This week has been an emotional and physical roller coaster. My normal routine was thrown out the window on Monday, and it didn’t return until this morning. I don’t deal well with chaos, or what I perceive as a lack of control in my life. However, I rolled with it, and came up with some … More Surviving The Absence Of Control: My Week Of The Missing Routine
I’ve finally made the decision to grow out my silvery gray and black hair. I’ve been preparing myself for this change a year now, researching all the possibilities of how to do this as gracefully as possible. While finding articles on different ways to go about it, I dug a bit deeper, seeking words from … More Searching For Silver: The Journey Begins
It began so innocently. I wanted to write a post about the artistic gene that runs in my family, specifically on my father’s side. In order to get my facts right, especially the correct spelling of my great-grandfather’s VERY Italian name, I decided to go on MyHeritage.com to do some research. The first two weeks … More Family Secrets
I woke up this morning with a thick layer of sludge in my coffee cup. Not literally, but that’s how I describe the feeling I have when I wake up feeling shitty. Today something is rendering me off balance, and I don’t know, yet, what’s bothering me. I feel agitated, down, disturbed and upset. … More Sludge In My Coffee Cup
I was diagnosed with depression many years ago. It began when I was nine, and has been a constant, lurking shadow throughout my life. In the early nineties, I was prescribed medication to treat my dark-pit mood and suicidal thoughts . It worked, but eighteen months later, I realized that I felt like a walking … More Depression’s Downward Spiral; Climbing My Way Back UP!
Miracles happen. A year ago today, I woke up, eyes swollen, heart heavy, and exhausted from a sleepless night. My husband and I had been separated for almost a year, and after a two hour therapy session the day before, were headed for divorce. Thirty-four years of marriage, and we were done. Or so I thought. As … More Miracles Happen!
Feeling bored? GOOD! In this world of fancy gadgets, time saving appliances and an empty nest, I’ve found myself with-gasp!-“me time”. Lots of me time! When my children were small, I prayed for such a gift. When I finally got what I asked for, I unexpectedly found I was bored to tears. No amount of … More The Gift of Boredom: How To Find YOUR Passion!