How are you doing? Seems like a loaded question nowadays. My automatic answer has usually been "Fine", but that's a lie. I'm not fine. I am a generally positive person with pretty intense anxiety. I take medication to help me manage day-to-day. I'm not shy about it, but I also don't shout it from the rooftops. Maybe now is the right time to do that though, so people struggling know that ... Read More about How are you doing, really?
Are you the type of person that's great at conquering your to-do list every day? If so, I may need your help because I am just the opposite. I like to write everything down, but once it's down and out of my head, I tend to procrastinate on the big things that need to get done. The big things, I've discovered, are really just the tasks that require multiple steps. On my list, they only ... Read More about 4 Strategies For Conquering Your To-Do List: Breaking big tasks into smaller chunks
This weekend, while sitting at the table with friends, they were asking me questions about my blog. I’m always happy to answer, but one of my boys piped in for me, “It’s where she gives people advice for all the things she doesn’t do.” I was mortified that that is how my son sees me. But I’ll get back to that later. I started this blog to write about my own experiences. The advice I give is ... Read More about Keeping promises to ourselves
I remember that feeling before I started dating my husband. The anticipation while I waited for him to walk into the room. The excitement when I walked into a class and saw him there already. My husband and I started dating at 18 years old. By the time we were 36, we had been together for ½ our life. Throw kids into that mix and it’s so easy to forget where you started. There have been many ... Read More about Remembering the Beginning
10 years ago, in June 2008, our life changed. My husband noticed a lump on his neck while he was shaving. He put off having it checked out for a few weeks. But he knew something wasn’t right and got in touch with his doctor. After that, everything moved VERY quickly. Within a day, x-rays, scans and even a needle biopsy were done. Within a week, a surgical biopsy was done and then we waited for ... Read More about 10 years since my husband’s last chemo treatment