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How my TBI and Sobriety Prepared Me For 2020 and It’s Pandemic

I think often how different this would all be if I hadn’t of had a brain injury and if I drank. Or would it since I have a public health background? Honestly it’s hard for me to answer as I think I would have been so much more out there living my life, but then […]

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I’m going for it! I will write a book.

I’m going for it. I’m also putting it out in the world right now to hold me accountable and so people can ask me how it’s going. I will write a book. I’m beginning to work on it as I type this. I have reached out to an editor, waiting for a response, I have […]

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Once Upon A Time 47 years Ago in 1973

It was 1973 and two young teenagers got married. 47 years, 2 kids, a grandson, a bunch of dogs, cows, farm animals later and they are still holding strong. Not to mention all the hell their two kids would put them through and my dad himself with his motorcycle accidents. Like father like daughter? Go […]

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Oregon Road Trip

An Oregon road trip for my 40th birthday and our 3 year Anniversary in our home state. Alvord Desert, The Painted Hills, Crater Lake, Crane Hot Springs, Bend, Sisters

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For Better or Worst

Chris and I have been together next month for 8 years. I cannot believe it’s been 8 years. Today we celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. I can’t say it’s all been easy and a walk in the park. It’s been my hardest relationship ever, but I know it’s for the right reasons and because he […]

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40 Forty Years Of Lessons, 41 months of sobriety

This blog post idea is from a hike I did with therapist Elyse Snipes in California at her weekends event. There were a certain amount of stops and viewpoints along the hike and we took our age and divided it by the number of stops and at each spot were to reflect on that age […]

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2 Best Friends Share The Day They Were Born

Two of my best friends share a birthday on the same day, August 3rd. So happy birthday to Shanna and Kristin. Two amazing women, two totally different women and two totally different relationships and stories throughout my life. I appreciate them both so much and have loved living my life with them and learning from […]

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Positives from a negative- MY TBI

My TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) happened. I’m not glad it happened, but it happened and I lived and am here to tell you what this injury and experience has taught me. Here are all the positive things I have taken from this injury over the last two years. I challenge you to find the positives […]

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What Independence Means To Me 🧠🖤

Happy Independence Day! I have always done fun trips back to when we would do the 4th at Lake Tapps every year to our family friends amazing lakeside home, it was such a blast! For the past years we have usually went to the woods or a friends neighborhood to celebrate. We don’t talk to […]

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Wants 🆚 Needs

Wants vs Needs. Do I really need it or do I just want it? I grew up never having a lot of wants. I didn’t have the fanciest clothes, the fanciest dinners, but I always had a fridge full of food, dinner on the table and a house well stocked with basic necessities. I acknowledge […]