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Thanksgiving: A Holiday Not Always That Appreciated

Anyone can close their eyes and imagine a Thanksgiving table spread. A carved turkey is surrounded by fluffy mashed potatoes, juicy corn on the cob, tart, gloopy cranberry sauce and usually a group of people smiling enjoying the feast. 379 more words


#TBT: Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

Originally posted on November 25, 2010

If you live in the United States, today is Thanksgiving. Like any holiday, it can be painful and lonely rather than enjoyable for  trauma survivors or any who are socially isolated or disconnected from their families. 475 more words


Day 27: What is 5 Years?

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
~Johnathan Safran Foer

There is a current radio commercial that I hear every day on my drive to and from work.  

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My life is never boring. In fact, I do not know first hand what that word really means. To me, boredom is a technical term, without personal application. 1,346 more words


Enduring Your Love One's Addiction

Many people live in denial when a loved one, be it a partner, family member, or close friend, is an addict. We ignore how bad the problem is, or believe it will get better all on its own. 326 more words


Every navy wife has them, and they are as essential to a deployment as cereal, chocolate, phone card minutes, Whitney Houston and wine, I’m talking about, of course, a navy wife BFF, or, best friend forever. 839 more words

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"Golly Gee, Renee Seems Depressed..."

It’s 3:09 am on Thanksgiving and my Ambien has worn off.  I had a rough day at work because I was told by another coworker that there has been “concern” about how disengaged and depressed I’ve seemed lately.   852 more words