Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy 85th Birthday Marilyn Monroe

Those who know me well, know I am a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe. One of my all time favorite quotes is from her and truly think all women can relate to this quote:

"Im selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." ~ Marilyn Monroe

Today would have been her 85th birthday, in celebration of that TIME Magazine(Online) looks back at the many faces of Marilyn -- from barefoot starlet to sexy fashion icon.

To see some of the most amazing pictures of Marilyn visit the link below. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Happy Birthday Bombshell: 85 Images of Marilyn Monroe

Monday, May 30, 2011

My Teeth Are Falling Out in My Dreams! What Does it Mean?

My dreams have been very vivid lately & very entertaining. It is not that I have been having the same dream over and over again, my dreams are all different, but these same events keep occurring in them. So much so that I had to pull out my dream dictionary to find out what they could possibly mean.

One of these events happens to be having my teeth fall out. I hear a lot of people have this dream. According to my dream dictionary, this it what it means:

"Teeth are said to stand for aggressive sexuality. Teeth falling or coming out easily means we are going through some form of transition, e.g. from childhood to maturity, or from maturity to old age and helplessness. If one is anxious about teeth dropping out it suggests there is a fear of getting old and undesirable, or an anxiety about maturing. In a woman's dream, if the teeth are swallow this can signify pregnancy"

Yep, that is why I am dreaming about my teeth falling out, I'm getting OLD!! LOL!

The other event that keeps occurring in my dreams is that I find myself in a high school for whatever reason and I'm always getting lost, I can't find my classroom, I can't find my locker, etc. I am definitely curious to see what this could possibly mean. Here it is:

"To have lost something in a dream may mean that we have forgotten, or are out of touch with, matters which could be important. A school with often appear at a time when we are attempting to get rid of antiquated ideas and concepts."

Very interesting! I could totally relate this definition with my life.

There are many different interpretations out there for these types of dreams. You throw "teeth falling out in my dreams" into google and you will see how many different, but similar meanings are out there.

What kind of recurring dreams do you have? Let me know and I will pull out my handy dream dictionary and find a meaning! All in good fun, of course!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Time For Blogging

I have recently been working really hard with my therapist to get me prepared for my return to work. I returned to work last Thursday for my first time in 8 months. Without the help from my therapist, I truly believe my anxiety would have been much worse than it was. It was completely manageable & I was happy to acquire the skill to cope better with moments of anxiety like this.

Due to my focus on my return to work plan I have not had a chance to blog lately. I just wanted to drop a quick note and let you all know I am still alive & kicking and I should be back to my normal blogging shortly.

I am currently on a gradual return to work plan which has me working half days every second day for the first 2 weeks and then full days every second day for 2 weeks, and then I should be back to full time by mid June.

This journey has been a long & painful one, but I am so grateful for all the amazing support I had from everyone, I could not have done it without you guys. This includes my two beautiful daughters, my wonderful online friends from Twitter, my father, my employer, my boss, my therapist, my RTW coordinator, my rehab consultant and ofcourse all the wonderful support I have received right here on my blog. I will be forever grateful to all of you.

I leave you with this quote that I heard in the movie "Seven Years in Tibet" it has become a favorite quote of mine:

"If the problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it, if it can't, worrying will do no good."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The place we once called home, Slave Lake, Alberta

Massive wildfires sweeping across parts of central and north-central Alberta have caused significant damage and forced the evacuation of dozens of communities, including the Town of Slave Lake and surrounding communities. Approximately 7,000 people have been forced from their homes and it is estimated that half of the town has been destroyed, including the police station and many homes.

Canadian Red Cross Disaster teams responded immediately, mobilizing personnel and emergency supplies including hundreds of cots, blankets and personal hygiene supplies to assist evacuated families. An emergency shelter and reception centre has been opened in Westlock, Alberta with additional operations established in the Town of High Prairie, Athabasca, and Edmonton, as multiple communities prepare to host families in need. The Canadian Red Cross is registering evacuees to help reconnect them with loved ones who may be looking for them and to refer them to other support and services they may need.

The fire continues to burn out of control and families in Alberta need immediate support.

How you can help

Canadians wishing to support the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Response efforts are encouraged to contribute by calling 1-800-418-1111, donating through redcross.ca, or contacting their local Red Cross office. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Alberta Fires” and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2