How to be mentally Strong.

Written by Amy Morin, LCSW   Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you...

Just being me

"If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind." ~Buddha Many of us allow other people’s opinions to dictate what we believe, value, or perceive. It’s not always easy to stand up for our beliefs and opinions...

Ways To Keep Lowlife Scum Off Your Doorstep for Preppers

This is an article written by someone that was being serious.  Now, I am all for protecting yourself and your family.  This is an extreme article that leaves me shaking my head.  Are these people really out there.  I was around for the Y 2K...

Rant and Raving about having to get dressed

When sleep becomes my enemy it is looking for trouble.  I have been sleeping just fine lately.  Tonight, tossing and turning all night.  I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and that is probably why.  I hate commitments of any kind.  I do not care...

Marijuana being almost legal

I am aware that "pot" is legal in certain states. We have friends in Colorado.  There are other states that have either made it legal or decriminalized it.  Here, I live on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border.  I do most of my shopping in NH due to...

Why should you feel miserable?

Why Slats Grobnik Can't Be Miserable Discovered this jewel of an article written in 1991.  I had to smile while reading this column written many years ago. I think it still reflects the attitude of many today.  Living in their world must be great. ...

Those Who Smile Too Much are Probably Fools

  One of my fondest curb stone theories has recently been confirmed by genuine scientific research. It has to do with why some people are chronically grouchy and depressed while others are always bubbling with enthusiasm and looking at the bright...

houseguest gone bag and baggage

Listen, I never claimed to be a "saint".  Tonight I proved it.  You may not know but I had a houseguest staying with me for over a week.  His wife threw him out last Sunday.  He ended up in the hospital and called me to see if I would pick him up. ...

Keeping the American Dream Alive

I am seeing a lot of posts about politics and politicians lately.  I am really amazed at some of the intelligent people that are picking sides.  There is only one side to politics and it is called, money !  There is no man or woman in their right mind...

I love living alone.

As I have mentioned in a few posts, I have a houseguest.  That saying, one is OK and two is an inconvenience, it true.  I really like having my privacy and living alone.  I can stay up and make noise, cook and never worry about anyone else.  Now, I...

We Must Stop This Immediately!

  Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper?  Groceries are heavier.  And, everything is farther away. Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street has become!  This extension work was apparently...

I ain't no saint

I recently posted about my houseguest.  He is terminal ( aren't we all) and homeless.  His wife threw him out for swearing as she is a Jehovah Witness.  I received some positive feedback from thoughts and it was much appreciated.  I still have my...

Have a house guest

My neighbor got thrown out again.  He called me and I took him to hospital. He is terminal from Emphysema. He is on oxygen daily and takes about 15 meds.  When they released him Monday he called me to pick him up.  I decided to call his wife to let...

Are you always being taken for granted

    Are you one of those people who find themselves being taken for granted all the time? You may be assertive and in control of your life. But somewhere along the way, you start to realize that the people that love you are taking you and...

Short but Sweet

50 Dollars is 50 Dollars   Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say, 'Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter. 'Esther always replied, 'I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is 50...

Women who enable men to be jerks

I have a particular woman and man in mind as I write this.  In thinking about it,  I realize this woman is not alone in building up her jerk husband to make her feel good.  These two met in their 20's and have been together ever since.  They are...

What does being a friend mean ?

Over my life I have had many acquaintances and maybe 4 or 5 real friends. I can easily separate them by how they treat me.  It is possible I have only one friend. the others are considered friends but how far would I put myself out there for one.  How...