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Cleaning Therapy

 When I first moved out into my own place and was setting up solo housekeeping last December, I was in the early stages of grief.  When I am stressed, agitated, anxious, or just hyper I have discovered that cleaning, purging and organizing are my best friends.  So I got into the habit real quick of doing… Continue reading Cleaning Therapy

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Finding my way back to Gratitude

I feel like it's been a minute since I've moved through life with a sense of gratitude.  I used to have something I called a Blessings Jar.  It was an empty mason jar that I kept on my desk, and when something happened that was a blessing; either to me, or someone else, I would jot… Continue reading Finding my way back to Gratitude

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No Dating Zone

I did a thing today.  I deleted my dating apps.  I'll admit, it was kind of fun seeing all the men who hit "Like" on my photo, and I have probably benefitted in the self esteem department from it.  I had to be honest with myself though, I have no interest in dating or even… Continue reading No Dating Zone

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Messages, Tests & The Plan

You may be surprised to learn that my 20 year marriage, you know...the one that just imploded 9 months ago wasn't my first marriage.  Back in 1989 I eloped just 8 days after high school graduation to Las Vegas with my then boyfriend....lets be honest, my drug dealer...and was married in a tiny chapel on… Continue reading Messages, Tests & The Plan

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No Contact

I never know what is going to inspire me to write on a subject.  I got home earlier today from my Girlfriend Getaway mini-vacation and am really tired, possibly a little (more than possibly) hung over, so even though I thought about trying to write something for the blog, I hadn't been hit by the… Continue reading No Contact

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Compassion Fatigue

Today was a challenging day in my professional life.  I felt like I just got hit with one person or situation after another who needed my help, my compassion, direction or just an ear to listen.  At the end of the day, I left feeling really spent and very fatigued. Anyone who works in the… Continue reading Compassion Fatigue

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Firsts

Adulting can be bitter-sweet sometimes.  Outside of my day job, I'm also a makeup artist on the side and I am honored to be doing my friends makeup for her wedding in a couple of months. This will be my first wedding since the divorce and to be honest, I hadn't really thought this all the way through.  The idea of a wedding makes… Continue reading Firsts

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Gaslighting & Boats

I started to write about Gaslighting this morning, and I spent about an hour on it, but it just wasn't feeling right.  It wasn't sounding like my voice.  So I scrapped it.  But the topic is an important one and I felt it was something I wanted to share. Gaslighting for those who aren't familiar… Continue reading Gaslighting & Boats

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The Beat Goes On

Like most people, music has always been a part of my life.  I grew up in the 70's & 80's, which depending on who you ask was either some of the best music ever made, or some of the worst. My memories are strongly associated with experiences; it might be a smell, a taste, a… Continue reading The Beat Goes On

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Drink up, Bitches!

Would you believe me if I told you I've never had a Girls Getaway Weekend?    Let me rephrase that, I've never had a Girls Getaway Weekend without any children.  I have been a mother since I was 19, I have been married since I was 24 and I'm now finally single and both my children are adults… Continue reading Drink up, Bitches!