Last week was rough. I have been staring at my screen for the last nine minutes, watching my cursor blink, trying to figure out how to explain what I mean by “rough”. Yikes. Now another three minutes have gone by. I better get my act together or this post will just be a play by … More #Littlethingsmatter Monday
My name is Mia Chard. I am a suicide survivor. I am not ashamed. This is the face of suicide. This is the face that the world always saw from me – smiling, happy, helping, loving. No one would have guessed that I would have tried to end my life. No one really knew the … More The face of SUICIDE is often a happy one.
I was driving to meet a friend the other day. I was listening to some music and zoning out, not paying particular attention to the lyrics. I was zoned out up until the point that a particular phrase was sung, that phrase was, “I believe that everything happens for a reason.” Fortunately for you I’m … More Everything DOES NOT happen for a reason.
So, today is my birthday. I don’t say this so that you will wish me happy birthday or anything – I mean, I won’t reject a nicely said happy birthday or any gifts you might wish to bestow (I love LUSH, Audible gift certificates, or really any kind of gift card 😉 ) but … More Gratitude, likes, and wishes.
Alone. I hate that word. Alone. I sometimes do that thing where you say a word over and over again until it sounds weird, feels weird – Alone Alone Alone AloNE ALONE Alone AlonE – sometimes, at this point, alone turns into “loon” and I crack myself up, feeling hilarious, because for a while now … More Are you running from your emotions? Yes. Yes I am.
I have always hated shopping. Did you gasp? I was kind of hoping someone would gasp. That was my thought when I started with that intro – in the world in which we live, women are supposed to love shopping, if I started with a hatred of that then the shock must induce gasps … … More I see you.
Hello world! Thank you for visiting. Thank you for joining me on my new adventure. Don’t worry, my computer only sustained minor damages from the Martinelli’s Apple Cider. I’m sure if it would have been real champagne the damage would have been a lot worse, good thing I don’t drink. Look at us? Already getting … More Yachts and Red Ribbons
Little moments of goodness happen all the time in our lives; its looking for and appreciating them that can be the challenge. I always felt bothered by the advice that when we feel we are in most need of help, of comfort, of being seen, that it is in looking outward to others that we … More Her name was Patty.
A month ago in a conversation with a friend I respect and appreciate he said something that I took the wrong way at first, something that I let hurt me. We had been talking about some of the experiences I had gone through in my life and the type of pain I felt from them: … More Your pain is not unique.
me at 19 with a family friend A few weeks back I was at my parent’s home. My mom had been going through boxes and had found a photo album I hadn’t seen in years; in it was this picture. I hated seeing this picture and could hardly look at it without feeling angry, sad, … More A conversation about weight.