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Where are My Reasons for Happiness?

Greetings Beautiful-Breathing-Fagile-Life reading my blog at this moment in time!

Hoping All is Well with You and Yours!

It's Sunday, March 2, 2014 and where are my Reasons for Happiness??

Where have they gone?? Far, far away??

NO! WAY!;)

For those who follow my blog series: Reasons for Happiness , 200 Reasons For Happiness which began back on August 8,...
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Sick of Numbers?

I'm sick of numbers (hopefully momentarily)!

I sorta have this love, like, dislike and hate (strong dislike) emotional entanglement with numbers. An attraction, distraction, fascination and aggravation of mind-wrapping relationship with math.

I prefer words. I love words more. Numbers I tolerate. Numbers I like less.

I love facts. Sometimes, brain just jumps to the solution/answer and doesn't want to bother with calculations, estimations or projections. (Statistics are alright.)

I live in a world of try to take...
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A Partner with Special Needs

Life is precious. Life is privilege. Life is fragile. Life is fleeting!
A special gift from the giver of our life! Special life requires special care, maintenance, sustenance for sustaining.

Every Partner, Person, Breathing-Fragile-Life inhabiting our fragile planet has needs that are special. These needs must be met in order to sustain life. (Obviously, You know Your personal needs.)

In my view of life as precious-special-fragile: we all have certain...
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Geek Speak: Say WHAT?

Geek speak can be a conundrum. Geek speak or oblique can make it challenging for some relationships to thrive (, Doctors and Patients, Caregivers and Care-Receivers, Parents and Children, Teachers and Students, Partners and Friends, Me-Tarzan, You-Jane or joan -lol and So-called Leaders and So-called Followers, etc.)

In case You need to know, i have nothing whatsoever against geeks (aka Super-Smart and/or Experts in their given field)...i use this term "geek" endearingly!..i've known (appreciated, liked very...
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How to Forgive: The Basics

HAPPY August to YOU: Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Life!:) Just like the start of each new day is an opportunity for peace and wellness, each new month provides incentive to continue down a progressive path toward greater wellness. What do You hope to achieve this August? How about: Forgiveness?!

Forgiveness a great concept, eh? Achievable?? YES!:)
You just have to know how. It...
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Compassion Communication Saves Relationships!

"It takes courage, determination, and resiliency to maintain a long-lasting relationship." ~states John M. Gottman and Nan Silver, Marriage Researchers.

On "Sunday," my family and i were doing some in-depth reading/study on the topic of Communication and how "Good" aka non-harmful or non-hurtful Compassionate Communication can strengthen a family. This post is basically an essay: describing somethings we discussed: somethings we read: as well as somethings:

i've been meaning to put to paper (put to post).

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Migraine Monday? Manic Monday? or MARVELOUS Monday?

Monday?! Do you like Mondays?? "Mon" (my) Day! Recuperating from the week-ends' busy activity?! Migraine Monday? Meditative Monday? Marvelous Monday? or Manic Monday? (The Bangles come to mind.) Hope You, my Readers, are having a Marvelous Monday!:)
After my long book-of-a-post, was meditating about what could i possibly share of an uplifting, light fun and/or educational. Thought perhaps of giving you a link to a kid's...
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Are You GREAT just because You Exist?!

True self confidence comes from honing your talents and learning things,” says the book Generation Me, “not from being told you’re great just because you exist.”
“Parents want to make their children happy, and children want stuff,” says the book The Narcissism Epidemic. “Thus parents buy them stuff. And children are happy, but only for a short period of time. Then they want even more stuff.

Throwing material goods at problems is...
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Suicide Prevention – Constant Vigilance and Ongoing Education

Please note: before publishing this I discussed the post with my husband to make sure he was okay/comfortable with me talking about his struggle with suicidal thinking. His response was positive.

As the constant advocate, he feels it will be therapeutic for me as well helpful to others to talk about this difficult topic. The issues of suicide and caregiving, and loving and living with a suicidal partner can be very distressing to say the least. Together, caregivers, partners, family and friends can help each other press on...choose life!
Suicidal Behavior Watch Signs  
My heart and thoughts go out to all the people who have lost a loved one to suicide! Whenever someone in the public eye dies unexpectedly of apparent suicide (like O. J. Murdock and others), it opens up difficult dialogue. As a Caregiver and partner, this is one aspect of my husband's illness that is very scarey! It just reminds me of the need for constant vigilance and on-going education.

My husband has been a mental health advocate for many years now. His advocacy started in Sarasota, Florida after suffering a major Bipolar episode leading to a suicide attempt and then hospitalization. He has talked about it many times, yet it still scares me.

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