Posts in category "Mental Health"

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror
A few weeks back one of my dear blogger friends, High Gloss and Sauce wrote a piece with the title “Life is Always Good”. It really touched me as prior to 2014, I was a rose colored glasses kind of gal. Yes, I have certainly had struggles in prior years and admit that the older... Read more »

Losing a parent: does time ever really heal?

Losing a parent: does time ever really heal?
Today marks exactly fifteen weeks since my father passed away. I remember so vividly the phone call from my sister, screaming “He’s gone, he’s gone” over and over. I’d had my bag packed to go see him that morning. I knew that time was running out and I had to get up there (Madison). I... Read more »

Orange is The New Black: binge watching a series is bad for your health (not really)

Orange is The New Black: binge watching a series is bad for your health (not really)
So, I’ve been away for awhile. I’ve been binging. Not on food, not on alcohol. Not on cigarettes or any other form of stimulants. I’ve been binging on netflix. Having been through some rough times as of late I was looking for something to numb my mind. Rumor had it that the netflix series, “Orange... Read more »
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People Magazine: Shame on you for putting The Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding on your cover

I have been reading People Magazine since the first issue sporting Mia Farrow on the cover in March 1974. Sometimes their coverage of events is understandable. Other times it is reprehensible. It’s never pissed me off enough to stop reading though. That may change after this weeks issue. It’s no secret that I loathe Kim... Read more »

Fear: The one thing I will not allow to take over my life, hard as it has been

Fear: The one thing I will not allow to take over my life, hard as it has been
Every month Chicagonow has what is called a “Blogapalooza”. We are given a topic and we have one hour to write about it. This month’s topic: ”Write about fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.”  What a perfect subject for me. In his first inaugural address President... Read more »

Love thy mother: you will regret it if you didn't when she is gone

Love thy mother: you will regret it if you didn't when she is gone
Love thy mother. It’s written in the bible, the Ten Commandments and in all forms of religion. She brought you into the world. It’s been five years today since my mother passed away. It doesn’t seem to get any easier as I still, at times, reach for my phone to call her, only to remember... Read more »
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Ghosts and other such things: do you believe in them? Am I crazy?

Ghosts and other such things: do you believe in them? Am I crazy?
In the midst of a trade show in the Motor City, I felt very achy after setting up on Friday. I went to the hotel gift shop to buy a completely overpriced packet of Advil. Yes overpriced, $2.69 for two pills. But I digress. Roughly an hour later I went to take the pills. I... Read more »

What a difference a day makes

What a difference a day makes
Each month we have what we call a “blogapalooza” hour. We are given a subject and have a short time to write about it. Our subject tonight is “what have you learned or experienced since you woke up this morning?” It’s ironic that this was the subject as today I happened to learn a lot... Read more »

The age of innocence: where did it go and will we ever have it back?

The age of innocence: where did it go and will we ever have it back?
I just watched the beloved movie from 1960, “Where the Boys Are”. It was full of cheesy lines, modest bathing suits and suited young men coming to pick up their dates. It was spring break in Fort Lauderdale, but over fifty years ago. I was three years old when the movie was made and had my... Read more »
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Hair loss from chemotherapy part two: now that it's gone and how you can prepare

Hair loss from chemotherapy part two: now that it's gone and how you can prepare
(Disclaimer – I am actually going to write about something other than cancer in my next blog! So bear with me!!) A few weeks ago I wrote about the prospect of losing my hair as a result of upcoming chemotherapy. I was obviously quite unhappy at the idea of not just losing it this time,... Read more »