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Making Nice With My Inner Critic

I have an inner critic. Her name is Mildred. Mean Mildred. Meddling Mildred. She likes to tell me things that make me feel bad. She points out that I look old or that I’m not the weight I want to … Continue reading

17. August 2016 by Shannon
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On Facials

  Whenever I talk to a cosmetologist about getting a facial I can’t help but feel duped. Yesterday I spoke to a woman about the services offered at the salon where my boys were getting haircuts (yes, I take my … Continue reading

03. August 2016 by Shannon
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Relax. Nothing is under control.

The AC man came and for a total of $85 he tuned up our perfectly good unit. Patrick can rest easy now. I knew all along that things were fine but Patrick needed to process this in his own way. … Continue reading

12. April 2016 by Shannon
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Going it alone

I got out of the shower today and dried off. I brushed through my hair and then stood in front of the mirror and just looked at myself. I looked at my 40-year old body and I felt sad. I … Continue reading

28. January 2016 by Shannon
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We’re all okay

I don’t like to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.  I finally admitted that out loud last night when my husband came into our room at 11:45pm and found me reading in bed.  “It’s depressing,” I told him. … Continue reading

01. January 2016 by Shannon
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We Walked 6.ache Miles Today

We don’t waste any time. Or Advil.  After flying across the country, we walked six point ache miles today, the very last of which was an incline so steep we had to choose between a staircase or stretching our calves … Continue reading

05. May 2015 by Shannon
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For Every Dog An Angel

I had a horrible dream last night.  It was the stuff horror movies are made of —  I was climbing up an embankment on the corner of a busy intersection, trying to get to the sidewalk above my head.  The ground beneath … Continue reading

31. December 2014 by Shannon
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Saint Nick saved my life

The weather in Florida has been beautiful the past few weeks.  Sunny and clear with highs in the high 60s to low 70s.  Perfect time to open the sunroof and go for a drive.  I did just that today on … Continue reading

17. December 2014 by Shannon
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Cold feet at warm yoga

  I went to a yoga class today at a real yoga studio.  The class was “warm” yoga which means the room was heated to 90 degrees.  I was nervous as I entered this new space.  I didn’t know a … Continue reading

09. October 2014 by Shannon
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