Building Strong Children 1

Building Strong Children

I love those little revelations that come with spending time with family. I’m just back from a week’s holiday in Canada – my mother, her dog, and my niece joined us. My mom reminded me of a number of things that happened when I was a child. And one little comment sent me spinning. She Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Thriving through Post Traumatic Stress

It disturbs me every time it happens…but the flashbacks are getting to be less prevalent. With my husband in the passenger seat, and my nine month old in the back, we passed a car accident a few days ago. The accident was over. There were several people on the side of the road. The cars Read More

What I Want for my Fortieth Birthday

What I Want for my Fortieth Birthday

My husband is the best.  My fortieth birthday is a little over three months away – and last night he asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I’ve spent a few days chewing on it – and I can’t think of anything.  We were thinking about a trip to New Orleans – but have Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Are you Enjoying the Sun or Waiting for the Clouds?

For the most part, I strive to remain positive about everything. I acknowledge that my relationship with my ex is a mess – but I try to make it better by creating boundaries and acting in a respectable way. I have outstanding physical and mental issues as a result of the accident, but hey – Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Moving on After a Car Accident – Dealing with Driving Anxiety

My driving anxiety sometimes presents itself in the most annoying of ways. I’ve developed such strong coping mechanisms that sometimes I’m not even aware that I’m using them until someone points it out. Turns out I’ve been dealing with anxiety issues my whole life without even knowing it. When I was a child, I was Read More

My New Mission

My New Mission

I had an interesting thought the other night, as I sometime do (this is in between my regular night time discussion with myself about how weird it is that we have a room in all of our homes that we enter with the specific purpose of becoming unconscious for 6-8 hours every night.  Isn’t it Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Relationship PTSD: Revisiting the Sins of Your Ex on Your Current Relationship

One year, just before Christmas, I entered a raffle at work – and I won an X-Box, complete with a couple of games.  It was great – I was surprised – but we really didn’t need an X-Box.  We had a PlayStation at home and neither the ex nor I were gamers.  The PlayStation was Read More