Category: Moving Forward

Postpartum Depression I

Originally posted on Adi's Wings:
“Mothers cannot give from a depleted source. Every mother needs emotional, mental, physical and spiritual validation, nourishment and support. When a mother is respected and well cared for, she, and her whole family, will benefit.” I think this has been the post I’ve mostly put off. There is a lot of things that happened, that it scares me…

Birthday Card From Husband This Morning

At 55 this is romance? Have a great day! M

Nominated For Sunshine Award From Two Besties

The Sunshine Award comes to me from two close friends Danica Piche http://www.livingabeautifullife@wordpress.com and Robert M. Goldstein http://robertmgoldstein.com. They are so special I took my No Awards sign down to participate. The sign is back up, I forgot how much work these are. The rules are: Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and link to their blog. Thank you Danica and Robert, surprised I accepting … Read More Nominated For Sunshine Award From Two Besties

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Six ways social media negatively affects your mental health

Documenting your every move on social media can take its toll Monday 16 April 2018 15:27 The rise of social media has meant that we as a global population are more connected than we have ever been in the history of time. However, our reliance on social media can have a detrimental effect on our mental health, with the average Brit checking their phone … Read More Six ways social media negatively affects your mental health

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Research Suggests Link Between Binge Eating And Suicide

New research suggests that people with binge eating may be at increased risk. Posted Jun 29, 2018 Source: Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash   Could people struggling with binge eating be at an increased risk for suicide? That’s what a new study suggests. While it has long been recognized that people with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are at increased risk for suicidal … Read More Research Suggests Link Between Binge Eating And Suicide

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When Bias Turns Into Bullying

By Lindsey Phillips June 29, 2018 We all have our biases — but just because bias is a universal part of the human experience doesn’t mean it is something we should ever dismiss offhandedly, either in ourselves or others. That’s because bias has serious consequences, and when left unchecked, it can turn into bullying. A 2012 study of California middle and high school students … Read More When Bias Turns Into Bullying

Friday Quote

Have a great weekend.  M  

Triple Shot Thursday *What do you think?*

Here are newer releases from people or bands I like. Not sure about the effects used but with a few more views I might change my mind. Leave me a comment on your thoughts. I love to spin for you, request line open 24/7. Have a great day.  M

Interview with David Kanigan

I had the pleasure of interviewing David Kanigan at Live & Learn http://www.davidkanigan.com. He is well-loved as reflected by the large number of glowing comments left by followers. He is funny, gracious and well read. David thank you for taking time to talk, play phone tag, it was a pleasure. As a child did you color inside the lines?  Always between the lines. ALWAYS! … Read More Interview with David Kanigan

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Story of my Life: Guest Margie Lakefield

Guest Margie Lakefield shares the trauma of Postpartum Psychosis in a multi series post. I read Margie’s post in tears, feeling empathy, above all I knew she was a strong woman. A woman who made tough decisions for the better of her children’s future.  Her story touched me deeply, I had to meet her. We worked together on the series. Unfortunately Margie had a family … Read More Story of my Life: Guest Margie Lakefield

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Looking For The Light Blog Celebrates Nine Years

WordPress sent a nice badge informing me Looking for the Light Blog was celebrating its ninth anniversary. I can’t find the badge and will improvise. Looking for the Light became an outlet to share past trauma. The shame, guilt, self-hatred, my father’s suicide, each beating and bruise remembered. During this time I met many people going thru trauma and pain. I also met many … Read More Looking For The Light Blog Celebrates Nine Years

Double Shot Thursday *America by The Boss & Ray Charles*

I had not planed to spin for you today but it didn’t feel right. Hoping everyone had a safe fireworks show, don’t forget the burn bans. Have a great Thursday. Don’t forget I love your comments and request.  M

The Nightmare Videos of Children’s YouTube-What’s Wrong With The Internet Today

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Friday Quote

“WE DO NOT HAVE TO BECOME HEROS OVERNIGHT” Eleanor Roosevelt-You Learn By Living

Triple Shot Thursday *Schools Out For Summer*

This post is dedicated to the nervous parents whose kids are learning to drive. Hope you enjoy the tunes. Have a great day.  M

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Ten Important Fibromyalgia Facts

National Fibromyalgia Association 1. ALWAYS believe in yourself emotionally and physically.  No one can tell you what you are experiencing is not real!  FM is a chronic medical disorder just like diabetes, hypertension, & asthma.  While there are still gaps in our complete understanding of FM, the symptoms are real, & patients’ concerns are legitimate.2. NEVER feel guilt for your illness.  FM isn’t something … Read More Ten Important Fibromyalgia Facts

Why We All Need To Practice Emotional First Aid

TED Talk: Why We Do What We Do

The Path Not Seen — Return of Dragons

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir After two soul-crushing treks into the wilderness; one where I came within millimeters of plummeting off a cliff before arresting my fall and the next where another fall and injury sapped my strength and caused me to doubt my ability to make it […] via The Path Not Seen — Return … Read More The Path Not Seen — Return of Dragons

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Psychiatric Hospital Stay 2001 Part One

My Journal   What a day! Checked in at 1:00 processed at 3:00. Next step is the questions, why so many questions. Telling your traumatic experiences to a stone faced woman waiting for her shift to end. Now a strip search and off to search my bag. No CD player or wire bound journal someone may hurt themselves. Losing it, I’m screaming fuck you … Read More Psychiatric Hospital Stay 2001 Part One

Triple Shot Thursday Celebrate Men of Motown

I love hearing the tunes of my youth, dancing around to Love Train. Get on your feet and let loose. I love to spin for you. Request line open 24/7. Have a great day.  Melinda

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How Would Jesus View Prosperity Gospel Preachers?

Jesse Duplantis recently asked his followers for money to purchase a new $54 million private jet, explaining that God wanted him to have it. He later backtracked on those comments, saying that he just wants his followers to “believe” for the jet, not necessarily pay for it. However, given that he’s still accepting money from followers (and since free jets don’t tend to appear … Read More How Would Jesus View Prosperity Gospel Preachers?

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Through the child welfare kaleidoscope: A Therapist view

By Sheri Pickover and Heather Brown June 27, 2017 The amazing feature about kaleidoscopes is the endless, ever-changing scenes and complex patterns they reveal to anyone who takes the time to look. The gentlest of rotations invites a new and oftentimes completely different perspective on the same set of colorful shapes. Working with children, adults and families involved in the child welfare system is … Read More Through the child welfare kaleidoscope: A Therapist view

The River In My Soul — Return of Dragons

The River in My Soul is a freeform poem that explores love lost and a hope for reunion in the next life. via The River In My Soul — Return of Dragons

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Friday Quote

I’ve learned that if you want to have loving feelings, do loving things. Anne Lamont  

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