Sneaky Sneaky Anxiety

I've talked before about my journey on the Anxiety Train and how it's been a long, horrible road, often strewn with disappointment (mine and other peoples), self recrimination and a general sense of hopelessness. I've also talked about overcoming it and taking charge of my life and my fear. Since last February things have been amazing....more

about Mondays

It’s so cliche to have an opinion about Monday.So much so that I feel kind of dumb admitting to having any feelings whatsoever about it.Dumb is okay, though, so I’ll just go ahead and say…...more

Strength training helps prevent Alzheimer's

I just read an article on CNN about how not all forms of exercise are created equal when it comes to exercise. At this year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference the results of studies were presented to show that resistance training was particularly beneficial to improve cognitive abilities in seniors 70-80. Study participants were assigned different types of exercise....more

Just Like a Cat...

I once had a cat that disappeared.  Each night I'd wander through town calling his name.  I'd wake up early in the morning and go look for him again.  He had never disappeared before and there weren't any natural predators nor many cars where I lived so I hoped that perhaps he got lost or spooked or locked in a garage.  After a week, he came running behind me as I neared my home after one of my early morning quests.  No clue what happened to him....more
 @elaineR.N. I missed me too!more

Dieting vs. Lifestyle

When my husband and I first started our new healthier lifestyle, it was strictly just to lose weight....more

The One (Thought) That Got Away



Seemingly endless weeks of dry days, penetrating heat and baby blue skies with soft white fluffy clouds gently passing overhead...running wild, surrounded by loved ones, these are features of my memories of summer....more

Anxious Summer

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What Falling Up The Stairs at the Movies Taught Me

Tonight I went to see Ted with my friend who has requested I use the pseudonym Big Booty Judy when writing about her. (I am amused, but haven't decided if I can separate its porn connotation.) Consider this post a trial period....more