A few months ago I decided to finally take a risk and do the 23andMe health test to see if I have the APOE4 gene, the gene that is most referred to as being a risk factor for Alzheimer’s. Before I get into that, let me give you a little back story. My maternal grandmother was diagnosed with dementia in her 70’s or 80’s, … Read More Alzheimer’s Gene
For a lot of people when they hear the term attitude, they think about some person being sassy or down right rude. They don’t jump to consider how attitude plays a part in our every day life. They don’t consider their own attitude. I didn’t consider my attitude for most of my life. I didn’t consider that the drive I had to be better … Read More Do I Have The Right Attitude?
Are you committed to your goals or to your excuses? Do you even know? I used to think that I was committed to my goals, but I kept making excuses. I had some goals that yes, I was absolutely committed to. I wanted to have a better life than my parents. I wanted to explore the world. I wanted to make something of myself. … Read More What Are You Committed To?
I hate Valentine’s Day. There, I said it. So why am I writing about it? Because there is a stigma and way too much fucking pressure on our society to honor this holiday. We have to stop letting the commercialization of holidays dictate how we live. Yes, this post is all about a rant that I have with our society. Keep reading, or don’t, … Read More Valentine’s Day
I saw this in a post the other day and felt strongly about how well it represented my life. There is so much meaning in this simple graphic. I am a critical thinker. I think critically about pretty much everything. And then I overthink it. And overthink it some more. It is a vicious cycle for me that I repeat over and over again … Read More Who Are You Listening To?
…pushing your parents out of your life? Yes. No. Maybe. Probably not. I know so many people who have wonderful relationships with their parents, or at least one of their parents. I know people who wish they knew their parents. I know people who have bit the bullet and tolerate relationships with their parents. I know people who, like me, have chosen to not … Read More Won’t You Regret…
Each and every day we control what we allow into our lives and what we don’t. We allow that boss to be a dick to us. We allow the person who cut us off in traffic to get on our nerves. We allow ourselves to be nitpicky at our spouses for not taking out the trash. We allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the … Read More You Are in Control of What You Accept
…there is no way I could ever be like her. Have you ever thought that? I have. It is defeating. It is depressing. But there is so much wrong with that thought. It took me years to realize it and learn how to overcome it every time that I encountered it. Now, I see that others might be thinking the same thing about me. … Read More It’s Easy For Her…