S4 Episode 9:

According to the Oxford dictionary an addict is “a person who is addicted to a particular substance, typically an illegal drug.” Help guide.org states “Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registersContinue reading “S4 Episode 9:”

S4 Episode 7:

I have sat down and tried to write this episode over a dozen times. The words would flow and then they’d stop. How does one possibly sum up ten years into words? Ten years of missed milestones, ten years of laughter followed by tears. Ten years of working through grief, it’s a constant battle andContinue reading “S4 Episode 7:”

S4 Episode 3:

In April 2020 I got a call that no child wants to receive. A call from my mom that my dad was in a head on collision. Those words were all I needed to hear and I was headed to Red Wing. In my heart I knew it was useless because due to Covid noContinue reading “S4 Episode 3:”

S3 Episode 10:

It has been ten years since I spent a Christmas with Charlie. He loved everything about Christmas, including movies and parties. He’d sing the carol “Three Ships” until his throat hurt or until someone threatened to strangle him (that person was most likely me). A Charlie Brown Christmas was on repeat, he knew the linesContinue reading “S3 Episode 10:”

S3 Episode 8:

Growing up I was that girl in elementary school who sat in the hallway during the class’ Columbus Day discussion and craft project. Come November I took a seat in the hallway next to the jehovah witness kid during the class’ Thanksgiving party. It wasn’t because I was in time out nor was it doContinue reading “S3 Episode 8:”

S3 Episode 7:

Solo? I know that word can be scary or maybe it reminds you of your college days. I too was once a tippy cup champion and held that red solo cup high at bonfires by the shore. However solo shouldn’t scare you, it should instead energize you. In a relationship? Have a spouse or aContinue reading “S3 Episode 7:”

S3 Episode 5:

All it took was one ring and I do not mean the ring of my telephone. As in one perfectly round plastic ring laced with hormones that you insert into your vagina monthly, ring. In the blink of an eye the Nuvaring changed my life for the better. At first I didn’t feel that way.Continue reading “S3 Episode 5:”

Season 3

Love After Loss

There are many types of loss. Each loss type doesn’t have a guide book or road map, you have to navigate it yourself. Some have support groups and others just meet up at the bar to drink their sorrows away. When you leave a relationship you mourn the person you once were as you learnContinue reading “Love After Loss”

Getting Healthy: Mind, Body & Spirit

I have struggled with my weight most of my life and built up some bad habits that have been difficult to break. I am now in my mid-thirties and on the cusp of breaking that “I’m invincible” mentality.  I’m not young anymore, I have aches and pains, more recently I’ve had really bad migraines.  I’mContinue reading “Getting Healthy: Mind, Body & Spirit”