight line even if it goes around the world through heat and fog and rain and snow and it’s my life. I keep thinking…. Read more »


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live with intention walk to the edge listen hard practice wellness play with abandon laugh choose with no regret continue to learn appreciate your friends do what you love live as if this is all there is – Mary Anne Radmacher


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I am lucky that growing up my Mamma taught me that DNA does not make you family. Just because you are related, it doesn’t mean that you have to subject yourself to toxic behavior. She didn’t take her advice. I believe that since she felt such a struggle with her “family,” that she made sure I learned from her mistakes…. Read more »