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  • Motivational Monday…

    My plan was to write about something else today, but I can’t stop thinking about my pain, so I guess someone must need me to write this. Read more

    Posted on 21 July 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • And Cue Hilarious Sitcom…

    Sometimes, I think there is a show being written about my family.  I know at any minute someone is going to pop out of the bushes and yell “cut!” or maybe just... Read more

    Posted on 20 July 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • War on Me…

    I suspect that if I were to take the posts about my food issues and put them together in a book, it would be helpful to many people.  I will briefly try to... Read more

    Posted on 15 July 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…

    You must do the hard things in life. You must do the things other people don’t think you have the power to do. Don’t doubt yourself or hold back from your... Read more

    Posted on 14 July 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…

    There are days I write these and I think, “What could I have to say at a time like this that would motivate anyone?”  And then I write anyway.  Today is... Read more

    Posted on 07 July 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…maybe

    My husband had his high school reunion…well, sort of his.  Apparently, they don’t mind if you were around that year and can make it since it was Heidelberg,... Read more

    Posted on 30 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…

    Today is my husband’s name day.  Day of birth as you might call it.  Years ago, I met a shy poet who told me the only thing he wanted for his birthday, was... Read more

    Posted on 23 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Naiveté…

    I like this definition:  having or showing a lack of experience, judgement, or information; credulous.  She’s so naive she believes everything she reads. A... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • My Exquisite Spell…

    Brief overview of the last 17 years.  Phone call New Year’s Eve 1997, cancerous cells found so I had to have a few procedures on my cervix. Sorry guys, but... Read more

    Posted on 12 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • On Being Friends…

    I saw some photos pop up in my news feed which reminded me I needed to message my friend again.  I had been trying to get together with her since February. Read more

    Posted on 10 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…”Grit”

    What makes others succeed in business or even life, while others do not?  Grit.  Plain and simple.  I really like this idea from http://www.ted. Read more

    Posted on 09 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Don’t Stop…believing

    If life were a person, I would slap him or her. Hard. So let me back up. Friday night I went out to chat with some friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. Read more

    Posted on 05 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…or How to Take Risks

    So, here’s how to take “risks” safely: save your money plan every second of your life work until you die or retire (whatever comes first) wait for the “right”... Read more

    Posted on 02 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Words of a Poet…

    On the Facebook fan page today, I salute the writer Maya Angelou. There are so many beautiful quotes from her, that I really would have a hard time choosing jus... Read more

    Posted on 28 May 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Memorial Day…

    Every year as a child, my family would do something outdoorsy over the “holiday” weekend.  We would go to the lake with my extended family or we would have a... Read more

    Posted on 27 May 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Year Was 1998…

    drowqueen:#TBT Throwing it waaaay back for my new peeps. Originally posted on The Burned Hand: Urine. What a fun topic. Well, as I said in the beginning, it... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…

    I’m going to take you back a few years today.  Okay, maybe more than a few, but according to the bartender the other night, I don’t look my age, and it was a... Read more

    Posted on 20 May 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Truth Tellers…

    One of the reasons I like Momastery so much is the opening blurb:YOU BELONG HERE.Momastery is an open window. It’s a place to take a deep breath. It’s a place t... Read more

    Posted on 16 May 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…

    So, a year ago, I made a decision that changed my life.  I decided to step down from teaching and focus on my health.  I don’t even think I made the decision, i... Read more

    Posted on 12 May 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Motivational Monday…

    A long time ago, in a hood far, far away, I was a teacher.  During November, I talked about a few of the hard stories.  I had a student once who had “selective... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2014 SELF EXPRESSION