Sick again and another ER visit.

Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

Every time I eat I get sick from both ends. Trying to eat the least upsetting food for my stomach. I was dehydrated and had to go to ER. They couldn’t tell if it was from the new meds (started right after) or a bug. Either way it has been over a week now and I still am sick after eating.

Mentally I am sick as well. Between the two I am in bed all the time and sleeping.  I sleep at least 16 hours every day. Went to psyche nurse today and she is adding an older anti-depressant to my cocktail. Though I have to wait since what she ordered doesn’t come in that size and they have to order it anyhow.

I am so sick and tired of this. I am suffering physically and mentally and still having trouble with my cognizance. Typing is a real trial and…

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Please come check out my new weight loss blog, follow me while I try to shed the pounds

Therapy Bits

I am working really hard at losing weight. I want to shed the pounds so badly!
I have made a new blog just for talking about weight loss related issues, like recipes, counting calories, emotional eating, coping while on a nutrition plan, how much I weigh, stats etc.
Please come join me over at
http://irishgirllosingweight.wordpress.com/

I’d be so grateful as I could use all the encouragement I can get!
thanks guys,

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17 ways you know you’ve become a news junkie.

Lucky Otters Haven

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It sure seems a lot longer than four and a half months since Obama was president, doesn’t it? Like maybe a whole decade or twenty or even a hundred years ago.   With so much insanity bombarding us every day that has dire implications on our lives and those of the people we love,  it’s easy to feel like a Bobblehead toy that keeps getting sucker-punched by hard, cold reality.  These days, you might get trolled for even believing reality is real.   I think for many of us, staying glued to the news is the only way we feel like we stay connected to what’s real (even if that reassuring feeling of groundedness is just an illusion) .

Our favorite pundits and news anchors and commentators are the heroes we look up to for some idea of what unspeakable dangers might be coming down the pike.  You just never know…

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Introduce Yourself: Introducing Guest Author Jo Ann Maxwell

Pearls Before Swine

Welcome to Introduce Yourself, a new and exciting blog segment of The PBS Blog dedicated to introducing to you new and established authors and their books.

Today I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Jo Ann Maxwell. Welcome to The PBS Blog! Let’s get started.

What would your perfect writing/reading room look like?

It would have lots of windows and be situated in a forest area.  Somewhere in the mountains would be perfect. And a beautiful lake or river outside as well.  It would stay at a perfect 68° no matter the weather. The walls would be a pale robin’s egg blue. I would have a sound system that would play my favorite Christian music. I would have a sturdy couch with an ottoman when I want to put up my feet. It would have a small refrigerator with bottled spring water, and fruits and nuts.  It would also…

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Happy 100th Birthday Raymond Burr

Waldina

Today is the 100th birthday of the actor Raymond Burr. He played Lars Thorwald in Rear Window and I am not even sure he had any lines, but was nevertheless frightening. He played Perry Mason and Robert T. Ironside, two of the best TV detectives of the 60s and 70s. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

raymon burr

NAME: Raymond Burr
OCCUPATION: Film Actor
BIRTH DATE: May 21, 1917
DEATH DATE: September 12, 1993
EDUCATION: Long Beach Junior College, Stanford University
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
PLACE OF DEATH: Healdsburg, California
EMMY: 1959 for Perry Mason
EMMY: 1960 for Perry Mason
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: 6656 Hollywood Blvd.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Canadian actor Raymond Burr is best known for his title…

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Unmoored–Daily Prompt

Fearless

unmooredI will never become unmoored if I remember this from Matthew 6.

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass…

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Never Alone

Two Are Better Than One

Good Monday morning, friends! I trust that you had a wonderful weekend, and now you’re ready to start a new week — ripe with opportunities to grow, to love, to teach, and to serve. Some of us will actively seek to do these things while others do them with seemingly very little effort. It’s just who they are and how they operate.

All that time and effort you spend actively doing God’s will can be exhausting. It’s rewarding, but some days you just feel spent. That is when you should unplug for a spell. Disconnect from the world, and spend some time alone. Allow yourself some quiet time to reconnect with God. You don’t need an agenda; choose to do nothing but listen to your surroundings and your body — the rhythm of your beating heart, the sound of your breath as you exhale, and the sounds of nature just…

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