Growing Younger

Ah, but I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now. –Bob Dylan Think you can’t grow younger? Think again. I want you to watch this video and listen to what this woman has to say. I’m not recommending her diet, but you can’t dispute her youngish vitality. I’m growing younger just watching the...
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Getting Over Victim Mentality

Getting over victim mentality isn’t like getting over a cold, which will last two weeks if you don’t treat it, and 14 days if you do. It’s more like this: You consciously have to realize you have it, and that’s not always apparent. Read yesterday’s post to get a feel for the idea, and decide if you actually have the syndrome. Next, assuming you decide you have this mentality, try to catch...
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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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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom