Category Archives: Post

Care

What happens when the caretaker needs care? I make pots of minestrone and loaves of bread for people who are ill. I send care packages full of puzzle books, crayons, Silly Putty, games, and magazines to injured friends and family. … Continue reading

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Plans

Most of us have heard the Burns/Sheldon saying about “the best laid plans.” But the turn of phrase I usually use is Julia Sweeney’s “God said, ‘Ha!’” This has been/continues to be a year of change in all aspects of … Continue reading

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Healing

I have been beat down for the past couple of years, by myself and someone else. I have spent so much time and effort refinding and rebuilding myself. The wounds are deep, and it’s taking so much to heal them. … Continue reading

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Progress

I recently realized I am not as changed as I had thought. The hurt I felt from another person’s actions sent me spiraling down the rabbit hole again. Crying. Panic attack. Binge. Self-hate. But I am still a different person … Continue reading

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Depression/Unhappiness

Lately I have been depressed and unhappy. Yep, they are different things. Sometimes related, sure, but still separate. My depression may ride on the coattails of unhappiness often, but I can be unhappy without being depressed. Right now, though, it’s … Continue reading

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Quit

When do you give up without being a big, fat, whiny quitter? Ever? After everyone else? Once you are beat to a (maybe just figurative) bloody pulp? Never? How much can/should you take? What if the miracle would have happened … Continue reading

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Learned

All I really need to know I learned in Justin Bieber songs and Jason Segel movies. Seriously. My latest mantra comes courtesy of The Five-Year Engagement: “There is no right cookie, you just pick one and take a bite!” Before … Continue reading

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Important

What is most important to you? The most important thing in your life? In your job? In your relationship? In yourself? Sometimes that oh so important thing becomes overshadowed by all our other wants. Musts. Have tos. Supposed tos. Shoulds. Coulds. Woulds. … Continue reading

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Disorder

How do you deal with stress? Drink? Meditate? Hit things? Run? Let your blood pressure skyrocket? Laugh it off? My old tried and true coping mechanism? Binging and purging. Add in a bit of starvation every once in a while … Continue reading

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Love

I fall fast. And I fall hard. I am certain. Then I doubt. I lose faith in my feelings. I don’t believe that someone else could truly love me. I wonder if I’m forcing something that isn’t real. I guess … Continue reading

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