“PTSD! Thou Art a Heartless Bitch”

I talk about PTSD on another page here titled ‘Dysfunction Junction’. On that page is where I explore the “HOW” it came about, but I’d like to talk about something else. What it’s like living with it and how it likes to peek out and remind me that it’s still there like TODAY. First things […]

You’re Already Detoxing

That illustration is of the human liver. It’s a fascinating organ and does all kinds of really cool stuff. It produces bile which helps carry away waste and break down fats in the small intestine during digestion. I think that one’s self explanatory. It converts glucose, aka. sugar, into glycogen for storage that can be converted […]

It’s That Time of Year Again!

The lung fairy visited me this year! I made it through Halloween and got to participate in a great deal of fun before the ole lungs threw up the white flag, and my inhalers started becoming ineffectual. Yeah, asthma can be a real bitch, but that’s life. Now that the wind has picked up and […]

Letting Go of EGO

  Recently, I’ve had two friends approach me about personal training – specifically, training me. I was struck with several different thoughts. One: “Am I one of many that they’ve approached while trying to build business?” Two: “Did they forget that I used to do this for a living?” Three: “Did they forget that I have a […]

Whatever you do… DON’T DROP IT!

Recently, I replaced this The HTC One X With this The Nokia Lumia 920. There, that’s better. Center alignment gets on my nerves after a while. Anyway, I loved the HTC until it started dropping the network connection requiring a restart (or reboot for you IT fans). I notified AT&T (and, no, I don’t care […]

Sports, Coaching, and the Yelling Myth

Sunday, my husband and I went to watch our 10 y/o nephew’s football game. We were really proud of how he put everything he had into every play we watched. What I wasn’t too proud of was how one of the coaches was constantly yelling and seemingly losing his temper. No, I’ve never been a […]

Balance Sheet

I had a fantastic time piling up the injuries I sustained in figure skating. Most of the arthritic and mobility issues I deal with, now as an adult, are a direct result of skating as it was when I was directly a part of the sport. So, I have a lengthy “Balance Sheet” of injuries […]

Compassion for Myself, too?

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha-   Why is this such a novel concept to me? I may have written this before… or you’ve heard me say it… “If I heard someone talking to another person the way my mental dialogue talks to me, I […]

The ADHD/ADD Trade-off

When I was in 2nd grade (yes, I can remember back that far in detail… even further if you really want to know), I began to have trouble keeping up with my schoolwork. It wasn’t that I didn’t understand it or that I was just lazy. Finishing it was the problem. Lucky for me, I […]


This is not the life I would wish for any dog. ESPECIALLY MY DOGS! I went to see the allergist today to discuss my test results. When we got further down the list of things I’m allergic to and Dog Dander came up, he said the same thing to me that another doctor had earlier […]