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 6:

I am no stranger to therapy. I am the queen of acting happy when my world is falling apart. For years my coping mechanism was stuffing my feelings in my back pocket and acting like nothing happened. This worked, until it didn’t. One day my pocket got a hole in it and my feelings fellContinue reading “S3 Episode 6:”

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:”

S3 Episode 3:

I have been to more funerals than weddings. I have written more eulogies than I have maid of honor speeches. I have said see you later more times than I care to count. It seems this life I’m living is riddle with loss on all sides of the line. That loss hits especially hard whenContinue reading “S3 Episode 3:”

S3 Episode 2:

A part of me wants to be mad at the first three fertility clinics I went to. Like someone along the way should have picked up on the fact that I might possibly have endometriosis plus a side of adenomyosis. Yet no one did and so they shoved me into their one size fits allContinue reading “S3 Episode 2:”

Season 3

It’s a new era!

Listen NOW on Apple Podcast If you’ve been around a while you know Maybe Swearing Helps started out as a duo. Well with all good duos, sometimes they split and go there separate ways. And that is perfectly ok. Because you still have me AJ aka your Minnesota BFF. I realize that life isn’t alwaysContinue reading “It’s a new era!”

{Adulting}

Shitty things happen to good people. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, the shit comes along with the good. It’s a cycle. Our lives ebb and flow, it’s up to us to find the beauty in the disaster. it’s up to us to find the lesson in the struggles. And once weContinue reading “{Adulting}”

Leaders For Life

Participating in Leaders for Life is important to me because in 2009 I became the very survivor I was advocating for. My father, his broken heart saved mine. In 2002 my Dad survived a sudden cardiac arrest and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Because he survived, I decided to give back and in collegeContinue reading “Leaders For Life”

Leaders for Life: Women’s Heart Health

Before October 22nd 2009 I had no idea what a pulmonary embolism was nor did I care. To me that was something that happened to the elderly and at 26 it didn’t even touch my radar. My radar was off. I was 26 years old when the doctors gave me the news that I hadContinue reading “Leaders for Life: Women’s Heart Health”