Category Archives: addiction

TSC & Mental Health

The experience of neuropsychiatric issues and TSC , TAND checklist, raising funds Continue reading

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Team TSC & The Marine Corp Marathon

My running pitch:  I can’t even begin to explain to you how much running has been an elemental coping mechanism in my journey with TSC.  For better or for worse, I have come to running as a corridor of freedom … Continue reading

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Dear Wheaton College,

Brief letter to my alma mater discussing the meaning of “fallng” Wheatie. Continue reading

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Special Needs Mom.

I am a mom with lots of special needs.   I’m irritable, exhausted….with an extreme sparsity of emotional energy and nothing positive to discuss. I feel all alone at time, charting unmapped territory.  It’s as if I’m a early frontierswoman, navigating … Continue reading

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Lost at the Big Y, STUCK at Walmart. A rather long rant.

When my son Jack was around age 3-4, he was a bolter. I mean a runner.  A dasher.  As in Dash from The Incredibles, dasher.  And fast!  The kid would just flat out beat a trail away from me at … Continue reading

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My son Jack was concerned recently that he had acquired Tetanus. Lockjaw.  He locked down on this notion and obsessed about it to the point of not being able to eat or sleep, was having trouble functioning at school and … Continue reading

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The Power of Ice Cream

We have this little issue with ice cream in our family.  It goes way back.  Way back in my ancestral tribe.  Maybe it’s something that goes way back for a lot of us, those first memories of eating ice cream, … Continue reading

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Discourse on Madness

In my own personal reflections lately, I’ve often pondered just what it is about the label “recovering” alcoholic, that I find frustrating personally, as well as what it is about 12 step support groups, and the overall image of the … Continue reading

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The Path…infused with Artisanal by Dad

My father died of fronto-temporal dementia in September of 2004.  He was an exceptional human being in the way we all are exceptional human beings, however, he knew it.  He was a paratrooper in his early twenties and jumped out … Continue reading

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Running Out

And so, I ran my way out of my crisis of faith. Faith looks like running shoes and the great outdoors. I have been a runner for many many years and find running outside such a solace; me, my shoes … Continue reading

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