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June 18, 2013

13 Things I’ve Learned From Living in Florida

I can't believe that it was 10 months ago that I packed up all my belongings and shoved them into the back of my Mitsubishi. We left Delaware in the middle of the night, bound for sunny skies and palm trees. We didn't know what the future held, but there was excitement mixed in with the tears. And now here I am, sitting with a cold drink as the hot Florida sun beats down. 10…
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February 7, 2013

Alone on a Beautiful Beach

Today I sat on the beach and thought about my life. Just me. The waves crashing on the shore. The occasional sea gull. And my thoughts. Too often I let my thoughts and feelings get skewed by the people around me. If they are happy, I am happy. If they are afraid, I am afraid. If they are angry, I am angry. But this is my life. And these are my thoughts. And these are…
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November 8, 2012

21 Days

Can you change your life in 21 days? I plan to. Thanks to a little nudge from the one and only Deepak Chopra, I have decided to change my outlook on life in the course of 21 days. From this day forward, I am committing to writing every day (right here), meditating along with Deepak Chopra (on his 21 day meditation), and practicing yoga (for the ultimate self discovery). I'm going to take the time…
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November 7, 2012

Don’t Talk About It-Be About It

I've had my share of dark moments in this life and the past three days have been incredibly dark. A door has been closed, by no choice of my own, and now I am left to pick up the pieces. What hurts the most about this situation is that I have lost my mojo. I have allowed other people to guide my path and they have guided me in the wrong direction. I have struggled…
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September 7, 2012

A Hope, A Dream, and a Monkey Named Mr. Snuggles

This is Mr. Snuggles. He may not be a very big monkey but he is soft, and cuddly, and always has a smile on his face. We departed in the wee hours of the morning. The time of night even the owls don't stay up for. I spent the whole night crying, clutching Mr. Snuggles for support, he always knows how to make me feel right. It was the beginning of a new chapter, but…
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May 8, 2012

The Medicalization of Depression or How I Found a Window

Depression is not a furry blue blanket. It's not a cute cartoon or a lady with an adorable puppy running through a field of grass. Pharmaceutical companies have wrapped up the word "depression" into a pretty pink bow. Depression is big business. These companies have made depression into an enterprise. With flashy advertising, shifting and changing chemical ingredients, and manipulated doctors, the pharmaceutical companies are loving the word "depression" right now. They are praying on…
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November 23, 2011

Putting an End to Endo

I've been thinking a lot lately about the word "endometriosis." It's probably because I've been saying it more, and writing it, and spelling it, and having Microsoft Word tell me that it does not exist (thanks a lot Bill Gates!) As many of you know I was diagnosed with endometriosis earlier this year. My doctor recommended laparoscopic surgery (it's the only way to even be diagnosed with endometriosis) and so I went under the knife…
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