Category Archives: recovery

Being the Identified Patient II

I wrote this post a long time ago and so many of my readers seem to be struggling with this I wanted to rerun it. Dance everyone! If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well … Continue reading

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Building Your Own Life

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin. ~ Grace Hansen This post was written a year before the book was published and when Michael was well (I mention him at the bottom of the … Continue reading

Posted in grief, hobbies, life, loss, love, meetup.com, painting, ravelry.com, recovery, relationship, relationships, thought for the day | 12 Comments

On Dancing Out of Control

“When she is starved, a woman will take any substitutes offered, including those that, like placebos, do absolutely nothing for her, as well as destructive and life-threatening ones that hideously waste her time and talents or expose her life to … Continue reading

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On Rising Up From the Ashes

This was one of the first posts I wrote on the blog. I wrote the long saga of how the blog became a book over the past few days (under To Publication under pages, not that I expect anyone to … Continue reading

Posted in fear of abandonment, fear of loss, featured, GPYB3, grief, hurt, journaling, loss, love, rebound, recovery, relationships, resilience, sadness, success, tftd, thought for the day | 5 Comments

Being the Identified Patient II

I wrote this post a long time ago and so many of my readers seem to be struggling with this I wanted to rerun it. Dance everyone! If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well … Continue reading

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