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Doing Right to Survive

Reading Time: 2 minutesA week ago, these words changed my life: I AM DONE! Standing in a room, all alone, without any effort on my part, without any forethought, the words came out of my mouth. They emerged with a force, a strength, … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of the Kite Tale

Reading Time: 4 minutesI have been thinking about my life and when I do, I see a kite.  I describe a kite as a huge diamond with a wooden frame covered in cloth, and a long, thin string on the end with tiny, … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Then and Now

Reading Time: 3 minutesThirty years ago, I experienced what is considered “major depression”. I have never researched the definition but I imagine that the accompanying suicide attempt played some role in the description of  “major”. During that time, (12+ month span) my emotions … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of a Clear Path

Reading Time: 4 minutes“He who goes questing for what he wants may discover, along the way, what he needs.” Many years ago, I was on vacation in Ecuador and had some time in the evenings to read. I had brought along “The Hour … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Finding the Good

Reading Time: 2 minutesI have been working to teach a 9 year old to “find the good” in situations instead of letting negative outcomes shut her down. I have informed her that my initial reaction to certain situations is to shutdown and let … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Where Do You Get Your Water?

Reading Time: 3 minutesCheryl Strayed posed the question, “Where did you get your water?” This made me think, for all the struggles that I have encountered, where did I find my strength to move forward and become the person that I am today? … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of a Plan

Reading Time: 4 minutesI have always been a bit envious of people who are able to save money because this is not a trait that I was given. I try to save money but before I know it, it is gone. I used to … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of What I Know Right Now

Reading Time: 5 minutesI have noticed a number of articles on various websites that address the topics “What I would tell my XX year old self” or “What I have learned in my XXs” or “What I wish I had known in my … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Daily Accomplishments

Reading Time: 3 minutesRecently,  I read about Mirna Valerio in an article featured on Runner’s World. Before she begins each daily run, she takes a selfie to document the accomplishment. Due to her weight and possibly her race, she indicates that people often do a double-take when … Continue reading

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Melodies of My Life

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat do I think when asked to write about the word Melody? The first thought that always comes to mind surrounds my suicide attempt in 1997. After leaving the hospital and starting my recovery, I decided that it was not … Continue reading

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