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The Annual FuckBoy Apology Text

How many of you ladies receive these? A year after some guy sees how fantastically amazing you are, declares his love for you and then disappears off the face of the planet, he suddenly appears as a late night PING on your cell phone… “Hi. It’s Generic Fuckboy… I hope you’re doing well. I missed…

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The Slippery Slope of Unconditional Generosity

Georgia taught me how lovely it is to start each day fresh. So I try, when I am sufficiently on point, to put away the dishes and wipe down the counters at the end of each night. She did this every single night, virtually without fail, and I don’t understand HOW because I am just…

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Rising From the Ashes

I gotta change my name. It feels too weird walking around with the name of someone who suffered so much it broke her heart to death. She is IN me, she is my heart and she continues to teach and nourish my soul, but she is not “Me.” And yet, isn’t it weird to change…

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Actualization is the Key

It’s crazy how life changes. One day you’re struggling along, barely able to make a cup of tea and walk the dog, and soon enough you are keeping up (trigger-free!) with the absurd political soap opera unfolding on National TV, mastering skills from an overflowing bucket list, preparing and sharing amazing meals with a man…

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Fruitcake

Will I EVER be divorced from this Machiavellian Lunatic!??? He is, once again, contesting his legal responsibility to pay my monthly bills. Yes, almost two years after I filed for escape…ahem, divorce….we still do not even have temporary spousal support settled, let alone the final settlement. Does anyone have any idea why he would believe,…

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Eulogy

Dear DickHead, I have to thank you for killing her, the woman you married, the mother of your children. She was a beautiful, talented woman who knew only how to care for others. She had no idea how to stand up for or by herself, so when you burned her world down and bludgeoned her…

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What is a child’s “currency?”

When I was homeschooling my daughters (in a previous life), I was constantly encouraged to write a book on my parenting philosophy because my children were , in addition to being extraordinarily gifted, the happiest, kindest, most fun and yet self controlled children they had ever known, equally capable of playing with  friends for hours…

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Lucky Manafort

Lucky Manafort’s ass was saved by a plea deal. DH won’t have any plea deal to accept, and I almost feel sorry for him cuz this is pretty much how he’s gonna look when i take him to court.  Poor guy is either getting the worst legal advice in the universe or he’s as delusional…

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DH’s lawyer reminds me of the oatmeal guy

…you know the one: big belly, full head and face of soft grey hair, but apparently not a whole lot going on upstairs…   I mean, if you’re living on fucking oatmeal, which you’re telling us is the answer to all our health woes, why the hell do you look like Santa after too many…

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Attention Narcs!

If you think you can “park” communal property in hidden accounts about which your spouse knows nothing and get to keep SHIT when she wakes up to your gaslighting bullshit, think again. California divorce law is perfectly clear, and this isn’t the 1940s…No one’s going to lock me up and take away my rights because…

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I’m out! (For now)

This topic is too fresh and painful for me to write about clearly, but it’s a journal entry that I believe will be helpful to others navigating their own pain, so I’m posting it with apologies for poor organization of my thoughts. Comments are encouraged. Wednesday August 8. 11:00 PM It’s been a year, since…

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Meet FuckBoy John

Things Fuckboy John hates:   Push button toilet flushers  (no clue why) His house (it was the “best investment” he ever made, but he can’t sell it 🧐) His new iPhoneX (cuz it recognizes his face so well it turns on when he doesn’t want it to) His job (his job at a pot dispensary was his…

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Morning pep talk

Wednesday August 8, 8:30 AM   Me: Oh wow! I slept in! That’s great!…My body doesn’t hurt too much, I wonder if I can get back to barre today…it looks like a beautiful day outside. PTSD: Eyes open…Fuck…what day is it? Wednesday…Ok, any appointments today? No, thank God, I’m not ready to leave my apartment. Me:…

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CHOOSE, DO, BELIEVE

One of, if not THE most important of my goals, is to join with and contribute to the growing online community of Mental Health sufferers who have, in an effort to combat the lack of real help most of us are receiving from the psychiatric community, begun doing their own research and sharing it with others….

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The Witch Hunt

Depressive or shy?  Bubbly personality or Hypomania? Seasonal Affective Disorder or Bipolar? Introspective or antisocial… how the psychiatric community is failing us   Find Joy in the beauty around you,they say, in the rising of the sun, the rustle of the leaves, the cacophony of birdsong that accompanies the first rays of light…In your family,…

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Can we please just rip it off already?

I am not “excited” about the realization that I suffer with PTSD for any reason other than it explains every single peculiar thing about me that I have questioned my entire life. I do not relish the fact that it still frequently controls me. However, if I hope to be free of it (which I…

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The nightmare is real

Living with PTSD is like every now and then you randomly find yourself locked in a cage where you can see and hear everyone around you but you can’t feel them, and they keep yelling at you to just get out. But you can’t get out. You’re trapped by an invisible wall that no one…

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Parts Unknown

I just want to get away from everything for a long, long time.  that’s what suicide is: a soul in dire need of escape.  But quite honestly I have no desire to die now that I am not trapped in a hell of my own making.  What I want most is to travel, to spend…

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Face it

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ENABLED ME TO LIVE THE LIFE I LIVED…   WHAT YOU WONT face up TO IS the fact THAT I ENABLED YOU TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU LIVED.

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Grommet

Surfing seems like an ideal therapy for anxiety and panic   All I have to do is conquer my debilitating fear of having my head more than 12 inches under water    

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Rebirth

By experiencing and rising above life's pain with an open and grateful heart, a woman gives birth to her true self   I don't know about you, but once I see the young woman, the old woman becomes all but completely invisible.
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Two sides to every story

Dear DH, I was informed by our daughters that you told them I "did nothing for 20 years" and don't deserve half of "your" money.   Allow me to respond... While you earned the money to pay for our million dollar house, it was I who made it a home filled with love, joy, music...
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Good Food, Bad Date

My review of Matthew Kenney's outstanding vegan restaurant, Plant Food + Wine. As seen in the Beverly Hills times, don't ya know 💁‍♀️
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Art

Art is the expression of a soul’s evolution
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A Day in the Life of PTSD

I strongly encourage everyone to journal and I'm posting this mess of thoughts to demonstrate why daily writing is such an important tool in managing PTSD. The essence of this journal entry is that I got triggered by something inconsequential, and through writing about my reaction over the course of the day was ultimately able...
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Cut off shorts riding up?

Why do surfer chicks always look so amazing in their cutoffs? Well yes, part of it is their booties go to eleven but they do have another secret. Surfers regularly throw their cutoffs over a wet bikini right? And denim stretches when it is wet, so when you put your shorts on wet, they stretch…

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runyon canyon

Runyon Canyon is an oasis of spirituality for a high percentage of the Los Angeles population, and it has become so for me. I hike when my heart is broken, when my hip is too inflamed for barre, on workout “free days,” when I need sunshine and it’s too cold for a bikini… There is...
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Devastation and broken hearts are your fuel…

Fuckboys and Narcs feed on your suffering.  If you find yourself crying on the bathroom floor while the Shithead who claims to love you sleeps peacefully in his bed, that's your clue.  Stand up and get the fuck out.  You are so much stronger than you think and you will never find that out until...
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Ginger

I cannot make a Stuff I Like page without this little nugget being at the very top.  She is the biggest miracle in my life and my bestest friend second only to Bone.  I'm working on her page, which will be as BOMB as she deserves...in the meantime follow her adventures on Instagram @GingerIsBae.
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Keep Calm

Calm Magnesium Supplement Most of us are deficient in Magnesium and have no idea.  Taking a daily magnesium supplement can alleviate symptoms from restless leg syndrome to PMS and constipation.  Natural Vitality's CALM mixes with water into a fizzy drink so yummy even kids like it! Wellness Mama writes in depth on Magnesium Deficiency.
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Healthy Bones

MRM Bone Maximizer Not all Calcium Supplements are created equal.    What your doctor hasn't told you about Osteoporosis I speak from experience as I had Osteopenia at the age of 30 despite taking daily calcium chewables (might as well have been eating chocolate caramels).  I maintained the same diet and exercise regime and added daily...
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How do you make a house a home?..

...With Love.  No matter how beautifully you decorate, until it is inhabited by souls living in harmonious, loving symbiosis, it's just a pretty box.
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Learning to Live in the Moment

As I was perusing some of my past journal entries this morning I came across a few thoughts I needed to revisit myself!  So I’ve chosen to share something I wrote on a really good day about a month ago, with the hope that it also resonates with some of you... Have you ever tried...
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Facing The Enemy

So now that I have officially embarked on this next phase of my life, put my old life behind me and wrapped up most of the loose ends, what is left is the hardest part: facing the enemy within. I have rid my life of the narcissists telling me I am crazy and delusional. What...
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There is LIFE after divorce!

Well friends, It’s been one year since I embarked on the first leg of this journey I am calling Georgia Leigh 2.0.  One year since I left almost everything behind and moved to LA with only my fourteen year old daughter and a few bags of clothes.  One year since I finally said “NO!” to living...
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Fuckboy Addiction

So by now you should understand that a FuckHead is a girl who has a bad case of Fuckboy Addiction.  And before you get  your knickers in a knot, let's have a look at this, evolutionarily.... Who is getting what they want?  Are YOU?...Or are the Fuckboys?... 'nuf said.  Darwin's idea was that we evolve...
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We like to do it in the Kitchen

Why is it considered so romantic to go out to a restaurant, sit in public across the table from each other and eat food someone else has cooked while a few dozen strangers keep a close eye on you?  Surely this must be a contributing factor to the dismal state of “relationships” in our culture,…

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Enjoy the Journey

I journal every single day (it clears my mind, sorts my thoughts, and saves my darling Bone from drowning in a pool of word vomit every night), and will be putting random excerpts from my journal in the blog.   These are mostly unedited ramblings from my heart – comments welcome but please no judgement. Wednesday…

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🚫EnergyVampires

There is so much talk about “boundaries,” from bratty teenagers asserting Power to parents, to abused wives saying “No!” But what really happens when you enforce those boundaries, not just in how people treat you, but in giving them access to you in the first place? When thoughts of a toxic person enter your mind,…

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I’m not wasting my vagina on bad sex

Lord, how I wish I could take credit for this quote.  But alas, it comes from a GF of mine in her thirties.  She’s never been married but hopes to be and longs to have a family.  If this quote isn’t sufficient evidence for the argument that women should not get married before the age…

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#MeToo

A beautiful IRONY......Preparing statements for the first court appearance in your divorce from a covert narcissist while the term "gaslighting" is being plastered and defined all over prime time news.