Perfectionism is not perfect. Perfectionism is not kind. Perfectionism will not release me, But cause me to lose my mind. I am caught in a web of good, better, best. What will people say? What will I do? Worry worry worry away the whole day through! Perfectionism isn’t perfect How can you say? Perfectionism isContinue reading “Perfectionism Is Not Perfect”
Category Archives: mental health
Ah Yes, Blogging…
So, I started out wanting to do the extra post on Wednesday, but then failed to post on Thursday, my normal posting day. So, here it is, Friday, and yeah…no post. I decided to do a family update. Child #1 is doing well, making her way in the world and no longer living at home.Continue reading “Ah Yes, Blogging…”
A Trauma Journal
I was recently intrigued by the thought of a trauma journal. It’s not that I haven’t heard of journaling for years and years, but this struck a different chord. It was a drawing journal. Ooh! Drawing! I love to draw. Ok, maybe I’m not professional at it, but I do love to draw, and evenContinue reading “A Trauma Journal”
What do you like to do for fun in the summer? We like to visit water parks and theme parks. We have a pass that gets us into two water parks and a theme park, of which we are making good use. Today we visited a water park and the theme park. We started outContinue reading “Summer Fun!!!”
A Family Mental Health Update
It has been brought to my attention that at least one of you (Shout out to Tamara!!!) want to know what’s up with our family (and our mental health!) So, here you go! Not having a home is very challenging, especially when it comes to mental health. Child #3 is still taking his pills, butContinue reading “A Family Mental Health Update”
Who’s Watching the Watchers?
Since May is Mental Health Month and I have been ruminating about this for a while, I just thought I would share something that is near and dear to me. I think we have a problem in this country (the US) with mental health care. Not just for adults, but especially for children. I haveContinue reading “Who’s Watching the Watchers?”
A Rainbow Promise & Chocolate Sauce
The other day we had a pretty strong storm here in Wisconsin. However, when the clouds moved East, the sun shined in the West and a beautiful rainbow appeared. It reminded me of that very first rainbow and the promise that went along with it. God has not abandoned us, even though the mortgage companyContinue reading “A Rainbow Promise & Chocolate Sauce”
Abused, Abuser, Abuses
Early this morning I was preparing a speech that I plan to give at a meeting of abused women. I have told our story countless times; to doctor’s, therapists, nurses, friends, to my children’s schools. I have pondered the idea of writing down every detail, so that when doctor’s leave or therapists move on, IContinue reading “Abused, Abuser, Abuses”
Has Spring Sprung?
This morning, driving along a country road (we have a lot of those where I live!) I saw my first red-winged blackbird of the year! Then I saw another and another. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know that this is the bird that my family looks for asContinue reading “Has Spring Sprung?”
Will Anything Help?
Back a couple of years ago, when my world with Child #3 was imploding, I was told by an HHS worker that nothing was going to change for them. This child would always be handicapped and basically, that I better get over having any hope for anything else. I was devastated. The thing was, andContinue reading “Will Anything Help?”