The Sweetest Memories.

I was reading Bon’s story of how she met June.  It was a wonderful post, but toward the end she wrote something that kind of stuck out in my mind.  “It is a day I want to relive in my head over and over and an experience I hope I get to repeat.”  As someone who has no desire to birth a child, I found myself curious…what are those moments for me so far?  What are those days?

I have plenty of…

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Utah Sky

My road trip with Henri has been on my mind lately.  As much as I love the transition to fall, I’m hanging onto summer so tightly in my heart and mind.  The road trip of my dreams happened with the person of my dreams.  I hope autumn can live up to the hype, because even Halloween, my beloved and treasured holiday, can’t hold a candle to walking the Strip and taking Nevada backroads with the wind…

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Anger is Power: Anger Management Myths

Anger is Power: Anger Management Myths

So, now that we’ve covered the basics of biology, I wanted to move forward a bit to actually managing anger.  For some people, anger is a beast that rarely raises its head, not something they have to deal with often.  This can come from a lot of factors, just as people who are often angry often have a variety of reasons for being so.  I do want to cover two points in this entry, and here they are:

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Anger is Power: The Biology of Anger

Anger is Power: The Biology of Anger

We talk about being angry so often it’s completely taken for granted.  When someone says they’re angry, or when you’reangry, that’s often such a reactive and common event that the actual meaning and biology behind the anger gets lost.  Which is why it so often needs to be managed!  You can’t manage, or help someone else manage, something you don’t actively understand, so before we talk about…

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Introducing An Anger Series!

Introducing An Anger Series!

So I gave the blog a bit of a makeover and while I love the colors and font of the header/sidebar I’m not too sure how I feel about the blog being in a serif font.

Let me know, is this easy to read? Any feedback is good!  I’m not a blog designer nor do I claim to be, but I definitely want readers to be able to read the posts.

Anyway, beyond that, I wanted to announce what I’ll be writing of this…

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Wednesday Words: A Friendship Love Song

Wednesday Words: A Friendship Love Song


I am a day late, but that’s okay, because these lyrics are just what you need for a tired Thursday.


Today’s words come from a Swedish folk song.  I tried to research its roots but didn’t find much so I’m not sure from when and where it comes, but still…it’s gorgeous!  Have a listen.

It’s also pretty unique because as you can imagine most Swedish folk songs are about trolls and magic and…

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On My Pursuit of Science.

On My Pursuit of Science.

I suppose this is a ‘coming out’ post of sorts.  This is something I only really have talked to a few people about, and I knew I wanted to say a few things about it so here we are.  It all started when I made the decision to move to Sweden–one of the questions most people asked me were “What will you study?”  A bit overwhelming to an American who lived a childhood in poverty and had little hope…

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Happy Birthday To Me!

Happy Birthday To Me!

Here in Utah I still have about 45 minutes to go, but in plenty of other places, I am now 27!

10623722_273020452893719_1920523457_nI made my own cake.  I haven’t done that since I was eleven years old.  I remember it so clearly; to celebrate our family went out on a horseback ride and my mom’s horse threw her off.  She had to go to the hospital and it was dinner by the time the whole catastrophe was over.  She sat in her chair (she…

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Teachers, Stand Up for Your Students.

Teachers, Stand Up for Your Students.

Though school bullying may be a hot topic in recent years, anybody who has been around will tell you bullying is nothing new.  I have friends from all states and countries who have very sad stories of being mistreated at school.  Bullying is a topic for another day.  I want to tell you why teachers should stand up for their students.

Firstly–and most kids know this–teachers know everything.  They…

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Things to do in Vegas (for the non gamblers)

Things to do in Vegas (for the non gamblers)

I have shared too pitifully few photos from my Vegas road trip.  But I thought it would be a fun idea to share a few ideas of things to do if you’re like Henri and I and see absolutely no thrill in gambling.  We had a blast and all the money that left our pockets was put toward something that wasn’t the hope of more money!


1.  See a magic show …or any show!  We enjoyed Marc Savard’s Hypnosis…

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Wednesday Words: A Poem on Death

Wednesday Words: A Poem on Death


I know it feels like I talk about death a lot.  Actually I wanted to share this quote because I’ve been missing my mom a lot lately.  Most things I read after she passed didn’t help me at all.  They were religious, or else said something spiritual like “That person is watching you” or something else I don’t believe in.  I’d like to believe she is.  I’d like to talk to her and expect an answer.…

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A Step Back in Time

A Step Back in Time

Yesterday after work, I had to stop by my old college where I attended in 2012. I needed some paperwork that required photo ID. And since I was right there anyway I thought I’d drop in and say hello to my old EMT instructor. Not a big deal, right?

I found myself walking through the familiar doors, looking at the big empty hall and having all those memories rush back to me. “Here’s where I…

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