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Dark when I get up in the morning...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      2 comments

I haven't been online at Spark for awhile though I have been continuing to food journal, continuing weekly therapy sessions and for the most part taking pretty good care of myself. Now the summer is dwindling away and it's dark when I get up in... Read more
That old 2-step dance...
Thursday, August 02, 2012      5 comments

2 steps forward, one step back, or sometimes 1 step forward, 2 steps back... it's can be a little disconcerting at times when one already has balance issues. I've been having weekly therapy sessions and I do think they are very helpful to me, a... Read more
More on the Bus Monitor - Being Assertive for Oneself
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

I've continued to find myself reflecting on the bus monitor/verbal abuse by teens incident, and find additional responses in myself... talking with a close friend last week, more surfaced. My friend voiced similar response to Deb, the woman was... Read more
On the singular outrage re: Karen the Bus Driver & Dr Phil exhibition therapy...
Friday, June 29, 2012      5 comments

Right off the bat let me say that if you are a big Dr. Phil fan you will probably not like some of this posting. My beloved SO enjoys his show very much, and I know other folks who do as well. The past day or so I've been reflecting on a few a... Read more
Understanding versus DOING....
Friday, June 15, 2012      1 comments

6AM Woke up and feeling achy, lower back muscles a little wrenched from sitting in the car/driving L around all day yesterday on DMV/getting her new car back on the road business... my R knee especially is uncomfortable (though better), walking ... Read more
Back to the Proverbial Couch...
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      1 comments

The title of my blog today pokes fun at therapy, the old stereotype of Freudian analysts and patients on couches, but I am a firm believer in the benefits and healing, transformative possibilities of counseling. All told I've probably spent 15+... Read more
Feel upbeat today despite a new "wrinkle"
Thursday, March 29, 2012      2 comments

Don't feel sad today, I actually feel pretty good. That said, I do have a medical concern that's worrisome - last Friday I noticed some blood in my urine- I'm postmenopausal so that is not a good thing. Anyway, had some bleeding off and on ove... Read more
Feeling Sad... it's ok to FEEL it...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      4 comments

Pulled into the parking lot at work this morning with tears in my eyes, by the time I walked to the building and went in I headed straight for the ladies room where I cried. My boss's office is right next door, so I popped into her office, clos... Read more
Honesty as I start the day...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      0 comments

One thing writing here helps with, first thing in the morning, is to gather my thoughts and feelings, make a quick inventory or assessment of where I'm at, and working with my current state, do my best toward framing a positive attitude and some... Read more
Setting work aside to take in the weekend
Saturday, March 24, 2012      1 comments

Thank goodness for the weekend and opportunity to relax, unwind and regroup, renew myself for next week's challenges, especially during this stressful period we are just embarking on. I slept so much better last night than I have all week, kno... Read more
Some good news...
Friday, March 23, 2012      2 comments

A job lead my boss got thru a contact paid off for one of my staff, she interviewed yesterday and I followed up with an emailed reference, they called her this morning with a job offer, she starts in a week. I was so relieved that I had tears i... Read more
* finally hit the fan at work... tough times...
Friday, March 23, 2012      5 comments

This must be brief but I need to check in however briefly, and return later. Last Thursday my boss shared that one of our department programs is closing down - it's been on the precipice for the last few years so the news was not a shock. Sort... Read more
Down a bit and regrouping
Sunday, March 04, 2012      1 comments

Weighing in weekly now, Sunday mornings, and today I was down nearly 2 pounds from last week - I don't weigh more often than that, and I do find the accountability helps. It also helps provide some concrete information that's black and white, n... Read more
new tactics for the road... setting myself up to succeed!
Friday, March 02, 2012      3 comments

I've decided that some simple, new strategies are in order to help me on the journey, since I've been doing a lot of stumbling lately. One danger for me is getting stuck in my head, overanalyzing and distracting myself from the clearly essentia... Read more
Goals for Today
Friday, March 02, 2012      3 comments

Today is a new day, a new opportunity to make some progress in making goals that I can easily achieve, feel good about and build on towards a steady path centered on gaining greater strength, endurance, confidence and overall wellbeing. my ... Read more

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