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Because. I. Can.

Posted November 30, 2008 By LifeIsChange

Finishing NaNoWriMo with over 50,000 words this year was about so much more than writing 50,000 words. Looking back at the numbers from past years, I see that after the first two years, the percentage of NaNo participants who actually crossed the 50K finish line ranges from 14% to 17%. It’s an accomplisment to be […]

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Palpitations, Migraines, and Fatigue . . . Oh My!

Posted December 22, 2008 By LifeIsChange

Because symptoms like depression, fatigue, and migraines are associated with every health issue I deal with, when one or more of those symptoms becomes worse, I tend to look to one of those issues to blame.  Do I also have IBS-like symptoms accompanied by gas and bloating and intestinal pain?  I must have been glutened. […]

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An ADDitional Piece of The Puzzle

Posted January 20, 2009 By LifeIsChange

So, I emailed my therapist last week about something (not related to the topic of this post), and I mentioned that I have so much trouble switching my focus from one thing to another.  If I’m on top of things at work and have a productive day, then when I get home I can’t seem […]

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Getting Myself Organized

Posted February 4, 2009 By LifeIsChange

In the reading I’ve been doing about strategies for dealing with ADD, I found a list of tips for organization.  Under the heading of “Sticking To A Daily Schedule”, the first item is, “Use a planner or electronic organizer. Instead of hunting for appointments and phone numbers written on scraps of paper, find the right […]

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Hope & Self Castigation

Posted February 20, 2009 By LifeIsChange

This entry will be a bit more personal than most, but I just have a feeling it might be helpful to someone if I share. I’ve told my therapist on several occasions that I often feel like a fool after each time I’ve let myself hope again.  Turns out, it’s not so uncommon for adults […]

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Protected: Structure, ADD, and Ingrained Attitudes

Posted April 28, 2009 By LifeIsChange

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Changes at Work

Posted June 30, 2009 By LifeIsChange

A year ago, I would have felt threatened.  I would have been indignant.  I would have been highly offended. But, fortunately, I’ve had time to get my attitude in check and work on some issues that helped my overall outlook, and so I’m relieved. I’ve been at my job for almost 12 years.  I work […]

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Cleaning Up The Chaos

Posted September 2, 2009 By LifeIsChange

I started this entry back in January and it’s been sitting in my drafts since then.  I finally wrote another entry that touched on the topic, so I guess I’ve “broken the ice” of discussing this publicly, although this is still really, really hard to admit.  There are a lot of other things that most […]

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The Daily Meme – Wednesday Media Mix

Posted September 9, 2009 By LifeIsChange

I stumbled on this site this morning, and it looks like it could be fun.  On the Wednesday list is the Wednesday Media Mix at My Digital Ghost (link no longer works), and I decided to do today’s. Play along! Either answer in the comments or post a link to your blog entry. Today’s theme […]

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Like Dominoes

Posted September 13, 2009 By LifeIsChange

I truly didn’t believe there could be anyone out there who was this perfectly suited for me.  I mean, what were the chances of that?  In every relationship, there are compatibilities and there are differences.  There are the things that work out easily and the obstacles to overcome.  In each of my past relationships, there were […]

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Feeling Crappy, Screwups, and Decisions

Posted October 10, 2009 By LifeIsChange

1.  Feeling Crappy Turns out, I didn’t have a hangover the other day.  It was the beginning of my PMDD/Migraine/Depression/Misery Days.  At least they don’t drag on for as long as they used to.  There’s that.  It was particularly rough this time, though, and the inner critic really capitalized on the opportunity to run rampant.  I […]

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More About Structure, And Another Gluten Warning

Posted October 30, 2009 By LifeIsChange

As hesitant as I was to attempt to add structure to my life, it’s turning out to not be as difficult as I feared it would be.  I think the key is to add new things one at a time, with some time in between to adjust.  Well, there seem to be several keys, but […]

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Turning Points, Part I: ADD Meds

Posted December 24, 2009 By LifeIsChange

Wow.  Ok.  Where do I start? Since I wrote my last post, when I was only 1733 words into NaNo and being distracted by music, there have been some huge, major turning points in my life, including but not limited to: Getting started on ADD meds My second NaNoWriMo win Decluttering and repairs at home […]

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Turning Points, Part II: NaNoWriMo

Posted December 26, 2009 By LifeIsChange

As I said in my last post, in the past two months or so (a little less, actually), there have been some huge, major turning points in my life, including but not limited to: Getting started on ADD meds My second NaNoWriMo win Decluttering and repairs at home . . . And my visit with […]

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More Mystery Glutenings Solved, And A New Challenge

Posted January 28, 2010 By LifeIsChange

Update October 2016: The link below to Triumph Dining’s Gluten-Free Grocery Guide leads to the current edition, which may be a bit different from the way I described the 3rd edition, but any differences only make it more comprehensive and up-to-date! I don’t know if anything has changed regarding the Publix brand products since the […]

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The One-Year Plan

Posted February 24, 2010 By LifeIsChange

As Kate noticed in her comment here, and as I mentioned again here, SS and I have been working on plans for living together in the future.  Because we live about 1000 miles apart, and because we have both been going through some major life changes in the last year or more, this takes planning. […]

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Beware of Gluten-Carrying Strangers

Posted March 5, 2010 By LifeIsChange

Ah, geez.  I couldn’t figure out, on Wednesday, why I was so scattered and unable to focus at work.  I slept enough the night before.  I took my ADD medication, just as I do every day.  I didn’t feel particularly overly hormonal.  The Fibro was apparently the reason my neck was hurting (more about the […]

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When A Friend Becomes A Stranger

Posted March 6, 2010 By LifeIsChange

About four times a year, my neck starts to hurt, and it will hurt for a few days.  It starts out as that “I must have slept wrong” kind of feeling and then progresses until I can’t turn my head.  Because it’s so cyclical, and because I realized that it’s only a couple weeks earlier […]

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Strange Horoscope

Posted March 10, 2010 By LifeIsChange

I don’t read my horoscope very often, especially the ones that show up on just about every home page option list that only take the sun sign into account.  I mean, come on, every Gemini out there is not going to have the exact same kind of day. But today, as I was revamping my […]

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Things That Are Strange

Posted March 29, 2010 By LifeIsChange

1.  When you’re shopping and you see an adorable musical teddy-bear wearing a shirt that says, “You are the love of my life”, and you’re thinking you would like to buy it for your Someone Special, and you squeeze its paw to see what song it plays . . . and it’s the song that […]

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This happens a lot, in my life.  When there is something I’m really supposed to know or address, it keeps popping up everywhere, again and again.  In conversations (either between myself and others or in overheard conversations), in articles or blog posts I stumble on when searching for something else, on TV.  I can ignore […]

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So, while asking myself whether I should or shouldn’t participate in NaNoWriMo this year, because I’ve got a lot on my plate, getting ready for my move early next year, I’ve also been planning my novel. I guess that’s my answer. It’ll be my seventh NaNoWriMo, and hopefully my third win.  It’s become such a […]

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Gluten Ataxia

Posted April 12, 2011 By LifeIsChange

SS found a fascinating article and emailed it to me this morning.  It’s brought on one of those “Wow!” reactions for me. We’ve discussed, many times, some problems I have with balance and gait that are kind of upsetting to me.  Up to now, I’ve chalked them up as being symptoms of my ADD/Executive Function […]

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My apologies to anyone who found this post by googling Katy Perry and then was disappointed to land on the blog of a middle-aged woman who blogs about her health and feeling old.  I would have written this as two separate posts, but it all goes together, for me. . . So, SS and I […]

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Going Off Of Yaz / Beyaz

Posted July 19, 2011 By LifeIsChange

I realized it’s been a while, again, since I posted, so I think it’s time for a catch-up. The biggest thing that has been on my radar recently has been going off of Yaz (which is now called Beyaz). Ickiness warning for anyone who finds discussion of women’s health issues off-putting: the rest of this […]

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Please help me win a new bed!

Posted August 29, 2011 By LifeIsChange

I debated about posting about this on my blog, since I try to keep my real name separate from my blogging, but I do blog about health and issues that are directly affected by quality of sleep, like ADD/ADHD and Fibromyalgia, and this relates to all of that. SS found an essay contest here to try to win […]

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Catching Up

Posted September 30, 2011 By LifeIsChange

Oh, there have been SO many things I’ve wanted to blog about lately, but life is still kind of sped-up for me right now.  I’ll continue to be busy-busy-busy for at least the next couple months.  Not that busy-busy-busy is bad, mind you.  It’s just . . . well . . . very busy. So, […]

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My ADDtention Span is Like Six Degrees of Separation

Posted October 27, 2016 By LifeIsChange

So, you know that theory that you can connect any two people in six steps or less if you know enough about them? I’ve always been fascinated by that, and the concept that we are all connected in some way. Sometimes my ADD attention span is like Six Degrees of Separation, going from one thought […]

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