Category Archives: Out Of My Mind

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad

I was recently thumbing through my journal from last year and came across an entry that gave me pause. I wrote this entry while on vacation at our family cabin in Colorado, and the gave-me-pause part was that I was … Continue reading

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I’m Ba . . . ack! (In The Writing Saddle)

Yes (sigh), I took a little break. Okay, I took a long break. It all started during Lent when I went on a time-consuming cleanse diet and found I needed to 86 just about every other responsibility in my life … Continue reading

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Finding Summer During A Winter of Depression

“In the midst of winter I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Alber Camus A few weeks ago, after several weeks of punishing wind and sub-zero temperatures, during which everyone in my community had all holed up … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons (And Monsters)

Halloween approaches, and we wait with anticipation to see what monsters will lurk in our streets and doorways. We’ve decorated our houses for these creatures, bought them bags and bags of candy, and we will be inquisitive, kind and very … Continue reading

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To Do Or Not To Do – A Downsizing Question

The act of downsizing, whether tackled out of a sense of opportunity (you want to lighten your load a bit, make room for some new things) or necessity (you can’t find your bathroom), can be surprisingly difficult. This is because … Continue reading

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Take A Snow Day This Week (Even If It’s Not Snowing)

I decided to take a snow day this week. I had to give it to myself (more about that later), but I took one nonetheless. And it was really, really good. Before moving back to Omaha a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Ready Or Not . . . Just GO!

One of my goals for 2014 is to write a book. In one year. Not like those crazy Nanowrimo overachievers, whose goal is to write a novel in one month. No, no, I’m giving my self a whole year. But we’re … Continue reading

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What’s Next? Moving Past Shame To Action

Radical change is like crack to me. I live for the adrenaline rush of a big, new thing. So when I sit down to make New Year’s resolutions, I’m like a sugar addict opening up a new bag of Oreos, … Continue reading

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To Those Who Are Waiting

You know that final scene in the movie Love Actually when everyone is greeting each other in the airport? I was THERE, in that very scene, on Wednesday night when my husband, daughter and I went to the Omaha airport … Continue reading

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The Don’t-Fix-It Guide To Feelings

I was having what you might call a bad morning. First up, the plasterer settled into my living room at 7:00 am for the second day in a row. This sounds so innocuous, I know. Plasterers can be so quiet … Continue reading

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