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Manic Monday: The Men's Edition

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“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”– David Allen Men, the year my divorce was final, that year would have been my 20th anniversary. I thought we had a pretty amazing relationship. Once I was diagnosed with cancer, that was my total focus. He had never been through any serious tragedy in his life and did not know how to deal with it at all. He turned to things that overtook him in order to deal with it and it ended up being at the cost...

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Top 3 reasons I no longer give a shit

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Top 3 reasons I no longer give a shit

Here are a couple of pictures of how I look when I seriously don't give a shit. "Let me start out by saying I care greatly about people who have experienced great tragedies in their lives, cancer survivors, anyone struggling with a mental illness or suicidal thoughts and/or attempted suicide survivors." What I NO LONGER care about is people judging me, holier than thou people, rude and mean people, anyone who thinks they are any better than me, people who tell me "I'll pray for you" opposed to actually giving a shit, I think you get the idea. I went...

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Let me introduce myself...

Kelley McElreath

Let me introduce myself...

After surviving, I wasn't suddenly cured of depression and suicidal thoughts. SO, I HAD to do something for myself. Counselors and therapists did me ZERO good. 

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Go ahead, it's okay to be a "Player."

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Go ahead, it's okay to be a "Player."

This post is actually about players. If you know me, you know I can't stand "players." I just thought it was a catchy title. Anyway, last Friday, I had recently heard some bad news, I was having a rough day, I didn't feel well, I was in one of those "I hate myself" modes and I knew I was about to be interviewed by someone for the first time in a couple of hours. 

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Attempted Suicide Survivors

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Attempted Suicide Survivors

The more research I do as I continue to prepare and reach out and build my new brand, The Survivor Coach, the more entirely heartbroken I become. I have come across many sites where they are the exact type of person/people like myself. Unfortunately, the home page starts like this, "This site is taking a break, maybe even for good." All of them haven't had ANY activity in at least 2 years.  Why do we have to be ashamed of this? Even punished for admitting it. I know my life's work is to bring this OUT in the open in...

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