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Words for Thanksgiving

You got it right. This is a cliche post about what I’m thankful for. So, it’s your choice. You can leave…and settle for me completely wasting your time…or you can read on about how I’m thankful I am….for everything. Gratitude. I think it’s the biggest determination of our attitude and what makes us “happy”. It’s … Read moreWords for Thanksgiving

The Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

I have been so lucky…the depression has been swept aside again (mostly). It’s a constant tug-a-war battle with the depression. There are good days, bad days, and mixed days. Heck, sometimes there are just days where I throw my hands up in the air and impatiently wait for a redo button to appear to try … Read moreThe Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

Bah, Easter!

by Martha Maggio aka Crafty B/poopiemcgoo 🙂 I really hate holidays. As a recovering food addict and post-surgery weight loss patient, I really deep-down hate holidays. Food-centric, contortions of celebration. Self-righteous self-indulgence. Every shred of meaning gets licked off the dish of holiness. Holidays hold no restraint or significance; they’re orgies, not feasts. Birthdays, Valentine’s, … Read moreBah, Easter!

Surviving Thanksgiving: Strategies for the Newly Divorced & Separated

Thanksgiving is the first “big” holiday my ex-wife, Caroline and I will share since separating last April, after 28 years of a mostly happy marriage. This year, a not-so-small army will attend. Besides our three daughters, Caroline’s five brothers and sisters, and their families, will join us. Along with my sister, her husband, and her … Read moreSurviving Thanksgiving: Strategies for the Newly Divorced & Separated