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Things we tell ourselves......
Thursday, October 11, 2018      23 comments

Hi! I'm sure most of us, if we are honest, are guilty of talking to ourselves at one point or another. I am definitely a self-talker and I celebrate the day wireless headsets became available so I no longer looked crazy. Humour me! The... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why “ starting over” doesn’t mean you failed
Saturday, October 06, 2018      81 comments

Hello! Another beautiful Fall day here in Newfoundland. The first thing I did this morning was to weigh myself and my husband innocently asked if I was starting over. At first I wanted to throw something at him ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Time to focus on what I can do and not what I can't
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      72 comments

Hello! It's a beautiful morning here in Newfoundland although the -5 degree (C) has me thinking it might be a time to put some socks on! Anybody else dread "sock season" like I do ... Read more
Why I am switching teams for the Fall 5% challenge
Tuesday, September 25, 2018      20 comments

Hi, If you have never participated in a 5% challenge - what are you waiting for? It will surprise many of you that this long-time Teddy Bear has decided to step away from the den this challenge. Don't get me wrong, the Teddy Bears are an aw... Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018      22 comments

Hi, Well, I really don’t know what to write about but in the past I found blogging really helped motivate me...so here I am! ... Read more
I think my back grabbed its purse and headed out the door!
Sunday, August 12, 2018      16 comments

Good Morning! Right now it’s a beautiful sunny Sunday morning and I’m surrounded by one snoring husband and four dogs in varying stages of rest. I’ve just had my morning coffee - hubby made it for me when he got up to feed the dogs and giv... Read more
Psychiatrist says I’ve turned the corner
Tuesday, July 31, 2018      21 comments

Hello! I had my 12 week follow up appointment with my psychiatrist this morning and he is confident I’ve turned a corner in with regards to my latest battle with depression. Whew, because I was really getting tired of not feeling myself. ... Read more
You all know to make a girl feel special!
Sunday, July 22, 2018      14 comments

Hi! First of all, a HUGE shout out to my teammates on the Teddy Bear team. Every goodie and comment left on my SparkPage was greatly appreciated. Thank you for the well-wishes and the anniversary greetings! For the past months I’ve bee... Read more
Why I have not been around much
Friday, July 13, 2018      23 comments

Hi, Well, if we’ve been SparkFriends for any length of time you will know I am living with major depression. Sometimes it’s buried deep within me while other times it is hanging over me like a shroud. The past four months have been brutal b... Read more
Today was the day I was going to leave Spark
Friday, May 25, 2018      19 comments

The following is a copy of the SparMail message I just sent to members of the Teddy Bear team (5% Spring Challenge) but it’s for all of you. If my openness about my own struggles with mental health can help one person it will be worth baring my ... Read more
Well, that was brutal
Friday, May 18, 2018      11 comments

Over the past several weeks I’ve been weaned off one antidepressant and had to wait about four days before starting another. If I had know how brutal it was going to be I would have never gone along with it. On my follow-up appointment this morn... Read more
What’s your reason (blog idea borrowed from ANDYINBC)
Friday, May 04, 2018      14 comments

Andy ( ANDYINBC) is a teammate of mine on the Teddy Bear team in the 5% Challenge and he is one of those members who doesn’t blog all of the time but when he does it’s BAM. https://www.sparkpeople.
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The Perils of Dog Poo - for pet owners and/or others with a sense of humour
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      19 comments

Hi, If you are new here, I’m Susan and the “fur-momma” to three delightful rescued dogs. Let’s be clear - I LOVE my dogs! In fact, I have not yet met a dog I’ve either secretly or blatantly wanted to claim as my own. The only downside to ha... Read more
I didn't want to die!
Monday, April 23, 2018      29 comments

Hello, This is going to be a hard blog to write just because it is of such a personal topic. I actually hemmed and hawed about writing it and did even more worrying about making it available to be read by others. Many of you know or ca... Read more
Discontinuation - big word with some scary side effects
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      20 comments

Hi, Discontinuation - big word with some scary side effects. I think most of us are familiar with the term “weaning off” and I have been led to believe that’s what the “D” word means. If you’ve ever been treated, in the long term, for anxie... Read more

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