Category: mental health

Chronic Illness Struggles- What Will They Think of Me?

Have you ever worried that you don’t measure up?  Do you feel like your ability to do all of the things falls far short of the expectations of your friends, family, boss, or society in general?  You are not alone.  Especially within the chronic… Continue Reading “Chronic Illness Struggles- What Will They Think of Me?”

Are You Okay?

As the new normal continues to be anything but normal and the strangeness of 2020 stretches on into the foreseeable future, it seems like a mental health check in is in order.  How are we holding up?  A quick look around at yourself and… Continue Reading “Are You Okay?”

GoodBye 2020

What a year! It is probably safe to assume this one will make the history books. Between the virus that shall not be named, the economic and job insecurity that followed, school closures, work relocation from office to home, murder hornets, earthquakes, fires, and… Continue Reading “GoodBye 2020”

Finding the Joy in Christmas 2020

When I was little, Christmas was a magical time of wonder. Each year the anticipation would build as we trimmed the tree and baked cookies, preparing for the arrival of the magical man himself, Santa, friend of elves and reindeer, flying through the sky… Continue Reading “Finding the Joy in Christmas 2020”

My Marijuana fueled life

There has been a lot of talk over the years about the negative effects of marijuana (cannabis) use. Chief among these, always, is laziness. Cannabis use is often associated with a lack of motivation, unemployment , and general slothery. While it may be true… Continue Reading “My Marijuana fueled life”

Staying Calm in an anxious world

Well, there is no doubt about it, the level of anxiety and fear in the world today is the highest it has been in decades.  Not since 911 have I seen this level of uncertainty in fellow Americans.  With restrictions and measures to control… Continue Reading “Staying Calm in an anxious world”

The season of letting go

What a beautiful thing it is, this season of letting go.  Fall brings with it so many obvious changes that apply so well to our human existence, bringing with it lessons, year after year.  Lessons about letting go, about leaving behind the pieces that… Continue Reading “The season of letting go”

Staying Calm in an anxious world

Well, there is no doubt about it, the level of anxiety and fear in the world today is the highest it has been in decades.  Not since 911 have I seen this level of uncertainty in fellow Americans.  With restrictions and measures to control… Continue Reading “Staying Calm in an anxious world”

HOPE

The light at the end of the tunnel.  The lifeboat that carries us to safe harbor. The answer to a prayer long whispered.    Hope is what allows us to trudge on through the darkness.  It is the very knowing that whatever is happening… Continue Reading “HOPE”

The Road To Disability

Becoming disabled is not an easy road. Read on for my story.

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