No Pain No Gain


I had a sign above my bedroom door that I would hit almost every time I went through it that said NO PAIN NO GAIN! Memory is starting to fail me but I think we had this above the door leading out to the gym of the girls' locker room at Springfield-Parkview High School too. … Continue reading No Pain No Gain

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I can talk myself out of friendship


I can talk myself out of friendship. I can fall heavy on the introvert side. I can tell myself I don't have time, or it will require too much, or it won't be what I need it to be. I hate to admit how many times I have allowed social anxiety to cancel plans. Earlier … Continue reading I can talk myself out of friendship

Why This Morning I Want To Wake The Dead


I'm a brain nerd. I love reading about brain development especially in early childhood but now in early teens, too. I love hearing about how the brain "re-learns" after trauma. Of course, I'm a self-confessed stalker so it's fascinates me to no end when I can see something different is being thought in the head … Continue reading Why This Morning I Want To Wake The Dead

Little Deeper Than “The Devil Made Me Do It”


I don't like to make excuses for who I am or how I do things. I mess up. A lot. But I don't like to apologize for my personality either.  Since age 9 we've all cycled through those thoughts and superfluous statements, of "I don't like this about me, I'm going to change it." "I … Continue reading Little Deeper Than “The Devil Made Me Do It”