Victim Mentality Quiz

Do you suffer from victim mentality? I found this quiz on ivillage by someone named cl_itskendra. I apologize to Kendra, but I don’t know your full name, so I cannot give you proper credit. I thought these questions worthy of passing on to my readers. How many of these characteristics apply to you, dear reader? 1. I frequently believe that others have wronged me. 2. I often feel powerless to...
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Dealing with Grief

There have been three major times in my life when I have dealt with overwhelming grief. The first was the death of my 49-year-old father when I was a teenager. Then came the divorce from my children’s father. I was 36. The most recent was the onset of my then 20-year-old son’s mental illness, with its accompanying tumult. You may be familiar with the 5 stages of grief, but I have listed them...
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Goodbye Work, Hello Life!

Gone are the days of the gold watch for faithful workers who are retiring after 40 years of service to the same company. You may have switched careers and locations numerous times in those 40 years before you said goodbye to work. But now you are free! Hello life! Hello? For some of us, the transition to becoming a social security recipient is joyous indeed. All of our lives we have looked...
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The Seeds in Your Heart: Let’s Get Blooming!

By the time you’re my age–that is, you are a Social Security recipient–you would think that most of your blooming has already taken place. This was not the case with me, however. The seeds in my heart that had been lying dormant have now started to grow. In fact, a few of them have turned into plants and are now blooming. If you’ve ever thought you might be a late bloomer, you probably are, just...
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Argumentative People

Do you like to argue? I have a theory about argumentative people. They argue because they get a certain pleasure out of being right. I have known people who would argue with me about practically anything I said. I consulted an online dictionary and found this definition of argumentative: Fond of or given to argument and dispute. It is the fond of part of the definition that I find most...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom