hanging on tight

I had back surgery in February. After almost 2 years of chronic pain I was desperate. During the surgery they found that in addition to the crowding of the nerve by a disc, there was a bone spur that had gone undetected in every MRI I’d had. An actual concrete (well, bone) issue that could help solve the … read on….

baby it’s dry outside…and in…and on my frontside and backside…

Here we go again into the cold dry months of winter. There’s no escaping it. I look in the mirror at my fly away hair that looks a constant shade of dull and my face pale and tight. The skin on my body feels shrink-wrapped with chapped hands, parched lips and wilted eyes the norm. It is not a good look for me! I know, I choose to … read on….

there’s a flower in my shower

and a collection of ferns surround my toilet. yes, I’ve created a luscious Costa Rican jungle in my bathroom and it’s by far the most fabulous and luxurious spot in the house. I’m just a sucker for green. Plants, flowers, the smell of freshly cut grass….I’d take it over the peaks of foliage, pumpkins and cinnamon scents any … read on….

quadruple the heart

My father had a heart attack last Sunday. it was the last thing we expected. he never had heart trouble – a little indigestion on occasion – but nothing that ever would have alluded to the possibility of an actual medical emergency. he complained of indigestion and then woke my mother up when it didn’t … read on….

give yourself a break.

today i am choosing to leave myself alone. it’s not easy but we need it. we’re only human. so, stop, breathe and let your shoulders drop. it hurts nobody else. it makes everyone happier. let yourself just be you today. the world will continue on around. and you’ll be a much better part of it. … read on….

how low can you go?

no, don’t cue the limbo music just yet. i mean really low…where your brain just melts and you struggle to go through the motions. i mean tears in your eyes, heavy limbs and no appetite. i mean low. i know. i can go low. understanding that is the first step in climbing up. i read an … read on….

welcome to my world…

Let me start by stating the obvious…I don’t know everything. I’m not always right or the first to come up with an idea but I know what I like. I know what makes me laugh, smile and feel good about myself.  I know the little things that make my every day more positive and full … read on….

sanity check

Let’s face it…we all need one every once in a while. It’s important for me to occasionally hone in on the actual level of crazy I’m feeling within my chaotic world….and more chaotic mind. This is a great article that gives hope to all of us over thinkers. In fact it proves that we really have always had it … read on….