Tag Archive | pity party no more

Pity Party No More: Conversation with Tammy

Living II (living with invisible illness) seems to have given me a kind of sixth sense.  It seems everywhere I go I meet inspirational people who are or have been in the process of bouncing back.  With each encounter, I grow stronger in my resolve to help other women Living II. I met Tammy Heotzler […]

Remembering on Patriot Day – What do you remember about September 11, 2001?

Do you remember where you were when you first heard of or saw the destruction of a symbol of America’s Wealth, the World Trade Center Twin Towers?  In 2001, I worked at the busiest airport in the country, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, for American Airlines.  That September 11th was a beautiful morning, bright and sunny.  […]

Just Stop It! Stop Complaining – How to Avoid Negativity

Have you ever been around someone who is just never happy? They can complain about the most insignificant things around. You wouldn’t have noticed anything if they didn’t mention it over and over. I swear it’s a special power, because as the complainer complains I lose all my mental power. Eventually sitting unengaged and frustrated. […]

Pity Party No More: I Can’t Do This Anymore

Sitting in a dim room for days, sometimes weeks at a time, seeing only a ray of light that dances between the blinds, I sit longing for it all to end–the pain, the exhaustion, the loneliness. No answers only questions. Why has my body become a torture chamber? What did I do to my body […]

Pity Party No More: How Good Can I Be Today?

  What are your first thoughts when you wake up in the morning? My first thought is, “How good can I be today?” No moving.  I consider the question for 5 to 10 minutes hoping I am raising my awareness so I don’t miss opportunities to be the best person I could be. Some days […]