What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun and adventurous, or chill and relax?
I’m sorry I’ve been AWOL for a little while, but I’m back and in a better mental and physical place. This last week has held moments of physical pain and times of uncertainty with a loved one’s medical issues, but thankfully, all is well…for now. I’m holding on to the silver linings and working hard to find the positives in life.
What do you do to overcome negativities? To conquer uncertainties? To feel good when life challenges you?
I love this photo so very much. It reminds me of one of my tattoos that says, “Alis Volat Propriis” above a fiery, sexy fairy on my left shoulder blade. Who knows what that Latin saying means? Feel free to comment below…
Well, I don’t actually love Mondays, but the message hit home. I needed this positivity today and after another cup of coffee, I might be ready to tackle my Monday. How about you? Are you ready??
I’m here for you. No question too hard in a non-judgment zone! Comment here or send a note through the contact page.
What change do YOU need to make to have a better life? I’m working on my health…eating healthier has already helped in multiple ways. I’ve also started this blog and made a few new friends. Change can be good! Talk to me about your change.
I have experienced family member’s suicides and I’m torn with my responses. On one hand, I’m mad. How DARE they leave their loved ones with so much pain? On the other hand, I feel relief that they are no longer in pain, suffering with the mental anguish of not wanting to live.
And of course, I’m left frustrated that it’s such a senseless death. So many unanswered questions…Was it avoidable? Could I have helped more? Did they really believe death was the ONLY answer? Why didn’t I see the signs?
It’s so final. Your last bad decision doesn’t define you.
Then I ask myself when I became God? Who am I to decide when someone should or shouldn’t die? The survivors hurt so much, but the person who commited suicide just couldn’t live with the pain anymore. Which person should experience the pain? Is it selfish to say YOU live with the pain. Instead of me mourning your loss?
If you’re having suicidal thoughts, there is help. 1-800-273-8255 if you’re in the States. Talk to me. I’m here for you…
Today we are celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. day. It’s scary to think of where we’d be had MLK, Jr not impacted us the way he did. Here are some of my favorite quotes. Do you have a favorite?
Do you have a large quantity of friends or a small quality group?
In case you’re like me and need a reminder ever so often…here it is! 😁
Every once in awhile we have to “clean out” our inner groups, like we do our closets. Get rid of the negativity. Is it time for you to purge??
Yes. Let. It. Go. Easier said than done, I know. But it leads to a healthier, happier you.
So this advice blog is about two days old. I’m pretty pleased so far, but one of my main goals, just so you know, is to meet the people who need me. I’m no therapist, psychologist, nor sociologist, but what I am is experienced, down-to-earth, and logical. I’ve got grown children and been married almost thirty years. I have lived life. I’m nowhere near completing my time on earth (I’m under 50 years old, I just started family life young!), hopefully, but I’ve been through so many up and downs on this worldly rollercoaster, that I know I’m qualified to help. I have several degrees, none of which are in an area that helps this blog, but I do have them if you need to see initials by my name. They’re useless in this regard.
The things I’ve lived through include severe medical issues within my immediate family, children with anxiety and/or depression (depending on the day), suicide within my direct circle and daily struggles we all experience. This blog is not strictly a happy-go-lucky place. Please don’t misunderstand. We’ll talk about the things no one else can stomach. We’ll hash out the ways you can be a better you. We might even argue about how you can turn your life around. It is possible, no matter how impossible it may feel.
I will post positive messages and I will challenge you to think deep, but please know I have a passion in helping people live the life they feel best living. I won’t tell you my thoughts are the only correct thoughts, nor will I preach anyone’s bible to you. Religion is area I feel is personal to you. In that regard, I’ll never pry or preach.
Knowing today is your darkest day is the beginning of turning your life around. Depression, anxiety, bipolar diagnosis, or any sort of mental health struggle does not make you handicapped, or less than a whole person. We are all different. We are all whole. It’s sharing our diversity, our life lessons, our best paths…our experiences that will make us all better, healthier, and happier people.
It’s my goal to make you happier. No matter what it takes. Whether you need motherly “nice” advice, or a kick in the pants “naughty” advice. Know that I’m here for you and always know your comments/questions are important to me. Either click on contact above and send me a message, or reach out through email at email@example.com ~ I look forward to meeting you all.
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Just read an article that explained more women than men are typically depressed. It went on to say this may actually be a reflection that women just seek treatment more often than men, therefore it’s more recorded. What do you think? Are these statistics skewed because women ask for help more often than men? Or do you think statistically women are more susceptible to depression? Tell me your thoughts.
A recently survey said 70% of people are unhappy with their career choice! That is a HUGE number. Are you one of them?
Is this about the comfort of a safety net or cynicism in never believing your main plan will work?
If you will, please take a moment to tell me what would it take for you to be seriously happy with your life? Materials? Dreams? Family? Money? Dig deep and let me know, please. Whether posting a comment here or sending me a message through the “contact” page referenced above, I’d appreciate your feedback!
Woody Allen said, “The talent to being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.”
Do you think that’s true? Or no?