Swim Buddy

Tonight I was done being an adult.  I pushed myself through several tough things and I was done.  Enter my sister.  My Dad, who she cares for, experienced trouble with his land line phone.  Batteries were needed, I had some.  When she came over, I whined that I was done with being an adult but…

Team Never Quit

Yup, Navy Seals Team Never Quit came out of the Froglogic page and yes I follow them on Facebook.  From them I learned about the importance of building a team.  One of the difficult things about child abuse is the abuser will isolate the child and imply that they are alone.  That no one will…

Smiling depression

The title of the article caught my attention right away, which it is supposed to do. 15 Things Only People With ‘Smiling Depression’ Understand I remember talking to my first counselor and complaining that my doctor told me I was depressed and didn’t know it.  He smiled and gently asked, “Do you ever feel angry…

Name that emotion

One of the challenges I experienced was dissociation.  I separated myself so completely from my emotions that I could not name what I felt at any given time.  Much of the time I felt gray…..I spent months taking pictures of gray trying to find the one the exemplified how I felt. After hundreds and hundreds…

If I….

I never think on a grand scale.  I am doing good to get myself together at the beginning of the day and make it through without making a mess of something.  Life is like that for me. However, IF I wanted to think on a grand scale and create a curriculum to help prevent suicide…

Too Much

Sometimes when I am invited to share, I share too much.  I forget how tough some of my life was and how bad it can sound to someone else.  It was “normal” for me and I don’t notice until I watch someone else’s reaction.  I joke that I have a PhD in hard knocks.  I…