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CANNIE50
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My new gym
Monday, June 06, 2016      14 comments

It's not crowded or hot or smelly. I don't have to wait for equipment or struggle to find a parking place. There's no joining fee or dues. There's usuall... Read more
Acceptance precedes real change....
Friday, April 01, 2016      11 comments

at least it does for me. Until I have truly accepted something, I'm not really able to make a significant change. If I remain in denial about a situation that bothers me, and just willfully try to control it or manipulate it, I basically just sp... Read more
Shades of Gray
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      10 comments

No, not "that" book, the one I haven't actually read because I heard the writing was wretched and that it was abuse gussied up as an erotic romance (but ... Read more
Ready, willing, and able?
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      7 comments

Making changes, for me, doesn't often begin with shame or disgust. There are times I've looked at some area of my life and thought "oh, Hell no, this is ... Read more
I am my own primary caregiver
Sunday, February 28, 2016      11 comments

So, I may as well do the job to the best of my ability. No one else wants the job of being my caregiver, nor should they. I want to be strong and healthy and independent as long as possible. When and if the time should someday come that I need h... Read more
I am my own primary caregiver
Sunday, February 28, 2016      0 comments

So, I may as well do the job to the best of my ability. No one else wants the job of being my caregiver, nor should they. I want to be strong and healthy and independent as long as possible. When and if the time should someday come that I need h... Read more
I am my own primary caregiver
Sunday, February 28, 2016      1 comments

So, I may as well do the job to the best of my ability. No one else wants the job of being my caregiver, nor should they. I want to be strong and healthy and independent as long as possible. When and if the time should someday come that I need h... Read more
Keeping my head straight
Saturday, February 27, 2016      8 comments

I've struggled with the willingness to commit to SP again just as I've struggled with the willingness to do lots of healthy activities. A long period of ... Read more
Role models
Monday, December 21, 2015      16 comments

I was "talking" (via SP comments) with a friend I admire. We are both on the verge of turning 60. Well, I'm actually 56 1/2 (can you tell I spend time wi... Read more
Struggle forward
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      16 comments

I am a confirmed struggler. Very few things come easily to me. Talking, eating, reading, writing...these things come a bit more easily to me than other areas of my life. Speaking of other areas of my life, I can tell you that since I last checke... Read more
safe place to spill
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      12 comments

I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately. I am a person blessed with good friendships, both here and in my daily life. At some point in my 30's I began to let go of more difficult friendships that left me feeling worse about myself and m... Read more
Hawaii 2-oh- two
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      14 comments

My husband's old friend is getting married in Hawaii, in June, and he booked us a trip (and then told me about it but that is a different story, and I am deciding to be grateful for the trip, instead of being annoyed that he did not check with m... Read more
stress and chaos
Thursday, April 02, 2015      15 comments

I still meet with a therapist but only every few weeks now. At our last session, my kind and empathetic therapist said something that really struck a chord with me. "Stress is the perfect breeding ground for regression." I had been disappointed ... Read more
big fat truths
Monday, March 30, 2015      17 comments

The truth is, I am feeling big and fat and very uncomfortable. The truth is, I am tired of telling you this, Sparkly people. The truth is, I am more comfortable feeling like I am being a bit inspiring and encouraging than I am feeling... Read more

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