Growth Is Never Easy

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Like a chick fighting to break free of the egg, a seedling breaking through the earth – growth is never easy, and sometimes it is downright ugly, but it is the only healthy option for anything. You can’t sit on what was, you can’t plan for what will be, but you can learn from the past and put those lessons… Read more »

I Might Be High

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Off and on over the years, I have partaken in the Devil’s Lettuce. It was always an option in most parts of life around me if only I’d ask. As a kid, the first movie I remember seeing in a theater – was a drive-in showing of UP IN SMOKE. Did I get all of the humor? No. But to… Read more »

Dogs and Daddy

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Max, MIllie and Daddy

After Mamma and Daddy got married, we adopted a dog. Daddy tried to object. He didn’t want a dog. He certainly didn’t want a dog in the house, on the furniture. He was a Drill Instructor at Ft Sill, OK, and marrying into the position of “Daddy” seemed to be as much chaos that he anticipated, and bringing a dog… Read more »

Home

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Everyone needs a home. A place where they can retreat to recharge, contemplate, and feel safe. Home means different things for people; for some, a home is a place on a map or a memory. Wherever your home is, it matters. Of course, HOME is a magical word; depending on your personal experiences HOME can conjure up feelings of contentment… Read more »

Forgive Yourself

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Forgive and Forget. Forgive your enemies, for they know not what they do. From Gandhi to Oscar Wilde, forgiveness being healthy is the theme. I call bullshit. If attempting to forgive your attackers brings you shame because you just can not bring yourself to let it go. You are not a terrible person. When you try to forgive when you… Read more »

Weird Woman

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I feel like I’ve been alive long enough to know a few things. Mainly old enough to know that I don’t know anything. I have had some realizations, though. I understand that human nature is unkind and unbearable. People repeat the mistakes of our parents and sometimes those of their parents. When I was younger, I often heard from adults,… Read more »

Tele-Health

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If ever there was a time to take a good look at telehealth options. I have been using telehealth for my therapy and the usual urgent care needs for about two years. Since we travel full-time, it just made sense. Wherever I am, I have access to my medical professionals. I don’t have to go over my whole history every… Read more »

Embracing the Suck

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Last week a woman I know said that there are people who have it worse than she does so she had no right to complain. She shouldn’t be upset – she should get over it. That triggered something in me; throughout my life, I’ve heard similar things. “There are millions of people who would love to have your life. What… Read more »

Good Enough

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You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you—it’s something inherent.” ~Danielle Koepke You determine your worth. Don’t let others do this… Read more »

Be Kind

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I know now I can get started and take one step at a time. It’s OK that everything doesn’t pour out of me perfectly on the first draft. I’m ready to access and acknowledge my own experiences more openly than before. – Unknown I am reminding myself that small steps forward are still in the right direction. We cannot escape… Read more »