This is Advocate For Mental Illnesses!!

Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

I am sitting here thinking about family. Mine are a comfort and they’re there for me and all my issues. I think they realize now what is going to be like from now on, but they will be there.


Here is my dad with me and my two daughters. On the left is the nurse. Both have 2 children. I don’t have new pictures of the kids and besides they really don’t like the children on social media too much.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

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The Pilgrim Soul

This is Ann Cavitt Fisher!

Ann Cavitt Fisher

Ann and Catherine

My daughter Catherine turned seventeen yesterday.

My daughter My daughter

Catherine is smart and very funny, disciplined in her studies, and she is kind. Last year, when I really wondered whether I would survive the cancer, I felt calm when I thought about Catherine. I knew she was on “her path.” And that even without me, she would be fine.

Catherine is my best. The best. Nothing I have done with my fifty years compares. To reach this point fills me with a deep sense of calm and well-being.

I have been an unlikely mother. I often think of Kate Chopin’s Awakening:

“The mother-women seemed to prevail that summer at Grand Isle. It was easy to know them, fluttering about with extended, protecting wings when any harm, real or imaginary, threatened their precious brood. They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface…

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This is Blog of a Mad Black Woman!

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Man asked GOD, “Give me everything to enjoy life.”
GOD replied, “I have given you LIFE to enjoy everything.”

~ Unknown

Have a blessed day all. ❤

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Ambiance in the Blogosphere


This gallery contains 6 photos.

Originally posted on Second Wind Leisure Perspectives:
Ambiance is “the character and atmosphere of a place.” Our blog sites create their own ambiance, where we bloggers carefully craft our pages to be inviting and a warm place to visit. Each…

Plug Into What Matters

I love this video on In the Arena!

In the Arena

I’m not much of an artist, but allow me to try and paint a picture here for you. The courtyard of the high school where I teach or probably any high school for that matter may fit this description…

-Ketchup packets strewn about on the ground that some teen thought would be funny to stomp on all the while engaging in flip the bottle contest with pals.

-A table full of girls turning their backs to a couple of boys who like sloths slowly make their way over, move in with a sly grin, throw out a couple of jokes and boom-score a number!

-Laughter, smiles, teens vigorously trying to type their essay before the next class.

-Group of boys rough housing it on the lawn, tormenting the young bucks on the team with a few slams to the ground and a lunch monitor giving a slight warning to knock…

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Seek Him Now

This is Two Are Better Than One!

Two Are Better Than One

Good morning, friends! Are you looking forward to another day that the Lord has made? I sure am. It’s freezing though, and this girl’s body is not built for these arctic blasts that threaten to take me on a wild ride. Thank God for down coats and his word to keep me anchored.

This week my prayer for all of you is that you remember to reach for God’s hand and his word to anchor you in the storms of your life. He is your divine life preserver, and only he is able to calm the rough seas. Though we sometimes feel anxious or downright scared, just one word from him can settle the shaking, quell your fears, and place your feet on solid ground if you would merely surrender everything to him.

Lord God, thank you for loving me like no one else can. I stumble; I slip; I…

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My World….

This is Who’s My Favorite Today?!!

Who's My Favorite Today?

As I put Kate to bed tonight, we were snuggling and I was telling her I loved her like I do every night.  Then I said:

Me: You are my world.

Kate: I know. (Then she smiled and closed her eyes)

I am glad that she feels confident and secure in knowing that she is loved.  It’s hard to know if children really know what love means.  We have told them that we love them since the day they were born – before even.  But what do they think, when we say those words?

At 3 years old, I think Kate knows a little about it.  She knows that we say it to each other, especially when we want to express how much we like someone or like being around them.  But what does she truly know about love?  What does she think it means versus “like?”

But…….. I am…

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Blog Networking-1/13/17


Here’s how to network your blog. The work is done for you, all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others.  The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

(click How to Network Your Blog to view yesterday’s post)

The Bag Lady

Don’t Curse the Nurse

Crazy Love Parents

The Final Mission

Small Steps To A Long Life

Sijo Punathil Photography


Magnanimous Word

My LDR With A Frenchman




This is One More Shot Please!!


All eyes on me,

the criticizing gems glaring at me as

this bodacious scarlet gown sweeps across the stage,

caressing every inch of my bare body.

Nervous and irregular breaths escape my chest.

Photography flashes flicker throughout the auditorium,

like the flames of a lit candle.

What do they think of me?

Then my mind wonders,

who are you to judge me

when I don’t even know myself.

My soul possesses confidence and beauty.

I am a warrior by heart.

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