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It Only Takes One

October 10th was World Mental Health Day and no surprise, I was too depressed to write anything inspiring about it. But the next day I received an email from someone who reminded me that one conversation, one honest way of … Continue reading

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To My Son on His 11th Birthday

Dear Tyler, This birthday post comes a couple of days late because you have been sick all week. We took you to the doctor yesterday and you were diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. You’ve been out of school … Continue reading

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What is Dysthymia?

Dysthymia is also known as Persistent Depressive Disorder. A person is diagnosed with dysthymia after having a continuous depression of more than two to three years. People with dysthymia may not remember a time when they felt joy in their … Continue reading

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TBT: My Biggest Champion

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Prompt # 1. Throwback Thursday: Share an old photo and let it inspire your blog post. This picture and post of Tyler and I come from July of 2011, when Tyler was four and a … Continue reading

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A Spoonie Gone Too Soon

Monday night we in the Spoonie community lost a young woman who personified joy and compassion. Twenty-eight year old Gwendolyn Weidman choked to death while eating dinner. Gwen suffered from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and  Dysautonomia One of the symptoms of her illnesses … Continue reading

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Book Reviews!

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Some clever thieves steal some priceless manuscripts from F. Scott Fitzgerald. The scripts are flipped over from many interested parties but there is reason to believe bookstore owner Bruce Cable of Camino Island, FL … Continue reading

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My Last Concert

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Prompt #2: Tell us about the last concert that you attended. I hadn’t attended a concert in years but when I heard Lady Gaga was in Cleveland in 2014 I knew I had to … Continue reading

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What if I Stayed in Here Forever?

My son and boyfriend are at the pool and I have yet to get there this season. Instead, I am in my bathrobe, showered (you gotta give me credit for that) and have woken up from my second nap. My … Continue reading

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Book Review!

With special thanks to Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop.  Eleanor Oliphant may be a little odd and “a little bit mental” but she thinks she has it altogether. Little by little the book gives you clues about Eleanor and you learn … Continue reading

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Family Reunion, Spoonie Style!

A couple of weeks ago I had thrown my back out. Jacques had to push me in a wheelchair for my doctor’s appointment. My x-ray was normal so I am going to start PT next week. We had planned a … Continue reading

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