On a regular day, the history of my mouth isn't something I even think about, but the moment I walk into a dental office, that familiar smell nearly knocks me to my knees with dread. Memories of countless times before, sitting anxiously in the waiting room, flipping through magazines, wishing I was a model with naturally perfect teeth, wishing … Continue reading A Life in the Dentist’s Chair
I would never admit to having too many creative outlets - to me there is no such thing. My struggle is finding the time to do them all.
Note: I wrote the first draft of this over two years ago and couldn't figure out where I was going with it. When I first began this blog I wrote a lot about my early childhood experiences, so this post goes back to that writing style, sort of. It is the first day of first … Continue reading Everybody’s Got Something
February is Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness month. Here's an interesting post from the NFED blog. #7 is interesting... where's everyone else hiding? 🙂
Here's a quick video I made this afternoon. I'd like to start incorporating more videos, so let me know what you think - and give me suggestions for what you'd like me to talk about! PS. Look for the feline photobomber at the end of the video!
Hello! Just a quick update to let you know that I am still alive, although rather tired. Earlier this week I took a quick trip to Chicago for work, but ended up stuck in the airport for nearly the whole day on Tuesday. I didn't get home until 1am, and I've been feeling pretty sluggish … Continue reading Calm on the surface, but paddling like mad underneath.
Some food for thought.
Dragging old baggage around with you can taint the most promising relationship. Living with someone who is carrying excess baggage can feel a little like walking on egg shells; never knowing what will trigger the next blow out. Since it is impossible for your partner to ever be perfect enough to not trigger your baggage, it is wise to unpack.
A few tips for unpacking your baggage are provided below:
1. Accept and release your anger. Accept that it is healthy to feel anger about negative experiences and losses. Accept that you feel angry for a reason, acknowledge that you have a right to feel how you feel. Then choose to deal constructively with your anger and find a way to release that feeling, rather than allowing it to turn to bitterness.
2. Rid yourself of reminders. Give back, give away, sell…
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