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PTSD Chronicles

  I feel like this should be titled, “PTSD Chronicles Part 2…of many.” A few hours ago, I walked from my office to the post office to mail the OMB educational packets. Now that my ex-in-laws live in my town, I have anxiety about walking around downtown. My anxious thoughts crept in as I walked and […]

When Things Come Full Circle…

  When things come full circle…. In 2009, I often drove my car up the windy hill to my church’s food pantry…barely able to hold back tears. To go from a life of luxury to being unable to feed my children within a 3-month period was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. […]

Divorcing a Narcissist: Choose Your Battles Wisely

“Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn’t measured by how many times you stood up to fight. It’s not winning battles that makes you happy, but it’s how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction. Life is too short to spend it on warring. Fight only the most, […]

A Lemonade Milestone

  Hello Lemonade Warriors! I sit here writing with a stupid amount of tissues by my side. I have already had one “ugly cry” today and I expect several more. The beautiful young lady in this picture is my daughter, Makena. Today is her last day of sixth grade (middle school, here we come!) and […]

I’ve Changed

  As a result of this battle, I’ve changed…and that’s okay. You’ve probably changed, too. I think of my journey as a giant rock tumbler – many times, the tossing and tumbling was painful and threatened to break me but I came through it better than I started. I could focus on the negatives but I […]