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The Gift of F*cking Up

I'm back to listening to Podcasts and I'm currently listening to Justin Long's Life is Short and he's interviewing Actor Jeremy Renner.  I was struck by something that Jeremy Renner said about advice his father gave him as a new graduate. His father said "Now go out there and fail!" I was struck with how… Continue reading The Gift of F*cking Up

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Happy Blogday!!

It's our Blogaversary! Two years ago, I remember where I was, thoughts circling in my brain. I was thinking about my divorce, thinking about how alone I felt. I remember suddenly realizing that I was looking at this whole being alone thing the wrong way. Perhaps I needed to think of the aloneness as being… Continue reading Happy Blogday!!

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The New High in my life

My new high is when I'm in that sweet spot.  When it feels so good and I chase it again and again. I'm not talking about alcohol or any kind of illegal high, but I crave it just the same. No, I'm talking about that sweet window...just an hour or two when the ibuprofen stacked… Continue reading The New High in my life

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Bandaids over Bullet holes

So I cancelled my date with the guy last weekend. I also told him I wanted to go back to being just friends. I explained that he had opened my eyes to my inability to trust and the triggers (how I hate that word) that he spurred.  He reluctantly agreed. How does one go about… Continue reading Bandaids over Bullet holes

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The healing power of Animals

I know I've written plenty about how I just want to sleep alone in my bed with the remote control all to myself, snuggling with my cuddly puppy and being Ms. Independent, yada yada yada.  I think I may have introduced you to Chewbacca, my Pekingese Shih-tzu who is both my best little furry bud… Continue reading The healing power of Animals

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There is an After

Hey you.  Yeah, you.  The one over there bleeding from your blood pumper chest hole where your heart used to be.  Waking up daily thinking it was all just a dream only to in the very next moment have reality crash into you that the break up, the divorce, the separation, the end, really did… Continue reading There is an After

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Self Care

Who doesn't need a hug once in a while from a soft, squishy teddy bear? When life gets to be a little bit too much how do you deal?  When the atrocities of the world all get to be a little bit too heavy how do we reconcile that with our sense of gratitude? I… Continue reading Self Care

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VD is upon us….again.

Oh Valentine's Day.  Here you are again - you little Bastard.  You may remember the photo above from a post from January of last year.  It spoke to me then because it was a metaphor for my heart.  My tender, fragile heart surrounded in spikes to keep everyone out to ensure I wouldn't get hurt… Continue reading VD is upon us….again.

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Dating Apps!!

  The strangest thing happened to me on the internet the other day.... A man slid into my DM's on Twitter....and didn't want to show me a photo of his junk. It's true.   I got a message from @Newmanin2018 who posts to the account Best Dad I Can Be and he suggested this topic.  So… Continue reading Dating Apps!!

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Forgiveness

The word forgiveness is at the forefront of my thoughts today. It's still early on this lazy Saturday morning.  I've walked the dog, did the yoga and am settled in with a cup of coffee and my laptop to do some journaling.  Then I realized something. I'm not angry anymore. Tomorrow will be February 3rd,… Continue reading Forgiveness