Accepting the things I cannot change and doing something about the things I can
For any of you just getting to know me, I've lived with major depression since childhood. It's taken me years and years to accept that I, Susan, have an illness over which I have no control. It would be so easy to slip into a lifelong p... Read more
Life lessons from a diabetic dog (as told by Louisa our ten year old Lab-mix)
I'm Louisa and I have canine diabetes. It's a little bit different than human diabetes and taking daily insulin injections has become part of my... Read more
Lazy Day - a getting things started kind of day
I'm still under the weather a wee bit with a not so lovely headcold that I picked up somewhere about ten days ago. But, the main thing is, I'm coming around. I always marvel how a headcold can make us feel so miserable and I'm very than... Read more
Come along with me while I walk my dogs (pictures)
Shortly after lunch today I took off my dress clothes (I only work mornings) and hauled on some comf... Read more
You guys (and I hope you know that includes all you gals!) are the very best!
Where would I be without all of you wonderful people I've virtually met (and continue to meet) through SparkPeople? You've encouraged me when things have been going well and you've dragged me kicking and screaming when things are rough.... Read more
Depression and Christmas - does anything help?
Unfortunately, my husband doesn't enjoy Christmas and since he is susceptible to situational depression, Christmas is always a a time of stress for him. Also, unfortunately, it's my favourite time of the year so you can see the problem.... Read more
Reading this could save your life - please read
First off, thanks for reading this and I'm not trying to win "popular" blog post. I'm writing this because this happened to the vehicle I was in yesterday afternoon and it could happen to any vehicle in any country.
I was along for... Read more
And yet there really is so much to be thankful for
If you are like me, you often get overwhelmed especially during the holiday season. There seems to be so much to do, so little time to do it in and for many of us, limited funds to pay for it all. Sound familiar?
This fall I have ... Read more
When having a good day stands out
Warm thanks to all of you who have reached out to me over the past few months when I haven't been very active here on SparkPeople. It's been a rough ride but I'm still here and I'm slowly picking up the pieces and carrying on. Yes, my j... Read more
Introduction to Meditation - any suggestions
My gracious, many thanks to all of you who wrote such encouraging messages on blog from yesterday. A few of you suggested I try meditation so I'm going to give it a try. I admit I'm a bit in the dark about meditation and thought I was j... Read more
"Living in a dream world" - except it's a nightmare
I know many of you are very anxious to hear about my recent trip to Australia but I'm just not up to it. My mental health is spiralling out of control and I really feel like I'm in a fog. I promise I will write about it, but just not no... Read more
Anxiety, 9/11, leaving the 5% challenge, packing AND a bit of humour
Golly, I just wish my anxiety would just "poof" and disappear into thin air but alas it seems to have made itself a little too comfortable. At least I've never had both anxiety and depression at the same time because that would just be awful.
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Are you all up for a challenge?
The quarterly 5% challenge is starting again in a few weeks and YOU should join up. It's quite a bit of fun and you get to meet new friends who are in the same boat as you....striving for a healthier lifestyle. Nobody expects perfection... Read more
Latest picture of our dogs
This was taken last weekend in a seaport town about 40 km away from us. Maddy wasn't too keen on smiling for the camera as his eye caught the seapla... Read more