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My Son Matthew



Me and my precious baby boy, Matthew (1987)

Today I am going to share with you some about my son Matthew who is 25 years old.

In a previous post I had shared what happened when my husband and I learned our son had Down Syndrome:

It was real hard on me and … click here to continue reading My Son Matthew

Dressing For Success

I hear how you should dress how you want to feel, not how you feel. But what if you don’t have enough energy to “dress for success”. Thankfully I work at a company that is pretty laid back about our attire.

When I started volunteering there back in 2000, I was a stay at home … click here to continue reading Dress For Success

Symptoms of Low Thyroid That I Experience

From various sites I’ve collected all the symptoms of low thyroid. I’ll highlight the ones I experience.

1. muscles stiff in morning, need to limber up 2. fail to feel rested, even after sleeping long hours 3. feel “creaky” after sitting still for some time 4. heart seems to miss beats or “flip-flops” 5. nauseated … click here to continue reading Symptoms of Low Thyroid That I Experience

People Don't Understand

People don’t understand tiredness. They understand, “I’m on chemotherapy for cancer and I’m worn out tired.” They understand, “I have chronic fatigue syndrome.”

But I don’t have a diagnosis. It’s a good thing I don’t have many close friends because that would drain me too much. I have one friend that I used to hang … click here to continue reading People Don’t Understand “I’m Tired”

Overcoming Overeating - Body Acceptance

After my one experience with dieting when I was 29 years old, I eventually found Overcoming Overeating: Conquer Your Obsession with Food Forever by Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Hunter, also the authors of When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession.

I learned a lot from these ladies, … click here to continue reading Overcoming Overeating – Body Acceptance

My Feet

UPDATE: On Day 13 of full GAPS, I noticed my feet were no longer hurting, writing this post to describe the problems I had been having with my feet for the past few years. Actually the post says July 2008, but that is when it got a lot worse due to pulling something in my … click here to continue reading My Feet

Highly Sensitive People

I read the whole series a few years ago…

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World … click here to continue reading Highly Sensitive People

Tired of Being Tired - Where It Got Worse

I’ve been blogging elsewhere since July 2005 and a recurrent theme in my posts is how tired I am. Emails to friends many times end with “Gotta go to bed, tired”.

I’ve always had low energy. As a child, I was very sedentary. I was known as the bookworm, at home, at school. I’d read … click here to continue reading Tired of Being Tired – Where It Got Worse