Seizing Control

A couple of weeks ago I shared a post in hopes that openly talking about my struggles with anxiety would help someone else new to this helpless feeling during these times of strife. The response to that post and the follow-on posts have been tremendous. Thank you, readers! If you need to get caught up, …

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Let’s Get Physical

For anyone following along with my series on what I have to offer by way of how I’ve learned to deal with upheaval in my life, you’ll be all caught up. For those who might be behind, or who’ve missed the initial post on how one day I totally lost my shit, you can find …

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Oh, Happy Spa Day!

This is the third installment of my posts relating to the first one I shared on losing my shit, watching other people lose their shit, and trying to figure out what to do to help. In case you missed that, you can find it HERE and the second follow on post HERE. In my last …

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Writing it Out

In case you missed it, I shared quite a bit about me on Monday and wanted to follow on that post with a few more about all the tools I have in my toolbox to help me work through stress and anxiety. Today, let’s talk about the writing. Something many people don’t know or realize …

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The Search for Peace

Our world is in upheaval. And I’m sitting back watching people lose their shit. And I’m wondering, how do I help? What do I have to share that’ll be beneficial? How much of myself do I give up? How much of myself am I willing to share? I’m no stranger to upheaval. In fact, I’ve …

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I’ve Got Nothing…

I didn’t even realize today was the first Wednesday, or Wednesday at all, until I just happened to check my site and find I had comments on an old post which could only be coming from some of the IWSG folks. I’m so sorry for not having something new up and ready, and thank you …

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The Wave of the Future #WWBC

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air, and exercise.”—Thomas Edison Definitely a light bulb moment! Welcome, everyone, to the weekly blog challenge hosted by the great folks over at Long and Short Reviews. This week’s topic: exercise I enjoy. Unfortunately, …

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It is What We Make It #thevinesinmylife

Being a military wife for so long, I learned a few hard truths about my world and the way things work in it. One of the most important of those things being friendships. When you have to cut your roots short and replant yourself every few years, it makes for a pretty disjointed garden. People …

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Dirty Words…

I remember when I first came into this industry several years ago, I hadn’t even considered using a pen name until the editor who’d decided I was worthy of a try at this thing contacted me and asked me what name I’d be writing as. I felt rather pressured to come up with something on …

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The Art of Appreciation

Here we are just a few days away from November and I find myself wondering where in the world the year went. Granted, we’ve had a busy year around MarshFox Manor, but grits and gravy, friends, I truly cannot understand where the last ten months flew away to. That being said, with November will come …

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