Month: March 2020

  • A New Look For This Blog

    Starting in the month of May this blog will be showing as a name: RTS.  The url will stay the same.  I am seriously looking at upgrading my plan to a paid one. This change is one that I have been seriously thinking about for several months.  Sometimes change like this in a website can […]

  • The Crazy World Of Depression

    There are those days when I think I just want to scream. Scream about what I don’t know, I just want to scream.

  • A Day Of Appreciation!

    I have had my share of a stay in the hospital.  There is one thing that made the stay endurable was the nurses on staff.  I marveled how they did their work, hour by hour, patient by patient.  They did the heavy lifting.  Yes, the doctors gave the orders, but, it was the nurses that saw to it to have those orders filled.

  • Conquer or Surrender

    At this time everyone is facing great challenges.  Every challenge is unique therefore it requires an unique plan to face it. I have faced many challenges, sometimes I think that it is more than one person deserves.  I have broken bones, recovered from a motorbike accident as a passenger, loss of loved ones, marriages that have fallen apart.  

  • Comfort Food – Recipe -Diabetic Cheese Cake

    My best friend found this recipe and it soon became one of my favorite’s. I think everyone has their favorite comfort foods, I know I do. One of mine is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You don’t have to be diabetic to enjoy this melt in your mouth Cheese Cake. Ingredients 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs […]

  • The Detoxification Of My Mind

     “Often we see detox as a solitary pursuit, something we have to muscle up for and go it alone. But the truth is that it will be easier and healthier if you find a way to integrate your friends and family into the experience.” ― Woodson Merrell, The Detox Prescription: Supercharge Your Health, Strip Away Pounds, and […]

  • Cabin Fever Anyone?

    Over the past several days I have decided to make the most of being mandated stay indoors.

  • Keeping Sane In An Abnormal Time

    “The ability to continue moving when you are feeling scared, fearful or lazy is the sign of true mental strength.” ― Matthew Donnelly I have now been in my house for approximately three weeks.  In the past I have fought pneumonia twice.  So, I feel that staying in is best for my psychical health. The true […]

  • The Construction Of A Blog

    “We need a spark to lit a fire inside us. A spark is an inspiration to make art, a fear to find courage, and a pain to provoke strength. A spark is unplanned and unexpected incident that happens in the middle of your ordinary life. After that, it leaves a fire burning in your heart. […]

  • Little Boy, Little Boy

    I always love going home anyway; it’s where my roots are. I always like to go back. It’s a good reminder of where I started and the journey that I still have to go on to get where I want to be. Millie Bright Read more at It is just after 5 a.m. here […]

  • Believe

    I found this picture. It needs no other words added. Hope you will enjoy it!

  • Me Too, Me Too!

    “Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – Unknown Stop Stigma One of the most encouraging moments for me is when I am […]

  • Jitters

    Today has been a different day for me.  I woke up being jittery, no reason why, just so jittery.  So, I took an Ativan to calm my nerves.  It wasn’t a panic attack for I can recognize them.  It was just plain and simple the jitters.

  • A Re-Blog: What Causes Social Anxiety? — No Stress

    What Causes Social Anxiety? Social Anxiety Disorder is a fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. People who have social anxiety often fear that they are being watched, judged, and evaluated by other people. It is often mistaken for shyness or low self-esteem. There are many different causes of social anxiety, however,… via […]

  • Really, That’s Not Normal

    If I am honest things are definitely not normal.  Upside down, inside out, topsy turvy, mad house, those are just some adjectives to describe the new world we are living in. Gone is the outstretched hand to shake another.  The warm hug from someone we love.  Travel not advised, borders being closed.  Favorite restaurants closed to sitting in to dine.  Places we love to gather in shuttered until further notice. 

  • Frustration Is Thy Name!

    The word “frustration” is the first thing to come to my mind at this time.  My best friend is feeling it along with being totally bored. Parents are definitely feeling frustrated, at wit’s end, trying to find day care for their young children.  

  • Insecurity, Depression

    A preacher friend use to say this “when you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. All through my life I have never liked myself.  Too many things that I thought that I wish I could change them.

  • A Personal Message

    Dear Reader: These are turbulent times.  Times of distress, uncertainty, emotions are running high, many not sure how they will keep a roof over their head and food on their table for their family.

  • Fear What?

    It was during the 1960’s I must have been only about six or seven years old.  The only thing that divided Windsor from Detroit was the Detroit River. History tells us it was during the riots for civil rights.  I can remember seeing smoke coming from the streets of Detroit.  During that time people were rightly fearing that all the disruption would begin to seep into the streets of Windsor, Ontario.

  • A Re-Blog: 7 things you need to know about Bipolar — Mental health from the other side

    Each year World Bipolar Day takes place on 30th March and this year members of the public across the globe are being encouraged to use social media to help disseminate information and get the event’s hashtags trending on social media. World Bipolar Day is designed to raise awareness worldwide of bipolar conditions and to work […] […]

  • Small World Isn’t It?

    “We live in a small world, and we all are affected by everything that happens everywhere. And to look at it less selfishly, we also need to be grateful for the luck of where we’re born and how we ended up where we ended up.” ~ Natalie Portman Small World Quotes I am old enough […]

  • A Re-Blog: Breathing And Relaxation Techniques To Sleep Better… — No Stress

    Breathing And Relaxation Techniques To Sleep Better… There are many breathing and relaxation techniques that you can learn to use to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The deeper and slower that you breathe the more relaxed and sedated you will become. Sleeping with the window open will help the air to circulate in your bedroom… via […]

  • Finding Peace, Missed Opportunities

    I was in grade eight nearing my graduation.  We were having dinner when there was a knock at the door.  My mom thought it was one of our friends, she went to the door and there stood my grade eight teacher.  He started talking to my mother about my education after graduation.  First, he wanted my mom to hold me back a year because I was small for my age. 

  • Failure Does Not Define Me

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill Quotes about Overcoming Failure I was in my late thirties to early forties to learn that my failures did not define who I am. It was something that I probably learned that one failure means you […]