Birthday Bliss & Blisters


Photo by Harleyq2 I am always thankful that God has given me the opportunity to see another year of life. In usual fashion, I took my birth week off from work and this time, I decided to add my parents to the mix. They celebrated their anniversary. My parents are aged and I had decided … Continue reading Birthday Bliss & Blisters

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A CHILD’S TRUTH ADULT ANGER


This weekend was both good and bad. It was the long three days - hung out at the beach, watched an air show and had a fabulous time with family and friends. It was great! As a few of us family gathered to eat at a little Italian restaurant, a conversation ensued that ripped into … Continue reading A CHILD’S TRUTH ADULT ANGER

Heal the Broken


When I was a child, one of my passions was to help people. I thought about all the potential jobs that would help me accomplish this dream - teacher, nurse, doctor, volunteer with UNICEF, Red cross etc. Due to many twists of fate, I stumbled onto mental health. Starting in college to Pre-Master's program, I … Continue reading Heal the Broken

Blood or Family


Who do you call family? Are they a mixture of blood relatives and friends? Did you have to walk away from blood and create your own family? Sometimes you are forced to walk away from those around you - no phone calls, texts or meet up because they add nothing but drama and heartache. The … Continue reading Blood or Family

Cup Is FULL


When I started this blog, I never intended to write much from the "spill my guts" point of view. I thought I would blab about things that people are afraid to talk about and keep my personal life to a minimum. However, every now and then I do share things without delving much into specific … Continue reading Cup Is FULL

Bad Mothers Happen


Photo by brother's photo on Pexels.com Mother's Day is looming and almost everyone is gearing up to send something sweet to their mothers. The day is a celebration and recognition of the taxing job of being a good mother. Please note that I said good mother. Prior to my run-in with community mental health, I … Continue reading Bad Mothers Happen

Curl Up and Die


or get up and find your resilience Have you ever watched those movies when something bad happens and the unlikely survivor uses everything at his/her disposal to continue on day by day? I love those movies because they teach resilience. An acquired skill which is in short supply. Google Photo of COL Gregory Gadson, Ret … Continue reading Curl Up and Die

Being Your Own Nurse – Single Life


Photo: Pixabay.com; Artist: DieterRobbins As much as being single has its many positive sides, there are those moments when a single person could use a partner to help. As the rain beats down outside making a sweet lullaby, I am in bed writhing in pain. Okay, maybe writhing is a bit strong but nevertheless I … Continue reading Being Your Own Nurse – Single Life

Too Damaged for Love


Everyone walks around with some form of a mask. However, there are those whose deep core was damaged severely. This makes it hard for them to truly love someone or accept love. No matter how much you show that you are in their corner, they never allow themselves to trust you completely. Photo credit: Pixabay.com; … Continue reading Too Damaged for Love

Sorry, I Am Not Your Blessing


Photo by Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com Our warped ego tells us that we are the best thing since gluten-free whole wheat slice bread. We are the heart-healthy gift to everyone. Wait for it... No, we are not! When the emotionally wounded retell their country-music-broken-heart-sad stories, they are the victims of a selfish ogre, the precious peach … Continue reading Sorry, I Am Not Your Blessing