Welcome Dream Big Partner: Lifting Taboos!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Lifting Taboos:

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Here is info from Lifting Taboos about page:

“”For so long I was silenced but NO MORE. I’m no longer scared, embarrassed, or pushed down. I am strong, courageous, and beautiful.I am not a product of my past but a solution to my future. I rise above the pain and show love by example.

I have risen because I am empowered to do so. And that tomb that tried to smother me, make me claustrophobic, keep my soul in the dark…. No more!

I am a strong and a mighty woman and my experiences, my truth is what sets me free.

I have nothing more to lose.

I hope by reading my blogs, my life, my stories.. You too can set yourself free!””

You can find the rest of Lifting Taboo’s story on her page.  You can find the Lifting Taboos logo in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell em Danny sent ya!

Becoming One’s Own Mother and Father: The Difficulty of Growing Up

Leon's Existential Cafe

The most challenging aspect of individuation, of growing up, is the groundlessness breadth our feet, the fact that the universe, existence itself, doesn’t give us a blueprint for our lives; it’s our duty, and our burden, to create it for ourselves. And, that is absolutely terrifying! Jean-Paul Sartre called this existential dread: the fear of freedom.

As we get older and separate from our parents, we begin to form our own opinions, our own ideals, and our own core system of values, basing them, in part, off of the knowledge imparted to us by our parents, while founding them in our newly constituted abilities to reason; we decide what’s right and what’s wrong for ourselves, creating the cores of our identities. But, this is when it happens; it’s when self-doubt creeps in. At this juncture, we become aware of the groundlessness; we realize that our parents are no longer there…

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Welcome Dream Big Partner: Leon’s Existential Cafe!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Leon’s Existential Cafe


Here is info from Leon’s Existential Cafe about page:

“”My name is Leon Garber; and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist, based in Brooklyn, NY, with specialties in Existential Psychotherapy, Trauma Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. My major focus is on the challenges related to death, life-meaning, freedom, authenticity, human connection, and self-esteem.

You can find me on LinkedIn: Leon Garber, LMHC

Check out my blog’s Facebook page: Leon’s Existential Cafe @ Facebook

Or follow my blog’s Twitter page: Leon’s Existential Cafe @ Twitter

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

― William James””

You can find the rest of Leon’s story on his page.  His logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell him Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Over the Andes!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Over the Andes

Over the Andes logo


Here is info from the Over the Andes about page:


My name is Kim.  I’m a Latin American Studies teacher.  I teach Latin American History and Politics and Basic Spanish.

I love reading, writing, teaching and travelling.   As a mother of three little boys, the travel does not occur as much as I’d like it to.  The reading and learning, however, continue.

This blog is a chance for me to share my love of Hispanic culture and history with anyone who wants to know more about it.  I’d love a chance to interact with others who share similar interests and to learn from them too.  There’s so much still to learn.

What do you want to know about Latin America?  Have you visited any part(s)? What are your favourite travel tips?  Do you live in a Latin American country?

On this blog we can chat about books, culture, education, travel, food… the possibilities are endless.  Please join me on my journey to discover more about this fascinating part of the world.

¡Buen viaje!”


You can find the rest of Kim’s story on her page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Praise the Lord, I have an apartment.

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

I was shocked. I was told a 5 to 10 year wait list. It hasn’t been even been 2 years yet, but this is senior/disabled housing and the wait list is shorter.

I was terrified I wouldn’t get it because I am still in the throes of bankruptcy and my credit score is very low, but high enough to make it.

I am excited, but terrified. I have only lived aione for no more than 2 years in all of my life.

I have to leave the town I have lived in for 14 years. Though this place is over across the street from one of my past homes.

I will supposedly have a move-in day of March 1st, Being low income my rent will be 30% of my gross adjusted income. It includes heat and hot water. The stove is electric and I am not used to one,


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The marriage saga- and why this generation is afraid of it.

Long Island Iced Tea

Let me be honest- the idea of marriage petrifies me and as I sit here typing these words out, my folks are probably busy sending my marriage-worthy-profile-photo to someone else, whose son, I believe would also be as jittery of this development as I am. (For those of you who are curious, I am talking about arranged marriages). This is funny given the fact that we, as girls, have been raised since the beginning of our childhood in a very prepare-your-daughter-for-marriage environment. I bet almost all of you ladies would have heard the sentence ”If you do this, who is going to marry you!”. The only difference is these words actually instilled fear in me back then and these same words evoke a response of “so what” now. So how did a child who wanted to grow up and get married ended up repelling the idea of marriage, HOW?


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My Week 176: First Thursdays, Naptime at the Movies Part Deux


First Thursday

Sometime in January, I made the fatal mistake of saying to one of the Directors at the secret agency, “Whatever happened to First Thursdays?” ‘First Thursdays’ is NOT, as you may have imagined, a clever code name for a secret agent, but refers to a social event that is held on the first Thursday of every month. After work on this special day, we would all head to the nearest bar for drinks and food. It was a great way to mix, mingle, and watch senior management get tipsy. The event had fallen by the wayside over the last year, but we had a lot of new staff, and for some crazy reason, I thought I should bring it up.

“Oh yeah!” he said. “That was always a lot of fun.” Then he said the 5 words that filled my heart with dread. “Why don’t you organize it?”

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Pets as Good Medicine – Let Them Entertain You

Being Lydia!

While everyone with a chronic illness (physical, emotional, or both) has a different set of health circumstances, one factor remains constant. We all feel lonely, trapped in a world of feeling crappy.

I hadn’t checked the daily prompts for awhile now and since I have not been able to get a post written lately, I decided Sunday I would see if it could generate some inspiration. It didn’t let me down – in fact, I had already thought of what I would try to write about and it all just came together! I just wasn’t feeling well enough (fatigue and pain mostly) to finish it.

Dogs have been known as “Man’s Best Friend” for generations. They can be trained to do many things from fetching the newspaper to guiding the blind and everything in between. The one thing that doesn’t need to be taught is unconditional love.

And while cats…

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Welcome Dream Big Partner: Healthcare Job Openings!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Healthcare Job Openings

healthcare jobs

Here is info from the Healthcare Jobs about page:

“Hi! Welcome to Vyvian’s Healthcare Job Referral blog. Here, you’ll find healthcare jobs hiring right now.  Once you find a job you’re interested in or qualify for, click on my referral link, fill-out the form and submit.  Good luck!”


You can find the rest of Vyvian’s story on her page and if you are looking for employment in the healthcare field be sure to reach out to her through her contact page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Frozen Waterfalls and Other Snowy Beauties


Here in the NC mountains we have been experiencing colder than usual temperatures for extended period of times. As much as I detest my face hurting when I walk outside, the frozen beauty the single digits bring is almost worth it. My hubby and I started the year off with a couple of chilly hikes. It was so cold my phone stopped working mid-hike and had to be warmed up before I could take more pictures. So these aren’t my best work but I risked hand frost-bite to get them! I’ve coupled the pictures with some motivational quotes to get the year started right!

“The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.”~James Yorke

frozentombranchfalls photocred:cperciaccanto             Tom Branch Falls

“If you want your dreams to come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.”      ~J.M. Power

snow trees photocred:cperciaccanto…

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