Out of the Closet (Formerly published as “I Hate You Bud Lite Lime-A-Rita”)

I had previously published this under an anonymous name on another blog I had created to talk about this subject of alcoholism. A subject which I am very familiar with. Now I am finally in a place where I am no longer denying and hiding. I hate you, Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita. I hate that you […]

BLOG FOR MENTAL HEALTH 2014 PROJECT

“I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2014 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.”   […]

Sticks and Stones

Remember that old children’s rhyme? …………but words will never hurt me? As an overly sensitive empath, I find myself feeling hurt quite frequently by words. Mostly by words in social media comment streams. Perhaps I’m just old, but today’s main method of communicating thoughts and ideas, moved from the private pages of a personal journal […]

Kids on The Spectrum and Their Affect On A Marriage

My husband and I will celebrate 31 years of marriage in November. It was debatable for a short time between our 29 and 30th anniversaries that we would actually reach the 30th. As in all relationships, passion is cyclical. Job stress, children’s needs, financial stressors, and caring for aging parents can and does put great […]

My mother’s eulogy

Today is the one year anniversary of my mom’s death. In tribute to her, I am copying the eulogy I wrote and gave at her memorial service. Nancy Derbyshire- Born March 27, 1942, died July 25, 2012 For those of you who personally knew my mother, no explanations are necessary, nothing I can tell you […]

Surfacing~Healing After a Major Depressive Episode

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