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A Lady in France : A Review

Jennie Goutet is not only my friend, but also the author of a brand new memoir: A Lady in France. Her book appealed to me on multiple levels, and I’ve always been drawn to Jennie’s openness and honesty when it … Continue reading

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My Inner Critic

From the second I wake up each morning until I fall asleep each night, I hear a running commentary in my head. It usually goes something like this: “You’re so freaking stupid. I can’t believe you did that.” “What is … Continue reading

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Anxiety & Depression & Kids Are Exhausting

Act I, Scene I:  Our kitchen. Backpacks, papers, folders, and lunch boxes are everywhere. We’ve been home from school for approximately 26 minutes. “Mommy, I’m done, can you please sign my homework?” Abby asks. “I wanna play outside.” “Yeah, just … Continue reading

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Just Write: Waving the White Flag

I’m linking up today with Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write.   the last few months have been really rough. it’s been a personal victory to come off of all those meds. to be rid of the evil benzos, to … Continue reading

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How Brave Are You?

I’m linking up today with Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write.   Many of you know I’ve been dealing with depression and withdrawal side effects from the medications I’ve been taking. It’s tough, but I’m staying strong. My husband … Continue reading

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This is the Face of Depression.

  I got this in a fortune cookie my husband and kids brought home for me last week. D took them out for Chinese when I wasn’t feeling so well, which I greatly appreciated. Hiding my feelings is ironically something … Continue reading

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The Courage to Call Myself a Writer: Stevie Huscroft

            Stevie, short for Stephanie, is a self-proclaimed coffee addict, wife, and mother to three fur babies that have taken over her heart and home.  A lover of words and yoga, she blogs at Joy … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Say, “I’m Sorry?”

          The tweet conversation continued with a few people, especially Jessica of @bernthis. The frustrating thing? Is that I’ve written about this before. Like, not that long ago. See: “I’m Not Sorry, January 2012 Edition.” Please note … Continue reading

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Withdrawal.

the fog creeps slowly over my unsuspecting brain; thoughts swim like lost fish, bob to the surface for a moment, then drift back down to the deep; sleep is fitful, starting out with a hoodie and pants, ending in sweat … Continue reading

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Sea of Solitary : Michael Lombardi

              In his own words, Michael Lombardi says: When I’m not defending the streets of Gotham under cover of night, I’m a stay-at-home dad to two dogs and one human. I’m in my early … Continue reading

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