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Step 8: Steps 12

Is there a word for being grateful that you aren’t something, but then finding out that you are? I remember when I was a kid, I was soooo glad that I didn’t have allergies. I just had a cold for eight years. Seriously.  I thought I just caught a cold and never got rid of […]

Let it Go, Let it Go, Let it Go

I think this is not going to be one of the merriest Christmases. I already knew that, what with the lack of money, lack of friends, lack of family… Sigh. But then I started the 2010 Authentic Threads Holiday Challenge and my mom decided to come visit, and I started to get excited about the […]

Step 7: Rest

My friend called me today to tell me how she was doing.  I was tempted not to call back because I was so busy. Busy! Isn’t it funny how we create realities for ourselves and then become slaves to our own creations? I ate some lunch, took a deep breath, climbed in my bed, and […]

Step 6: Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Tonight after a day full of much rushing about and getting and spending, I have paused to ask my Inner Wisdom what to do next. Thoughts: I’m sneezing and  my nose is clogged, as usual. My lungs hurt. I’ve been getting tired early. I have chronic asthma and its really flaring up lately.  This is […]

A Sleighfull of Free Christmas Music Downloads

I’m not listing my favorite Christmas songs this year, as I’ve done in the past. But I’m not going to be a total Grinch about Christmas music this year either. Here are some great places to download FREE! LEGAL! Christmas and other winter holiday songs: 1. The Great 3hive You can find all kinds of […]

Unexpected Gifts

Day 7 of I’m-Going-To-Have-A-Festive-Holiday-Season Goll Darnit! Whatever it takes! Festivus is us! Today, I’ve been working on getting the house spiffed up. This is one of those ginormous projects that I ask myself in the middle of it, WHAT am I doing? Do I really want to be doing this? But I’ve been going forward, […]

Step 5: Ask Your Inner Wisdom

Day 6 of Get-Me-Through-The-Holidays-Without-Severe-Depression and all is going… fine. I’ll take fine. The Inner Mean Girl Reform School reccomends noticing what your inner critic/inner mean girl is saying, and then pausing and asking your Inner Wisdom what it has to say. This morning I tried it. Inner Mean Girl: You woke up late. You didn’t […]