Feeling Stuck?

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When I am feeling really stuck on a problem or creative dilemma (yes, dilemma I looked it up) I have found that doing something other than trying to intellectually muscle my way through can be surprisingly successful.

So I have been reading directions and watching YouTube Videos about how to assemble a trampoline that just got delivered. Assembling things is one of my biggest challenges. I am ambidextrous. I am a visual learner and I like to jump in and not really plan my projects. I go with my gut and it has generally guided me well. However, I am pretty sure that if I use the same technique to assemble the trampoline that I will be putting people I love at risk.

So, I decided I needed to do something creative to pull myself out of my negative assembly loop. I did this quick computer sketch of Amadeo Modigliani’s…

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How to Survive: Your Spouse in the Hospital

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Nobody wants to think about it, but at some point in your life you may face a situation where your spouse ends up in the hospital. As awful and hard as this can be the thing that can truly complicate matters is if you have children to take care of; particularly young ones. My husband and I have faced this harsh reality more then we would like to admit and it never gets easier to handle. In fact the older we have become (because yes, 30 feels ancient to us) the harder it has become to have one of us in the hospital. Life tends to throw more on us as we become older and good health isn’t normally one of those things. This last hospital stay left me with the realization that I could have used some help navigating the situation and how I should handle it with a…

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