Category Archives: addiction

How I Got My “Soul”

Yeah, I know I’m a white chick from the North Shore of Chicago, but my early development from age three to eight was largely shaped by my African American “second” Mom. Anna Mae, at 275 pounds, was an imposing, strong … Continue reading

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I Flunked First Grade

Ha, there, I said it. I am among the elite group in life that flunked first grade. I said in another blog that my birthday fell oddly on the calendar where I could be in kindergarten or first grade so … Continue reading

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I Chose My Family

Good morning everyone For some reason I woke up at 5am this morning, my mind was working overtime and I’m excited for this day’s events. I am doing a “Reconnection” based on the work of Dr Eric Pearl’s book , … Continue reading

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Who’s that in the window?

Hi imaginary friends, I love saying that as I never had one as a kid “A window a window, Through it shall see, Reflections of a memory” by Patti Ross A little poem I wrote while at the Orme school … Continue reading

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My earliest memory of a food binge

This is my earliest memory of a food binge. I was was walking home from a “Brownie” scout meeting at age 6. It was my turn to bring the snack and mom bought 2 bags of Pecan Sandies which did … Continue reading

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