Tag: survivor

Embracing the Muck: Survivors Parenting

At this point in my life, when the “reminders” come they don’t take my breath or presence of mind like they once did.  I automatically look around whatever room I’m in and notice who I am with.  I pay attention to the sights, sounds, smells and breathe deeply.  After a couple of decades of practice, keeping myself “here

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Dancing with my Demons while Parenting

I am not October’s biggest fan.  I love fall.  I love the cool mornings, windows open all night, foliage, the crunch of leaves under my feet.  I enjoy running with less heat and humidity.  The kids play outside more.  We go outside and look at the stars every night before bed.  Everything starts smelling like pumpkins and apples. 

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A Survivor-Mom’s Gratitude for Maya Angelou

“The idea of overcoming is always fascinating to me. It’s fascinating because few of us realize how much energy we have expended just to be here today. I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for the overcoming.“ – Maya Angelou I was introduced to Maya Angelou like many of us, as a high school student

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