The normal person so it seems hits  bumps in the road as we walk along our life path. Many of us have dealt with depression since childhood, though for some this may be a brand new experience. To add to the ever changing landscape of our lives there may have been events which trigger bouts with depression that was once thought under control. The familiar idiom, two steps forward, one step back. Then, new found anxiety and panic. Through everyday life changes we learn to adapt. We learn that their are tools that help us overcome those challenges. As we continue to grow some are lucky enough to move on and hopefully never ever have to look back. Some people may go for the rest of their lives without having to deal with the terrible traits again. Not everyone is that fortunate. An event or seemingly nothing at all can trigger another bout with one or more, AGAIN. So we pick up our tool box and start working, AGAIN. If only it was as easy as it sounds in this little write up of mine.

At the age of 54 out of nowhere, just when my life was coming together I was hit hard with menopause (OH! goody!! NOT!) paired with PTSD from something that happened in my early twenties.  I already had in control and was coming out of the financial and emotional ramifications of a very dark depression I survived when my rose colored glasses were ripped off when my son was stationed overseas in early 2010. I happen to be a very good research analyst and while he was gone, I put my expertise to work. Unfortunately, there are things once discovered that you can never unlearn.

One of the wonderful things I learned from that dark depression is, for me, a most helpful and fulfilling part of my lifetime gathered  hand dandy survival tips and tricks that are carried in my tool box-are best shared with a side of humor and wit. I help “me” by sharing and listening to other’s tales and tips of success. Trust me a lot of people carry those tool boxes. Just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

So here I am…Once again, knowing  I need a little help from my friends and perhaps with this blog I can make some new.


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  1. Hi K! Thanks for openly sharing your struggles and tools for navigating them. Anxiety came out of nowhere about five years ago. I’m still learning how to adjust and recover quickly so that I can live and function without those irrational fears blocking my path.

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    1. You are welcome. Be kind to yourself. It’s a learning process. Celebrate every victory no matter how small it seems!

      I am so grateful that you shared with me. It’s important to know we are not alone on our quest.

      Keep moving forward one RTS at a time. Feel free to message me.


      Kind Regards and big hugs -K

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  2. I’m really pleased to meet you….thanks for “following” me for it has resulted in our connection. I can already tell you are brave and giving and awesome….thanks for extending yourself :)….and, Happy New year πŸ™‚

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    1. How did u know my bday was? Hmm a card how sweet!! K stands for Kallie. Quite a common name these days. My daughter and I were chatting about my bday the other day. I said I was feeling old turning a speed limit and all. Trying to make me feel better she said “Well at least it”s a fast one”!” I probably told that before but it cracks me up every time I think about it! Ha ha!

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  3. Funny I have read this a million times it seems and I just noticed the mistake of their for there!

    Also, please note if I don’t reply to a comment within a day or two it may have gone to my spam box. For that I apologize! Unfortunately, LGB and I do a lot more on our phones now and I often don’t remember even how to check it,😜. Note to self write directions on checking for spam!

    Mud season has arrived here in New England! 🐾

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing being a part of our journey.

    Kind Regards -K


  4. Hello, I’m all for sharing what’s in my tool box. I’m new to the blogging community & always on the lookout for new tools that make life easier…….it’s all about tools, you can never have too many, right? So glad to have connected with you here & I look forward to reading more posts .

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    1. Excellent and welcome! I’m so
      pleased to wake up to a fellow tool sharing blogger comment! I’m raising my morning cup of Joe to you!! I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend! 🌷🌷 Kind Regards and early morning smiles -K


  5. Better late than never.. I am glad I came across your blog. It’s wonderful.. and though I met you late but I can personally connect to you is the best partπŸ˜‰

    We all will grow together, and I will get to learn so much from you..

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  6. I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety on and off for most of my life, Then I was in a car accident which killed my husband. Then PTSD reared its ugly head. Every day is a challenge, but we we keep on going. I wish you the best.

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  7. I very much admire what you do! I still struggle with the stigma around these issues, but I have vowed before the end of the year I am going to try to tell a bit of my story. Thanks for adding to the inspiration to do that!

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    1. If you want trust from others you need to show your cards. I’m here to help others. They in turn help me! It’s not always easy to know what to share. But I try to share with a positive twist. Striving for hope. A lot of my writing helps me find the positive side! It’s a win win! You will do fabulous! I can tell by your sharing on your blog already! Onwards and upwards! #winning!

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    2. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I am getting better at being vulnerable with people and not being attached to the outcome. It is a trait that I greatly admire in others and you seem to be a pro at it! Very grateful we have connected!

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