Universe will handle it…

It’s taken many years for me to realize that situations need to play out in their own time. I was too fixated on holding people accountable for the pain they’ve caused. Whether it was a prejudiced coworkers, one of my ex-husbands, or family members, I couldn’t move past the pain. 

Stressing Doesn’t Pay

“You don’t gain anything from stressing. Remember that.”
Anonymous 

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I needed to see this today. Preach! We’re three weeks into the new school year. Although it’s my 25th year, I still get anxious and nervous like I did when I first started teaching. The usual stressors— students, parents, and administrators—are always going to be part of the job.

HOWEVER…sometimes coworkers add the extra stress, especially disorganized ones.

Whinging and whining is not something I do everyday. During this last week I have become one of those “Whingers/Whiners.Continue reading

Quote: Time will heal…

“It’s all fine to say, ‘Time will heal everything, this too shall pass away. People will forget’ – and things like that when you are not involved, but when you are there is no passage of time, people do not forget and you are in the middle of something that does not change.”

John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
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Stalker Squirrel: He’s Back! 

Squirrel on tree branch chewing loudly on the branch.

When you have ADHD, you focus on anything and everything. Which means you might hear things people aren’t noticing…In this case it’s the squirrel from last weekend.

These NJ squirrels are getting on my nerves! Trying to watch the Chelsea/Burnley match in peace. He’s outside my window sharpening his teeth on the tree branch. It sounds as if he’s in my kitchen sanding my wood floors. Last week he was eating every nut in the courtyard while I was trying to read outside.There are thousands of tree branches, yet he had to find this one.

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Living with Depression: This Summer

I’ve been living with depression in 1999. It was a huge relief because now I knew I wasn’t going crazy.  When I heard Chester Bennington passed away last month, I was heartbroken. Bennington shared his experience living with depression. Yet, he lost his fight. He was only 41 years old. It feels as …

Sharon and Lisa: EastEnders (08.03.17)

Sharon and Lisa: EastEnders (08.03.17)

I’ve had some time to think about tonight’s two-part EastEnders episode. It was intense, emotional, and raw.

It was great acting by Lucy Benjamin (Lisa Fowler), Tilley Keeper (Louise Mitchell), Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell), and Letitia Dean (Sharon Mitchell) that made this storyline segment come to life.
It’s difficult to portray mental respectfully and accurately. Tonight’s episodes captured both the pain and indifference of watching a loved one suffer from mental illness. (In this case, the indifference and anger came from Phil.) What I found interesting was Sharon’s **transformation **throughout this story arc.Continue reading