Opening Note May is Mental Health Month, and this article is in honor of this month, plus it’s my birthday month, and I’m glad to still celebrate birthdays! This is an extra-long post. As a warning, I tell you the story of my suicide attempt. This is 100% from my point of view. It has … Read moreA suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive
In two days, on May 12th, I will celebrate turning 54 years old. I have to laugh. I never thought I would ever be this old. Can you relate?!!! Officially, I am middle aged. Or a Crone. As many people my age declare, I don’t feel this old! After all, aging is simply the turning … Read moreCelebrate another turn around the sun!
Have you ever had to move? Sell a house? Find a house? Find a new place to rent? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you know how difficult it can be. In fact, I’m sure you’re aware that moving is one of the top most stressful things people do. In addition, moving … Read more3 tips to make moving easier
I did it! And your encouragement made it happen!! BIG thank you to the many people who cheered me on to take this big step. Yes, the book I told you about in my pitch last week, the one I’m writing (and have been writing for a few years now) is my SECOND book! So … Read moreAmazon Author Page is Live!
I love my job and one of the reasons is that nearly every day that I work, I eat lunch for at least 30 minutes with my smart, funny, fun colleagues. Turns out eating with your coworkers doesn’t happen that often anymore. NPR did a survey in 2015 that cited that only one in five … Read moreMake lunch a fantastic meal with your coworkers
Do you love water? I do. I hope you love water too!!! Our bodies and this planet are made up mostly of beautiful water. I love water so much that I’m blogging about it. Let’s back up a moment. The other day, I was at the hand therapist. I go because I had my second … Read moreWater is life
I mentioned in my post two weeks ago that I’ve made a writing transition in the book I’m writing. I’ve gone from crafting a “how to” book, namely a book about how to become an endurance athlete in the face of chronic health challenges, to writing a sports memoir book that along the way will … Read moreMoving from “How to” to “Sports Memoir”
Vision Boards speak to the non-verbal part of me, which is why, despite my #1 Love Language being words, I love making Vision Boards. I like speaking to the parts of myself that respond powerfully to images and color. Plus, I love gathering with a group of people annually to make my vision board. I … Read moreVision Board Magic for 2019
Happy New Year! Are you ready??? As I’ve mentioned for a few years now in this blog, I am a big fan of goals and resolutions. 2018 was a good year in most regards. And I am VERY EXCITED about 2019. My #1 big time ambitious goal is to get my book ready and DONE … Read more2019, I am ready for you!!
I work at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and every time I log in to our electronic system, I see notices about things happening on the various campuses. A few weeks ago I saw a notice about a training on Ambiguous Loss by Pauline Boss, PhD. I was curious, as the word ambiguous feels … Read moreNavigating ambiguous loss and estrangement during the holiday season