- Small Town, Indiana, USA
- November 13
- Blogging with PTSD
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia
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Also posting at Our Salon
MY RECENT POSTS
- OS Hit Squad Has Their New
January 31, 2015 08:22PM
- C (for want of a better title)
January 30, 2015 07:50PM
- It Seems Serious
January 23, 2015 09:00PM
- Simple Math- link added
January 19, 2015 07:17PM
- A New Plan
January 18, 2015 03:07PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “While hit posts have
their issues, at least they
are open and
can be handled.
- “Did you consider that it
might be dinner time as
impatiently wait for her
- “No names from me.”
- “That was a seriously bad
tin of oysters! Glad
- “steel, I've started
spending weekends watching
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Spring! She cried out
A plea to the night
Spring! came the cry
So loud and so bright
A glimmer of sun
A white cloud in the sky
A bird passes over
As it soars up to fly
Where are you, Spring
We need you, you see
The winter has lingered… Read full post »
Yesterday, I got angry. I mean really, flaming, angry. One might even say that I was royally pissed. Yesterday was my reevaluation.
I started the day hopeful yet stressed. I blogged last summer what it was like to apply for this reevaluation and I had the stress and physical pain revisit… Read full post »
The birds are chirping again, spring is here even if the weather refuses to cooperate, I am sitting on my bed with the window open listening to them. The thermometer said 32 degrees, but after the previous week of subzero wind chills, 32 degrees is quite balmy. It’s all perspective.… Read full post »
full of integrity; integrity
The next lesson in Beyond Surviving is about Integrity and Boundaries, and how people who have been abused can have trouble being honest. It's not to say that they are lying scoundrels, but that you get used to lying to… Read full post »
The setting: A churchyard cemetery. The church is a massive red brick edifice, about a hundred and fifty years old with concrete steps reaching higher than my head. We didn’t pay attention to the church, though, that isn’t why we are there. I wanted to spend time with her, my mother,… Read full post »
In case anyone wonders, I'm feeling better today.
I have to replace my garage door opener, it won't go on the track and I can't find any physical obstructions, so I am going to invest in one that I can check online. I have a bit of OCD over wondering… Read full post »
Life is a puzzle
We must learn to succeed
By thought, hope and action
By word, yes, and deed.
Life is a game
That is rigged from the start
No one… Read full post »
Another day, another space of time spent stressed and headachy and out of sorts. What the hell am I supposed to do?
Turn things around, turn things around, turn things around. I want to change things, I want to be happy, I want to explore something besides the inside of my… Read full post »
I have a friend, not a best friend but I've known her for years, who has been a restless wanderer. She is excruciatingly smart, a dedicated worker when she has a goal to reach, a vegetarian, an avid hiker and rock climber, but restless.
Last spring she decided to… Read full post »
I wrote a beautiful post the other day about changing my perspective. It was full of descriptive narrative and heartfelt emotions, but it was a bit fake as it was repetitious of previous posts. Fate intervened and the post disappeared into the ether, allowing me to start over… Read full post »
Hello! A few posts back I commented that I would be exploring new options for posting and I have decided to try Medium for my first venture. It helps to know that there are already several persons from Open Salon that post there, I don't know who all of them are but I know that… Read full post »
January 2014 has been the month of letting go, according to astrology. It began with a new moon in Capricorn, a Super Moon, on January 1 at 6:15 a.m. “The New Moon in Capricorn’s themes are letting go and paving the way for rebirth and aligning with quality and integrity…&rdq… Read full post »
The longer I live, the more weird life gets. First there was childhood where we accept what is because we don’t have the experience to know better. Then there’s young adulthood where we have experiences outside of the nuclear family and we develop the mindset we will live with. Then we… Read full post »
I am just fucking angry. People shooting, people dying, people who were hiding in their locked rooms telling me that trying to get students to safety was wrong, other people saying a room should have been locked when no one who had the key could be found to lock it, some… Read full post »
I keep on seeing
My mother in me
I don't want to see
My mother in me
I just want to be
I want to be me
So how do I purge
My mother from me
Where’s Phyllis in this… Read full post »
I realized yesterday that I do not have space in my life for mental health. Maybe on Saturday if I don't have to drive into town for a haircut or to buy cat food, but all of Saturday's work is undone on Sunday when I have to burn through laundry and… Read full post »
I've been thinking about death a lot lately. I do, as a rule, anyway; I ponder how someone can be alive, and then they're not. How the brain is firing electrical signals to the body, and then it's not. And how so many people on my Dad's side of the tree… Read full post »
In my random wanderings around the internet, I decided to look up my Uncle Jack one day; he died in 1981 of a coronary infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack. I was surprised to find out that he was only 51, otherwise known as my age, when he died.… Read full post »
Sydney, Australia just hit the mark, which is good enough for me. Hope you have an excellent year.
Hi. I posted this at Our Salon because they have more flexibility. I had intended to copy it to here, but OMG! The work to get it right over there, I knew it would never transfer.
So, please head over to Our Salon and enjoy Puff's first trek outside.
I am on a morbid kick lately, but the only way to the other side is through, so here I go.
Today's lesson from the book Beyond Surviving by Rachel Grant is on integrity and boundaries. I think she needs to give more space to write out answers, I really do, but… Read full post »
Let us go back in time to April- May 1988. The court martials are wrapping up, the second guy finally pled guilty after using up all of the legal manuevers the Uniform Code of Military Justice accorded to him, my boyfriend had gotten out of the service and run back to… Read full post »
I have a post to make, I have been writing it since Wednesday morning and it is meaningful to me. I am posting it here because Open Salon is a site that is meaningful to me, a site that has helped me to write the words that I am posting. I… Read full post »
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