Happy 101st Birthday Phyllis Diller

Waldina

Today is the 101st birthday of the comedian Phyllis Diller.  She was more hilarious and brilliant and lovely than we will ever know.  The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee.

NAME: Phyllis Diller
OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Comedian, Pianist
BIRTH DATE: July 17, 1917
DEATH DATE: August 20, 2012
EDUCATION: Chicago‘s Sherwood Music Conservatory
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lima, Ohio
PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
Originally: Phyllis Ada Driver

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St. Louis Walk of Fame

BEST KNOWN FOR:  First noticed as a contestant on Groucho Marx‘s game show in 1955, Phyllis Diller went on to become a successful comedian, actress and author.

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Things are getting bad on the internet.

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

WordPress just shut my accounts down due to suspicious activity and forced me to create a new password.

Just recently my Amazon account was hijacked (email and password changed), after I got it back someone went in and closed it. I also had an account set up with my name and email in the UK.

I had to use a new email without my full name in it and change the password to something really weird, but someone still might be able to crack it. I created a new account. They were going to reopen my old one again, but what’s the point. Someone or more than one person has been busy on my accounts. Please be careful people. I would hate to have to create a new email and resign-up for everything. A lot of us use our names in our email addresses.

I also in the last year…

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A lesson in failure…

The Purple Almond

Hello everyone!

I’m back from my sabbatical,

and

it went NOTHING like I planned.

As the old saying goes,

“Man plans, God laughs”.

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I started out doing well. I was on a good schedule, exercising, meditating, and doing some spiritual study everyday, when a minor tragedy occurred…

My oldest son’s college course was canceled on one day in April, and giving him the time to take our dog for his daily walk. I decided to take advantage of the little bit of freedom from my beloved canine, and drive to a local lake (above) and walk the paths….an hour walk, is what I decided to do…30 minutes one way, then turn around. (The path all the way around the lake is LONG, 5.3 miles to be exact, so I knew I couldn’t do the whole thing) Well, I had just hit the 30 minute mark and was about to turn…

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3 questions to ask yourself if you raised kids in a dysfunctional home.

Lucky Otters Haven

Nobody’s perfect, and that goes for parents too.  There’s no such thing as a perfect parent. There’s something called a “good enough” parent though, which means that you are going to make mistakes raising your kids, no matter how much talent you have for the task or how well adjusted you are.  Children don’t come with instruction manuals, and some of the mistakes you make might even be pretty bad ones.    But overall, you’re “good enough” if your kids know you love them no matter what mistakes you made, and they turn out to be functioning, reasonably happy adults.

But for survivors of narcissistic abuse, things are a little more dire.   Because many of us suffer from mental disorders caused by abuse–C-PTSD, BPD, OCD, anxiety, depression, and a host of other mental maladies–we probably entered parenthood with less of a sense of ourselves and our place in the…

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Resolutions and Reconnecting

Peace from Panic

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New Year’s resolutions are often broken or forgotten, right? Not this one. Not for me.

Back in early January, I’d written a post about having a fresh start and making resolutions, which I don’t like to do. They’re too much pressure. Instead, I prefer to strive for goals throughout the year.

BUT… This year I did make one resolution I was determined to follow through with:

Build deeper, more meaningful, richer relationships. Nourish those I have and create new ones, even if it means stepping out of my comfort zone.

Last fall, a friend introduced me to a book, The Gifts of Imperfection, by author and motivational speaker, Brene Brown, Ph.D. She writes about the importance of human connections. It reminded me that this is an area where I could use some improvement.

Brene says, “I define connections as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard…

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My Utmost Favorite Series of All time.

It's Me Saraa

Hello beautiful people ! how are y’all?

For those who don’t know me, I’m a huge TV series fan. I like to watch some good series, not to mention that I get attached it real quick, of course if it’s an awesome one!

There’s just this one, amazing, awesome, kick ass, funny, twisted, beautiful, PERFECT – insert any positive adjective here- series that I just LOVE.

It’s about a group of 6 friends, 3 men and 3 women who’re just leaving their life in the city.

Guessed it?

Yup.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

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Did you guys watch it before? have you heard about it ?

If you haven’t, please do.

You’ll laugh your ass off. You’ll smile, you’ll cry, you’ll relate to the characters. Omg. I love it.

Friends aired for 10 years for 10 seasons, from 1994 to 2004. Surprisingly, I watched all 10 seasons for over 50 times, I swear. (that’s…

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