Category: Moving Forward

Triple Shot Thursday *Songs You Can’t Forget*

I remember these songs like yesterday. There was a large poster of Shawn Cassidy on the wall next to Donny Osmond. I hope you enjoy the classics this week. Have a great weekend.  M


Putting the Brakes on ‘Emotional Eating’

Feb. 22, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Putting the Brakes on ‘Emotional Eating’ By Julie Davis HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many of us make choices about whether to eat healthy or not-so-healthy foods based on whether we’re in a good or not-so-good mood. When a bad mood strikes, we often tend to reach for junk food. And that can … Read More Putting the Brakes on ‘Emotional Eating’

The Day I Stopped Hating Myself

Originally posted on autismthoughts:
I started realizing a little over two years ago just how much I hated myself. Prior to that I thought that I liked myself for the most part but just had some self esteem issues. After suggestions from some friends to make my new year’s goal to love and take care of myself, I realized just how hard this was…

Interview With Christine Clayfield Author Of “No Forth River”

I’m trilled to take part in the Blog Tour for Christine Clayfield’s first novel “No Fourth River”. Christine its great to talk with you this morning. Let’s jump in. Your novel “No Fourth River” is incredibly personal. Starting with the brutal abuse from your father to all the siblings. What convinced you now was the right time to write your story? There are four influencing factors that made … Read More Interview With Christine Clayfield Author Of “No Forth River”

Triple Shot Thursday *New Tunes*

I love each artist picked this week. James Bay’s “Pink Lemonade” is a great example of transformation of music style. Imagine Dragons never disappoint, the are worth watching on YouTube to watch the live shows. One Republic is a breath of fresh air, they play many style of music and their in my top one hundred. Have a great weekend.  M

Lyme Journal Entry Eleven *Lyme Winning Me..Mad As Hell*

Originally posted on Looking For The Light:
Wild Warrior Hair Four months ago I wrote the last Lyme Journal Entry. I thought my strength would allow me to blog thru the illness. Then the 5-6 month point turned my life upside down and it’s been hell. I fired Lyme doctor and not taking meds at this time. I know many are wondering why the…


Lyme Progress #3 *What Lyme Left Behind ?*

Chronic Lyme can leave behind other chronic illnesses, many little things, my body is still evolving. I had IV Infusion Treatment, high levels of antibiotics which destroyed, my skin’s protective barrier. My outside limit is 5-10 minutes then its second degree burns. Who needs to use the pool? My doctor said my skin will always be an issue. Great! I’m a Cancer Water Baby, vacation … Read More Lyme Progress #3 *What Lyme Left Behind ?*


Originally posted on TheFeatheredSleep:
From formless She Carries the strength of her foresisters The weight of her thighs Weighs rivers swell In tip and measure She Defends the feeding babe Climbs her own knot of thorns With quills in her back And knife wounds smiling Her breasts leak Her center of gravity is the iron mantle Set like a spinning throne in Earth’s center…

Triple Shot Thursday *When They Were Young.*

Have a great weekend. The old Rock & rock called me this week. I hope you enjoy. Leave a comment in the comment section with your request. Let me spin a tune for you. M

Triple Shot Thursday *Tom,Eddie,Stones* So Good!

I hope you enjoy the Hotline Picks this weeks. Have a great weekend.  M  

“Crazy and insane” comments from an NRA spokeswoman

Originally posted on Shedding Light on Mental Illness:
After watching the CNN town hall meeting held in Florida regarding the terrible school shooting tragedy, I was disheartened to hear the NRA spokeswoman use such terms as “crazy, insane, monstrous.” The acts of the shooter were incomprehensible. But those of us who live with mental illness should never be lumped into a small group of…

Triple Shot Thursday *Phil, U2, Whitney* Can’t Miss!

The request line produced three great videos. Pick up request line and let your tune be heard. Leave request in comment section of post. I love to spin for you. Have a great weekend.  M  U2 Awesome version of filming video for “The Streets Have No Name” in CA


I Have Bipolar And I Am Not Violent

Reblogged from our friend Amy Gamble at I had an opportunity to teach a group of school teachers about mental illness. After last weeks Florida school shooting I was prepared for questions about mental illness and violence. It’s beyond sad this is an ever occurring topic. But what happens to those of us who live with a mental illness when the public, […] via … Read More I Have Bipolar And I Am Not Violent


Safe Dating Tips For Teens

RAINN SEXUAL ASSAULT Safe Dating Tips for Teens FEB 05, 2018 February is teen dating violence awareness month. For teens and those new to dating, it can be difficult to identify signs of an abusive relationship. The warning signs that a teen has been sexually assaulted or abused can easily blend in with the everyday struggles teens face as they learn how to relate to their … Read More Safe Dating Tips For Teens


Where’s Waldo, Where’s The Reblog Button?

After chatting with WordPress Support about the Reblog button not working, I learn they already know and no completion date is given. From my own experience not everyone is effected. Here’s a link I was given to show tracking process. I asked if the link included a completion date I received no answer. We are tracking it here: WP.comTue, Feb 20, 9:00 PM … Read More Where’s Waldo, Where’s The Reblog Button?


How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

National Public Radio February 18, 20186:11 AM ET CORY TURNER Twitter Look up from this screen right now. Take a look around. On a bus. In a cafe. Even at a stoplight. Chances are, most of the other people in your line of sight are staring at their phones or other devices. And if they don’t happen to have one out, it is certainly … Read More How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

“Your Song” Blog Party! *Everyone is Welcome*

Bad Company has been a favorite since a teenager, it’s no surprise they are my favorite band. Before I play a video, there is a story connected. I went to see Bad Company in my twenty’s, during the show I kept hearing they were going to the Hard Rock Cafe (back when it was cool). After the show I went straight to Hard Rock. I ate … Read More “Your Song” Blog Party! *Everyone is Welcome*

Triple Shot Thursday *Jackson 5, Micheal & Prince* WOW!

Enjoy the oldies! Have a great weekend. Melinda      


Lyme Progress #2 It Takes a Village

After leaving my LYME Doctor in DC, I had to compile a team of doctors who could keep me well. This was not the easiest process. Here are the doctor’s I’ve met with so far. General Practitioner Endocrinologist Internal Medicines Cardiologist One step I took with my GP is 30 minute appointments. I haven’t seen him in six years, trust takes time when you … Read More Lyme Progress #2 It Takes a Village


TMI tag

  ashleyleia from http://www.MentalHealth@Home.wordpress tagged me for TMI tag.  So, here we go: Q: What is your favorite show? Blind Spot Q: What is your favorite band? Bad Company Q: Something you really miss. Peace Q: Where do you go when you are sad? Bed Q: Have you ever been in a physical fight? Yes, winning most. Q: What is your favorite color? Green … Read More TMI tag

Triple Shot Thursday *A Few of My Favs*

Every generation has its superstars, these songs were released at a critical point in my life. I was on the fence about being a drug addict, not finishing school, getting married a 13 years old or going straight and leaving the past behind. I made the right and best decision for me. I hope you enjoy the music, maybe it will bring a few … Read More Triple Shot Thursday *A Few of My Favs*


You Behind the Illness-told in 4’s

Thank you Alyssa from Fighting MS Daily, Everyone has a story, Alyssa is no different. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 19 years old. That’s a life changing blow for anyone. She moves forward, in her 30’s and a strong advocate for MS and all Chronic Illnesses. Thank you for the invite. Four places I’ve lived: Texas Texas Texas Texas Four places … Read More You Behind the Illness-told in 4’s

The silent strength

Originally posted on TheFeatheredSleep:
Take out the trash And as you bend to pick up stray leaves You see him standing beneath his grief He wears it heavy like winter wool, boiled in tears As a man, he doesn’t have the ways of expressing All those pent up cries For so long, he was his only resource Clamboring into himself even further A boy…


Originally posted on Return of Dragons:
I parked in a small lot behind the building and paused to compose myself. The rhythmic thump of my heartbeat in my ears grew louder as I stepped out into the heat. The ramp to the double glass doors was a tunnel collecting the roar of traffic and distant construction. A fine sheen of sweat collected on my…

Double Shot Thursday *Country Young Love*

I remember the days. Looking back, things worked out for the best. Request Line is open 24X7, comment section is ready to play your favorite tune.  M  

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