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Elders, Education and #MeToo

Sitting in the waiting room while my car is being serviced. I'm having a tow hitch installed so in the spring we can transport the family bikes to a local bike trail. Since I'm waiting for it to be installed I figured now is a great time to do some writing while I wait.

Most recently I read in the New York Times the interviews of the women who worked in the Ford Motor plant in Detroit, Michigan. The article was about sexual harassment in the Ford Motor Plant. As I was reading the article I felt sick to my stomach and angry. Angry that this was a part of the culture in the Ford Motor Company Plant. The women involved in the settlement received approx. $200k in exchange for no longer being able to keep their job? How is that even possible?   According to the New York Times article titled How Tough Is It to Change a Culture of Harassment? Ask Women at Ford  "Many of the women back then felt betrayed by both Ford and their lawyers, and said they were pressured into giving up…

The #MeToo Campaign

Fingers crossed that this trend continues. For the past 10 days, I've been feeling energetic for the first time since? It's been so long I can't remember. I'm feeling cautiously optimistic. It feels like I don't have depression anymore. What an amazing feeling that I hope never ends. Its kind of ironic as this time of year gets difficult with the shorter days. I've been using my Verilux lamp in the morning as I have for the last few years so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with why I'm feeling good? I'm feeling better now than I did a year ago. 

Depression doesn't affect me in ways someone might think when it comes to energy. I'm high functioning in that I'm not catatonic. It's just that my energy is limited (occasionally it feels like gravity is turned up or I'm trying to walk through waist-deep snow thankfully not often). A friend once explained to me what it's like to have Lyme disease (unfortunately she has chronic…

45 years old?

I haven't been posting on this blog consistently for quite a while. Why?  I write about things that inspire me (I'm never short on inspiration but I am short on time). For several months my brain has been focused on getting healthier physically, mentally, working on my business (yes business :-) for personal training) and doing all the parenting things parents do with and for their children.


Writing about depression gets old and I didn't want to bore myself or anyone more than I already have. My recent weight loss has been small (10 lbs) and I'm working on a way to lose more weight without having to log my food every day. I generally feel my best when I'm exercising and lately, that's been playing pickleball.

Pickleball, in my opinion, is the latest up and coming sport. If you never heard of pickleball before it's not hitting a ball that's shaped like a pickle. It's a sport that's a combination of tennis, bad mitten, and table tennis. I play two…