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Undercover Anger Can Hurt

Are you a hothead? Ever experienced steam from the ears, a blazing face or a torrent of words soon regretted? That’s it.   Just in case this is not you, be forewarned. Research reveals that hidden anger can be just as detrimental to your health as it is for the hotheads among us.   When […]

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Sewing Mends the Soul

  For years my family has harassed me for disappearing to my sewing room for hours at a time. I’ve been known to lap quilt during sporting events which always raises an eyebrow. Some call me a nitwit but I will not be dissuaded! It’s good for my mental health!   Lately I’ve been on […]

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Speaking of Mental Health….

My brain chemistry is wacky and I’m not alone. Will you help?   Great! So I was leaving the psychiatrists office yesterday gripped by the memory of how embarrassed I used to be coming and going from a mental health facility. I’ve always hated to appear weak or to be THAT “depressed” person people kindly […]

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Are You True to Yourself?

I’ll admit that I am still feeling guilty about the bags of Butterfinger Bites I ate over this past Spring Break. In addition to the hours of baseball games, sunbathing, and binge eating, I enjoyed rereading Charlotte Brontë’s classic, Jane Eyre. Now THAT girl was true to herself!   As the tragic man that she […]

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Lonely? Let’s Join Around the Campfire

I have been caught several times of late hiding in my own house. Other times I have been discovered parked in an empty lot – busy in my own car. When asked about my curious behavior I simply respond, “I’ve got a lot of things to get done and this way I can do them […]