Coming to Grips With Mental Illness

Coming to Grips With Mental Illness

Five years ago I thought my youngest son Sam was going to sail through high school, and go off to college on a full scholarship. Whip smart, he seemed to succeed at nearly everything he attempted. School came easily to him, earning all A’s. A natural athlete, Sam...
Focused Intensity

Focused Intensity

Work for me, any kind of work, whether it be school, a job, whatever – has never been something I have been able to take on in a casual or laid back manner. When I’ve got a job to do, there is an intensity and pressure that takes over. It is pretty much all...
Beauty Beneath

Beauty Beneath

Every time I hear about a female being raped, molested or sexually abused, I feel a deep sadness for her because I know that something vital has been altered within her being. Initially I wanted to say that something was destroyed but I am not sure it is destroyed....
The Narcissist In Me Sees the Narcissist In You

The Narcissist In Me Sees the Narcissist In You

Life has been beating me up lately. For years I felt I had been treated unfairly. You did this so me, you destroyed my life, you destroyed our family. I was all about blame. Blaming the other person absolved me from any wrong doing. Blaming the other person kept me...
Stuck

Stuck

Stuck. I so wish I could wave a magic wand and magically be transported to a new life, a life where I am not tethered to my husband, a life where I have learned to stand on my own and achieved true independence. The decision to split was made a little over a year ago...