How many times do we let fear or anxiety stop us from doing something? I know I struggle with it all the time. Just this past spring however I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and did something I … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles
I am reminded that no matter how stressful or dark a situation is, it isn’t permanent. That it isn’t the end, I will get through it. Take the small victories, give myself credit, and most importantly remember that it is all worth it in the end. Continue reading Anxiety & Birthday Cake
If you feel you grew up in a family with toxicity, make it your legacy to break the family legacy. Karen Salmansohn @ notsalmon.com Our Family, featured in several posts, was a catastrophe. Our last name didn’t bring respect, or … Continue reading Changing Our Family Legacy
Death of My Darkness
Anyone who has ever battled depression, addiction, and been in a toxic relationship has been told a million times that in order to move forward, they have to change the environment and people in their lives. I stopped talking to people I had my entire life because I couldn’t disassociate them and the darkness. I hated the darkness they brought to my life. I purged everything dark and negative out of my life, one piece at a time. Not only to save my own life, but to be the mom my daughter deserved and the darkness had robbed from her. Continue reading Call Me Heartless
Every single day, from the comfort of my home, I am given an incredible gift. It is never the same, but each is breathtaking one of a kind masterpiece painted just for me. No matter what season it is, or what the weather is, each have the ability to remind me to slow down, relax, and end my day on a beautiful note. Continue reading Chasing Beautiful Skies
No one understands as well as we do how hard it can be to put up with our family. We know that we struggle to deal with each other and asking a stranger to not only accept our messed up ways but to get along with us is a lot. At a certain point, my brother admitted that he knew if he and his ex stayed together, the relationship would always suffer because of our inability to get along.
For now, I intend to take those afternoons as they come. I want to remember the gold and silver days because the next one may not be so peaceful. Not that our storms aren’t a wonder to behold, mind you. But it can’t rain all the time. Continue reading Collecting Afternoons
I came up with the idea recently of writing a story featuring my niece as the main character that explains some of the basic tenets of witchcraft. The reason being is that she started to ask questions of my sister and I about our faith. And I understand that explaining religion to a 7 year old can be kind of confusing.
So, this is my way of explaining to her what it is and what we believe. Continue reading A Witchling’s Adventure
Whats wrong with being a little crazy? Not a damn thing! Continue reading My Kind of Crazy
I was raised a non-denominational Christian. By the time I was eight, I had read three versions of the Bible and “graduated” from Sunday school to attending the actual services with my parents. I went to a few of the Bible study classes with my parents, both at the church and at the homes of various fellow church goers’ homes. I participated in the annual Bethlehem Walk and went to Youth Group with my sister. The whole family went on trips with the church and to Christian camp. My mother was in the choir and joined in various plays put … Continue reading Finding my Faith
When we started the house we knew it wasn’t going to change overnight, we knew it would take time, money, and effort. WE hit multiple stalemates and multiple times had to change paths and handle the situations at hand. My husband, my daughter, and my terminally ill father all shared one bedroom/living area upstairs while we attempted to get the downstairs gutted and start rebuilding to make it liveable. Let me tell you this, if you want to test your grit, your will power and your belief in yourself, buy a fixer upper. It will show you exactly who you … Continue reading Living through construction