Wanted: Acceptance?

   Everybody wants to feel accepted on some level. Even people who consider themselves to be outsiders or lone wolves want to be accepted as such.  The hurt of being unwanted or intentionally left out of a group is a bruising and long lasting one. I have been there. It is no fun.  At 36,…

Fitness Quest: The Impact of Stress

Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. I deal with fun things like depression and anxiety. With medication, a balanced daily routine and focus, I can keep it under control. When things that I cannot control spiral…

Personal Thoughts on Robin Williams' Passing

As written by Nina G. (aka @potnoodlez) Robin William’s suicide has shaken to me to my core. Not so much because a wonderful talent is now gone, although that in of itself is sad, but because I am terrified that some day that will be my fate. I never met Robin Williams, but yet I…