Hope & Happiness, Mind & Body

OVERCOMING THE FEELING OF FAILURE

Failing at one thing can be the open doorway that we needed in order to see the opportunity on the other side that we had never considered; failure can many times provide us the strength and experience that was missing from our initial effort so that when we do get off the floor we are ready to charge ahead. Failure to properly manage a sudden financial reward in one instance can provide us that keen wisdom we need in order to ensure all goes well should such an opportune moment arise again. The failure of one marriage can very often lead a person to meet and marry their soul mate after the turmoil and madness of divorce before.

My Story, Pregnancy

HOW TO COPE WITH SEVERE ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

I guess it should be expected that after seven pregnancies in fourteen years I would have some form of failing ligaments - but nothing could have prepared me for the pain and discomfort that round ligament pain caused me during six of those seven pregnancies. My first experience with this nuisance was at 18 years… Continue reading HOW TO COPE WITH SEVERE ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

Hope & Happiness

MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT: FINDING YOUR SMILE DURING DEPRESSION

I get sad, I cry and I certainly have faced depression many more times than once; it is fricking horrible to say the very least! It comes and goes; usually triggered when balancing bills with a budget that can never seem to stretch far enough and because I am nuts about tidyness and I never… Continue reading MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT: FINDING YOUR SMILE DURING DEPRESSION

Hope & Happiness

PRACTICING PATIENCE: REDUCING STRESS A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME

Ever notice how the words "anxiety" and "depression" are almost always together? Being anxious can be very stressful, and consistent stress often leads to depression; and depression is not a cool place to be. Depression can happen to anyone no matter how happy they may appear; I know first-hand the hopeless, dark feeling that is… Continue reading PRACTICING PATIENCE: REDUCING STRESS A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME