Relaxing is Stressful

I am not a hippie, but sometimes I play one….  As a cancer survivor, a veteran with a touch of ptsd, adhd, and ocd; I am open to alternative treatments.  And did you know you can actually stress yourself out, in the process of learning to ‘de-stress’?  I have read several books this year, but a couple changedContinue reading “Relaxing is Stressful”

Myeloma Update

The girls went to Johns Hopkins with me this time, and somehow I remembered these things much more painful during the process, but it is actually áfter’ a bone marrow biopsy to your hip that you ‘really’ feel what they did back there. I have attached a photo for people with my humor. They didContinue reading “Myeloma Update”

I’ve been thinking lately…

Like every 44 year old woman… I secretly love rap music (haha)… Welcome to my mind.  When OCD/ADHD shows up – I start listening and exercising, doing yard work, cleaning house and this prompts deep thoughts. Much of my present day life is spent isolating for hours at a time just to think about whatContinue reading “I’ve been thinking lately…”

Motherhood

*My 3 day roadtrip to Mississippi was an emotional energy rollercoaster that stayed inside my body 3 days prior, until maybe 3 days after.  *now compute that.   – My best friend rode along to make sure I did not snooze at the wheel, and… did not over-react like a crazy mom (externally). I neglected to factorContinue reading “Motherhood”

So, Now What?

“Why am I still here?” To be here – Add some health related issues… extreme adversity and you can really experience – Life… I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma at age 37, given 3-5 years, 5-7 years, and now at 44, and off chemo and in a remission – also told not to ever expectContinue reading “So, Now What?”

Take a Ride with me…

 I carry around a backpack that doubles as a family records filing cabinet.  Most days you can find me in a lobby waiting at any point.  I have time to learn a lot about myself and my children in all this ‘down-time’.  If a child is struggling with depression aggravated by an all-consuming-Eating Disorder… parents/caregiversContinue reading “Take a Ride with me…”