When I was a psychotherapist, one of the homework assignments I would give my adult patients was to have them write their own obituary. I know this sounds like a strange assignment, but many people who are stuck, depressed, unsure or angry can benefit. The obituary should be written as if it would be placed in the local paper or perhaps read at your funeral. It can be a very … [Read more...] about How Do You Want to be Remembered?
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I confess. I might be in over my head. Anyone with kids has their hands full, but for me, having three kids is a bit more difficult than I had anticipated. I love each of my kids dearly, but the three of them together can be more than I can handle at times. They push me damn near the point of no return just about every single day. There is never a point in time when one of … [Read more...] about 8 Things That Happen When You Have Three Kids
So you have done it. You have personally been responsible for keeping a child (or children) alive. That in itself is an amazing feat since just a few years prior you could barely even be held accountable for doing your own laundry. Now your kids are begging and begging (did I mention the constant begging?) for you to get a puppy. Although you may not be thrilled about the idea, … [Read more...] about Why Puppy Rearing Is More Difficult Than Raising A Child
To start at the beginning, read Chapter 1: Abby's Crap News - AKA My "Journey" With Cancer OK, so I definitely have breast cancer. No more loopholes, no more undone tests or incomplete test results. The MRI, thankfully, showed no cancer on the left side. And the pathology reports from the biopsy were, all things considered, positive. As I wrote in a group email to … [Read more...] about Chapter 2: Five Stages of Whatever