Tag Archives: depression

Snapshots

Two years ago, my aunt Rosie gave me a cardboard  box of 35 mm slides she’d inherited from her aunt Annie from Germany. there were probably two to three hundred slides.    Most of the slides were taken before I … Continue reading

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Musing After A Hot Date

 Girlfriend and I were out on a date last night.  Yes it is possible to still have the warm fuzzies for each other after 35 years.  Automatic? Nope Possible? Yep. Neither one of us was in the mood for “fancy” so … Continue reading

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Measuring Long Term Stress

Friend of mine  had his machine shed catch fire yesterday.  Fortunately no one was injured, but I keep thinking to myself, the stress level in his life has got to be off the chart.  He was diagnosed with prostrate cancer … Continue reading

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My Spiral Into Depression

My Spiral Into Depression I learned at CCEF  “almost anything can be at the root of depression: a recent illness in which you get behind in your work, hormonal changes, a reversal of fortune, the consequences of simple negligence, guilt over a particular … Continue reading

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Living Simply, what that looks like for me

Read a blog post tonight that asked the question: What does living simply mean to me? I have written on this topic before.    A guest recently told me things were too quiet on the farm.  I wanted to say that … Continue reading

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Keeping Order In My Private World

This past week  I found out  I got the bid on a project to construct 15 tables for a local bar. There is a May 15th completion date.  That work, in addition to 3 other construction jobs my crew has … Continue reading

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stepping off the hampster wheel

      This morning as I was laying in bed  sipping on my coffee, feeling the spring breeze blow through the window, listening to a morning dove,  I found myself again savoring what I call the “margin” in my life.  Margin:    … Continue reading

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