LTYM Chicago 2016: We Did It!

May 2, 2017

You read that right. This is about LTYM Chicago 2016. I started writing sometime after the show, one year ago yesterday, about the incredible experience that was Listen to Your Mother Chicago 2016. I would add things to it now and then, getting pretty far with my post, but never finished or shared it until […]

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prAna: Mindfully Made

April 18, 2017

Definition of PRANA plural -s : a life breath or vital principle in Vedic and later Hindu religion : any of the three or more vital currents : the principle of life moving in the human body Origin and Etymology of PRANA Sanskrit prāṇa, literally, breath, from pra- before, forward + aniti he breathes — […]

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Remembering Molly (9 years) ~ Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

April 17, 2017

Happy 9th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Another year around the sun. Another year since you were here. It’s been 9 years since I carried you. 9 years since you were born and died. 9 years since your family held you in our arms. And no matter how much time passes, you are never far from […]

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Ten Years in Ten Words

April 10, 2017

Ten years (a decade) ago today, on April 10, 2007, I began blogging. And it’s my golden blogoversary! On past blogoversaries I have shared things that I have learned from blogging and five years ago, since my blogoversary fell on the second Tuesday of April, I chose “Blogoversaries” to be the Time Warp topic for that month. Four Years ago I decided to […]

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#MicroblogMondays: Week 1 is Done

March 27, 2017

Today I will start with 1/3 of the dose I had been taking. I began stepping down off of my medication for anxiety last week. Week 1, during which I took 2/3 of the dose, went well. I am hyper aware of my emotions, trying to see if I notice significant differences or side effects. […]

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Stepping Down

March 23, 2017

I’ve been considering this for awhile. I’ve consulted with loved ones, as well my therapist and PCP. I’ve been mindful of my daily activities, interactions, relationships, triggers and stressors, trying to imagine how they might feel differently. And I’ve come to a decision. After over 3 years taking Fluoxetine (a.k.a. Prozac), an antidepressant that has […]

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