TODAY WE CELEBRATE! 2.16.2019

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ZEN TO ZANY CAPTURES IT AGAIN. Please visit her site on Etsy.com

 

Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the music… (Three Dog Night)

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Good morning,

Yesterday morning, when I took the dogs out for their morning walk… the sky, almost daylight bright from the light beaming from the moon and stars, looked as if someone had tossed hand fulls of cotton balls all about. It was an awesome sight! This morning, it’s dark and drizzling.

BUT there is “nothing” that can darken this day!

TODAY, I will be attending my youngest grand daughter’s birthday party. It will be the first time I will be able to appear in person, not via FACETIME!

Happy Dance!!  WOOT WOOT!!

 

Tomorrow, I will start the med change, for today I will revel in what I have been hoping to do for FIVE years!

TODAY, WE SHALL CELEBRATE LIFE WITH DANCING, SINGING, ENJOYING GRANDDAUGHTER HUGS AND EATING CAKE!!

#WINNING

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Kind Regards and wishing you the best day- K

 

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Own the Day! 1.31.2019

 

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Good morning all. 

 19 degrees here in North Carolina! We are extremely lucky considering other parts of the country are experiencing sub-zero temps. 

I wanted to share a little something I wrote a few weeks ago. When you endure days with anxiety, panic and depression, you often have to reach deep to find your strength.

Writing brings my inner strength to the forefront of my mind and helps me  grab onto the life I deserve! Putting my thoughts on paper, re-enforces the positive and gives me a little extra push, for my continuous journey forward.

Part of #winning is learning what it takes to be your own cheerleader!

 

Own the Day

‘Own the day or the day could own you.’- Kallie Knight

She was back! The drug, the doctor had prescribed day before yesterday, had taken her to a euphoria buzz, onto fog brain, then about 12 hours later, weakness, severe headache, heart palpitations accompanied by a sore throat.

Thursday had been a waste.  She couldn’t sleep. She couldn’t think clearly enough to perform the simple task of washing the dishes.

Damn doctors, she thought. Why can’t they listen? She had told her new primary care physician, that anything he prescribed needed to be the lowest dose then divided by half.  Thank heavens she had taken half a pill, 10 mg of the 20 mg prescription.

The drug? ESCITLOPRAM. It was supposed to enhance her mood, work with her current depression med. Now, she knew, when and IF she attempted it again, she was would only take 5mg.

Right now, she had responsibilities. Her dogs, prepping to finally, after a month and a half of living in an interim place, to MOVE! A REAL apartment!  The place she would call home.

K smiled as she  looked forward to hanging her hat!

YES! Today she would start to move a few things.  Luckily, her daughter who currently lived there, had the second bathroom cleaned out. Today, she would pick the items that could fit into that room. Only, fifteen minutes away from her current location it was like the difference from night and day.

Troutman, NC was a slice of heaven! Acres of fields, open space with the bonus of horses and cows, down the road. It was the one place, her whole being felt at home.

 

 

FINALLY, she felt HOPEFUL!

Doing the best one can, under any circumstance is what earns a person the title of survivor.

Feeling intense relief, she sipped her morning coffee, and felt exhilarated!

She KNEW-

TODAY, SHE OWNED THE DAY!

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Compliments of Zen to Zany!!

 

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

#Winning 1.17.2019

New in town and still learning my way around as I Prep for a very special
Wedding.

YES!! My daughter is getting married this Sunday!

 

I know that it is in my best interest to assure the “Bride to be” is pleased, with the “Mother of the bride’s outfit”!!

 

Yesterday, I tried on a variety of outfits, took photos and sent them to my daughter.

 

Fifteen plus clicks and at least 8 outfits later, we had it narrowed down to black dress slacks, knee length, Olive green sweater, that I can wear with my black ankle boots or a lovely, calf length black dress.

YES! Black, NO LONGER TABOO, can be a very classy look at weddings.   I tried pairing mine with a variety of colored lightweight, waist length, long sleeved, cardigans and colorful scarves.

This event is casual, so I need to be careful not to overdress!

I am no Fashionista, but love that by simply changing your scarf, one can change the overall look and feel of an outfit.

 

This one, I captioned: “Stephen Tyler” wants his scarf back. 😊

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In the middle of the clicks I sent this one to daughter, how could I resist? tee hee!

 

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One hurdle to go!

Now, to find a place to get my hair done.

Remember, I am the “new kid” in town, so I asked some of the cashiers at the local Food Lion, grocery store in Statesville.  SUPER, excited for the wedding, they were eager to help.  Off I went with groceries in hand and a couple of salon options. Fingers crossed I pick the right one!

 

Stay tuned for pics!

 

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Another 2 weeks and I should have wifi again… Missing all of you!!

 

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

 

Photography compliments and copyrighted by K of theblackwallblog.

Through the Panic Wall 1.6.2019

With an exasperated groan, Megan threw back the covers. Sitting up, she turned and instantly shivered as her bare feet touched the cold floor. She knew her tossing and turning was causing the dog’s restlessness.  Grabbing her I-phone, the digital clock was showing it was barely 12:30 AM. UGH!

Her mind was buzzing. Round and round, snippets of conversations and events, from the last few months, all playing at once.  Comparable to 60 plus movies; Genres from romance, drama, and a bit of comedy. The brevity and speed of each scene, was comparable to, running on an overload of Red Bull. Thought snippets literally, flashed, flickered and bounced, about her brainwaves.

Her life, not negative, was filled with many questions, with yet to be discovered answers. But…

STOP, dammit!

She grabbed a coat to cover her PJ’s, stuck her feet in her favorite worn out sneakers, and took the dogs outside.

Immediately, they started barking. “Go potty”, she said, but obviously there was someone in the used car lot across the street. They refused to pay attention to their business. Gut intuition added to her heightened anxiety, she quickly gave up and shooed them back into the house and locked the deadbolt.

Pouring herself a mug of coffee, then topping it off with Almond milk, Megan thought, Why fight it? Feeling wide awake, she headed down the hall towards her office and laptop.

 

Panic attacks, suck!  Sorry, but they do!

Mine are random and occur occasionally, generally within days of encountering

A high stress situation. Much different than the early 90’s when at first I had zero clue as to what was happening. Back then they were an immediate response to seemingly nothing at all and happening several times per week.

 

 

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Tips to win the fight against anxiety:

*Research, research, research.

*Seek counseling.

*Identify!  NO! You are NOT losing your marbles!

*Search for an underlying cause.

*Start monitoring your caffeine intake.

*Learn coping mechanisms.

*Giving each at least 6 weeks, try one of the numerous  natural practices for rewiring your mind and thoughts.

*Implement Yoga and/or relaxation techniques.

*Take medication, if necessary.

*Exercise on a regular basis.

*Push on thru them.

*Get plenty of rest via a set sleeping schedule. Usually works, (wink)!

*Buy a Staples “That was Easy!”, button. (one of my earlier tricks and blog posts 3 years ago!) See link Below: **

* My favorite, PANIC ATTACK BUSTER, the counter clockwise to clockwise, pointer finger at belly button level exercise.  It is SO SIMPLE, yet SO EFFECTIVE!

See link Below: **

 

**The BlackWall Blog – all-natural-free-anxiety-reversal-trick posted 8.29.18

**The BlackWall Blog- Story about the Staples- “THAT WAS EASY” Post

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*Do NOT give up!

 

YES! There IS life before, after AND during panic attacks. NEVER, let them stop you from being you!

 

 

 

We are always learning!

Have a suggestion on how to cope with them?

Feel free to share!

 

*I am not a professional doctor, no degrees, except my Quick Books Certification, on my office wall. These are just suggestions of what I have done for the last 26ish years. During some of those years, I lived panic free! Need help? Please, contact your local professional healthcare provider.

 

 

Kind Regards and #winning -K

Ok Chief Enough is enough! Or is it?

Oh! My husky has been secretly chatting with Old man Winter, AGAIN!

Early morning NH 11.20.18

And the snow continues!

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“Dream big and make life fun! Do something outrageous each day. Follow your passion. Believe in yourself.” – Unknown

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Kind Regards and staying toasty – K

Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Breakfast?

Well, since you’re having pancakes. Could it be the sweet taste of Homemade NH or VT Maple Syrup?

Boiled from the sap of Maple Trees! YUMMY!!

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A thoughtful quote?

Click of the sky over my house yesterday!

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I KNOW!!

It’s

OUR BOOK!!

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Where the Cows Still Play- Order Here

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Self publishing!

Takes careful planning and a keen eye for detail!

I’m available for tips and proofreading!

Self- Marketing

IDEA– Advertise your masterpiece with a low low price!

Business cards (dual sided) from VISTA PRINT!

You can hand them out wherever you go!

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My inspirational quote for your day-

Kind Regards

And believing in us – K

Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Monday?

A splash of color!

Great Quotes!

Smiles

and OUR BOOK!

On SALE!

Where the Cows Still Play! BUY IT HERE!

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A special quote for you:

“Isn’t it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?”

-Jim Carrey

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Kind Regards

And wishing you

the BEST DAY – K

🎈🎈 photos with quotes from Text2Pic.

Inspiring each other,

Self publishing, and

Self marketing – tips by K

K’s Blog Recommendations 9.14.2018

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CRAZY busy, busy week!

My first book on sale on Amazon- Where the Cows Still Play, interviews, marketing, plus!

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To make your dreams come true,

🎈YOU have to work your butt off!

🎈YOU have to believe in yourself

🎈YOU need people who believe in you!

🎈THEN you need to work 100 times as hard to keep that dream afloat and moving forward!

It all starts with a first step…

Like blog visits, the BEST part of my week. Hopping in to see what’s on the mind of my fellow blogging family !

SEEING the inspirational intertwined collage of  colors of creativity, hopefulness, sometimes sadness, and horror. I also am witness to first steps, dreams and the beautiful eyes of wisdom!

Here are this week finds!

ENJOY!

☀️http://helenevaillant.com/2018/09/13/neighbours-head/

☀️https://faithkaranja.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/lets-talk-about-dreams/

☀️https://rhscribbles.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/beautiful-chaos/

☀️https://verulomar.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/woolly-bear-on-the-move/

☀️http://adam-yamey-writes.com/2018/09/13/ouch-pull-it-out/

☀️https://vitabrevisliterature.com/2018/09/07/open-comment-a-haiku-poetry-competition-submit-your-poem/

☀️https://rebelfish.blog/2018/09/12/a-happy-worker-is-one-liner-wednesday/

☀️https://memorytrips.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/the-little-big-things/

☀️☀️https://olehippiestraveling.com/2018/09/13/cees-black-white-photo-challenge/

☀️https://anniegoose.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/amazon-book-1/

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✈️JOIN IN OUR FUN!

✈️COMMENT with your BLOG LINK & a Favorite quote!

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In 7 days, you should have more blogging friends, PLUS be featured on K’s weekly list!

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Kind Regards and Happy Blogging – K