5 New Year’s resolutions I would make – if I were to make New Year’s resolutions

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Happy New Year! May 2018 be full of challenges that ultimately move you forward. I never make New Year's resolutions because I think that they have to come from the heart and soul - not exclusively from a calendar date. But that's me. I think New Year's is a good time to soul search, though. … Continue reading 5 New Year’s resolutions I would make – if I were to make New Year’s resolutions

B-b-b “B” Word: Bully

I am a bully. I. AM. A. BULLY. I amabully. I was a bully. I have been a bully. I bullied. Do I bully? I'm not sure what verb tense to use. I'm not sure what label to use. I definitely have a temper to fit the stereotype of my red hair. But am I … Continue reading B-b-b “B” Word: Bully

Bread and Ativan: how to get committed to a psych ward.

At the turn of the 20th century, Russian peasants rose and made a simple enough request: Bread and land. The ruling aristocracy thought that was pretty cheeky. A revolution began. The world changed. In December of 2014, I also made a simple request: Bread and, perhaps, a jug of milk. I ended up in the … Continue reading Bread and Ativan: how to get committed to a psych ward.

If Work is Causing a Problem, Maybe it IS the Problem

I've been offered a job back in my beloved field of funeral services. It's a good opportunity, with a company that is willing to invest in me. It feels perfect. That's why it has been so difficult to decide to turn it down. Tomorrow I will have to summon the courage to contact my would-be manager and … Continue reading If Work is Causing a Problem, Maybe it IS the Problem

A Great Story About a $10,000 Cat

I have a story to tell. I have a story to tell, but I am not going to tell it. It is about a $10,000 cat. She was just a barn cat. Old, arthritic and grouchy. She used to be a fluffy little cutie, who stole my heart, and caused debates about cat ownership through … Continue reading A Great Story About a $10,000 Cat

What we don’t know about domestic violence hurts everyone: a letter to my friend

What we don’t know about domestic violence, hurts everyone: a letter to my friend I have a beautiful, well-educated, friend. She is a driven professional, and a mom of three great kids. She recently remarried. To me, she has been an inspiration. I have thought, “She’s been through so much, and she is standing strong. … Continue reading What we don’t know about domestic violence hurts everyone: a letter to my friend

Orion’s Belt

Well I did it. I fell. Into the abyss I'd been fighting. Leapt, actually. Free fell. Fell freely. Phoenix in flames. Checked myself into the hospital on December 8, 2014 for a month. Exactly what I needed to do. Still may lose my house. May go bankrupt. May whatever. I going in the right direction … Continue reading Orion’s Belt