Category Archives: Mental Illness

Letting Go…

Okay folks, it’s been awhile since I sat down to write. To put my thoughts to paper or should I say my computer.  To be honest, I am not really sure writing is my thing.  I’ve done mostly technical writing, … Continue reading

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Life is a Journey, not a destination

Life is a journey, not a destination…a quote I repeat in my head daily to bring me back to the present, to the NOW!! I use to be so concentrated on my final destination of what my life should look like that … Continue reading

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In with the New…

Happy 2016!! Only 2 weeks after the fact 🙂 It’s a time too reflect on 2015, too set new resolutions, too check new items off your buckets list, too reevaluate where your life is heading.  Hmm, sounds simple. This year, I … Continue reading

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French Fries

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending some quality time with my mom. Her dementia is getting worse. She can no longer communicate with me. I have to constantly try to figure out what container she is referring too.  There … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Home sweet Home…or is it…my mom has dementia and she doesn’t know me. My sister is home with her family and she doesn’t know me. My dad is home struggling to care for my mom and he doesn’t know me. … Continue reading

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Revisiting PAST Activities

Ultimate Frisbee, I am officially out of retirement.  I had my first game of the season this week. I have mixed feelings about joining. I left 8 years ago for personal reasons, which many of my teammates are unaware. The main reasons … Continue reading

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Riding the Storm

Twenty plus years ago I entered a storm. The darkness within me was impossible to see two feet in front of me.  I couldn’t think outside of myself. I had nothing to give others. I could barely keep my head above water. The … Continue reading

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Mom is still breathing but not here…

Saturday morning, I called home, mom answered the phone.  “Hi, Mom! How are you?” I said.  Silence. A few seconds pass, I could tell she was trying hard to process the voice and words spoken.  I paused, hoping she would recognize my voice. … Continue reading

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Life didn’t go as planned

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s ok… At a young age, I had dreams of travelling the world, becoming a veterinarian, owning a dog kennel, helping others and living in a small ocean … Continue reading

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Depression, I can feel it today…

I can feel depression knocking at my door today. It can be an overwhelming feeling and if I don’t do certain rescue strategies in the next few days it could take me a while to shake it. My trigger, this … Continue reading

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