While I love living in the great state of Texas, winter here is pretty dull. 15 years ago my husband and I married in the winter. We’ve been griping about the winter anniversary ever since. Until this year… I found some tickets online that were really cheap, so I said what the hell, why not. Let’s […]
I’ve struggled with endometriosis as far back as I can remember. My body is in menopause, and with that comes “endobrain.” For more on my journey click Men-o-what??? Preparing for Menopause: My Endometriosis Journey. Is is just me that struggles with what I call endobrain? First let me explain what endobrain is. It’s the fog I’ve […]
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Hello Lovelies! I am proud to announce today that it is my 15th Wedding Anniversary! Today I’m going to be talking to you about marriage. I’ve been to the combat zone, I’ve conquered pain med addiction, recreational drug use, alcoholism, codependence, raising girls, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and the list goes on and on. […]
With all this talk about resolutions and goals for 2018, I think it’s a good time to reflect on goal setting, and what holds us back from achieving our goals most often. Some days I feel like a total boss, achieving everything I desire and aspire to be for the day. Other days, I sink into oblivion where my creative niche runs circles above my head, stuck in the fog of indecision and nothing fruitful comes of it. Nevertheless, I’ve narrowed the list down to 7 of the biggest obstacles that get in the way of achieving goals. In this article, I’ll offer some solid advice for overcoming these obstacles.
I catch myself white knuckling it more often than not this week. This week has been hell week. Not sure exactly what went wrong, but everything seemed upside down. Every single day was a struggle. Last night I reached my breaking point, and this morning I realize it’s time for a change. Yes, the physical […]
Drop me in a combat zone with a rifle and I’ll be just fine. That’s not courageous for me. What’s courageous is facing your feelings after you get home. I’ve only just begun this journey. I’ve confessed some of my deepest darkest secrets on this blog. My character defects and circumstances are a very transparent part of me. Now that I’m in recovery I’ve learned to own them. I’ve learned my story isn’t just for me, it’s for you too.
There’s just this little thing gnawing at me. This little thing is called PTSD.
It is not implied that there needs to be a belief system in a 12-step program, it is required. AA, NA, and CR require a higher power in their 12-step programs. Spirituality is a significant part of the 12 step program. Now, to simply attend such groups, one does not require a belief system. The support […]
Headlines across the United States are rampant with news about the “Opioid Crisis.” The deaths involved with opioid overdose are staggering, hence the terms “crisis” and “epidemic.” In this article I answer the 4 basic questions on everyones minds. What is an Opioid? What exactly is an opioid or opiate? According to Inaba and Cohen, […]
With all this talk about New Year’s resolutions and the whole “New Year, New Me” jargon going around, I figure it’s time to set some goals to slay this year. I don’t do resolutions, and I believe I’m born new every day, so my solution to success in 2018 is to create a Vision Board. […]