The Road To Recovery – Life After Kidney Transplant

It FINALLY happened! On March 9, 2019, after seven years on dialysis, I received my life-saving kidney transplant!  Now I am experiencing the difficulties, but more importantly the joys of recovery.  While the joys of recovery and life with a working kidney are extraordinary, they are not what this article is about.  No, today’s article is for all those in…

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anxiety triggers

10 Most Common Anxiety Triggers

What Causes Anxiety?   Unfortunately, there is not one simple answer to this question.  Anxiety is most easily defined as a feeling of extreme worry and unease.  There are many different things and situations that can cause this anxious feeling.  They are referred to as triggers.  Furthermore, not everyone who suffers from anxiety experiences the same triggers as another.  Some people even…

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Top 8 LGBTQ Friendly Destinations To Visit In 2019

8 Of The Most Friendly, Inclusive Travel Destinations For The LGBTQ+ Community.   Whether full time or just summer vacation, traveling is an exhilarating experience.  However, it can be dangerous if you don’t prepare properly.  For the people of the LGBTQ+ community, it can be even more dangerous than it is for most.  Some countries, unfortunately, are not welcoming to people that…

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A Very Missey Christmas: A Life Update

Everyone loves the holidays.  Except for those who don’t.  For a long time now, I have been one of those people.  Now before you say “HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU NOT LOVE THE HOLIDAYS?!!? You see your family, eat food, & get presents!!!  It’s all so splendid!”  you should know 2 things about my life. 1.  A tragedy struck my…

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family vacation, travel anxiety


Stepping into the unknown can be a terrifying situation.  Whether it be a permanent move or just a family vacation the moments leading up to the awesome memories can be hectic.  Hectic situations are where we often find anxiety lurking… to be more specific, in this case, it’s travel anxiety.   So how do you rein in your travel anxiety before…

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