Author Archives: Carole Sanek

We are all survivors of many things. I started this blog because I received a birthday card with a pin in it that read "I Survived Damn Near Everything" and I just decided to write about every damn thing I survived. An alcoholic friend, narcissistic ex-husband, worse yet a narcissistic business partner in breast cancer, breast cancer too, suicide, a child molesting dead ex-husband, oh yeah that's one I have not written about yet. There is more - we all have demons in our lives, some tragic, some we can laugh at right?

Surviving the Rabbit Hole

Tweet Is anybody out there? Does anybody care? Hello, are you there? Anyone? I have not written in a very long time however this blog site called my name today and I thought it might be time to come up out of the rabbit hole and let you all know that I feel as if […]

Look for the Helpers

Tweet When I was in high school I chose to follow a career in nursing. Back in the dark ages women did not have many choices. We were encouraged to be secretaries (the descriptive word then), a teacher or an RN. I chose nursing. It was something I really wanted to do.   I started […]

HEART ATTACK

Tweet Heart attack! One minute I was walking in the house from my PT session and the next minute I had chest pain that brought me to my knees. That damn elephant was sitting on my chest too and there was a strange pain radiating into both sides of my face.  I was nauseous and […]

Surviving and Thriving One Year Later

Tweet One year later we are in a much better place in our lives.  I call it “thriving after surviving” and I have used that phrase in my personal blog, which sadly I have not written for in quite a while.  I also use it in my Tuesday night Facebook Live segments at 7:30PM (shameless […]

Surviving a Bad Year

Tweet Surviving a bad year takes a whopping load of stamina.  On one hand rests a heavy load of gratefulness, on the other hand a heavy load of exhaustion.  2017 took so much of my energy away and replaced it with days where getting out of bed was the only thing I did.  Big scares, […]

Surviving #MyHarveyWeinstein

Tweet     Yes, today I am blogging about surviving #MyHarveyWeinstein which is the correct hashtag to use if you want to talk about your experience in a blog post, on line, wherever. I feel most women walking this earth have had a #MyHarveyWeinstein problem, and some from a very young age. We all have […]

Surviving While Trying to Reach Forgiveness

Tweet   Surviving while trying to reach forgiveness takes a lot of deep thought.  The thoughts invade your brain and you try to think them through and you eventually let go of them because you are still pissed off, you still hate someone or something, you want to slap/punch/kick in anger. This has been a […]

Surviving Father’s Day – If I Could Be With Him One More Time

Tweet Hello Dad by Carole L. Sanek (Notes) on Saturday, June 15,2013 at5:26pm I would like you to meet someone, Dad. I would like to introduce you to my wonderful husband, Larry. I know the two of you will like each other a lot because Larry is 100% Polish and you are 100% Hungarian. That’s […]

Surviving Firing Crazy People from Your Life

Tweet Surviving Firing Crazy People from Your Life   Yes, you will find yourself surviving firing crazy people from your life; in fact you will actually wonder what took you so long to say “You Are Fired.”   The other day a meme appeared on my Facebook wall and I am kicking myself for not […]

Surviving After Sharing an Unpopular Opinion

Tweet Surviving after sharing an unpopular opinion is something we have all been through.  Heavens with all the fake news, real news, bullshit, and more going around out there it is easy to share an unpopular opinion and potentially piss people off. Several years ago I got into hot water when I saw a trailer […]