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About thepermissionlist

Hello, my name is Susan McMullen. I live in Marietta, GA and I am a professional speaker and registered nurse who has not only worked in direct patient care for 26 years, but I have also taken care of both of my parents, all while being married and raising three children. For 8 years, I provided care to my mother until her passing at home, surrounded by family and loved ones. After her death, my family and I moved in with my 70 year old father. For the next 15 years, until July 21, 2009, I orchestrated basic everyday needs along with financial matters, doctor appointments, administering medicines, and eventually made sure that my father’s ultimate wishes concerning life and death were fulfilled. Through the many years of taking care of others, I have become an expert at navigating through the medical maze, overcoming personal guilt and recognizing how important it is, whether in a hospital setting or at home, to take care of oneself if you are going to take care of others. I am on a journey to reclaim my love of life! You are invited to join me! Please share your own care giving stories! Together we'll laugh and cry as we find ourselves woven in the tapestries of each others lives! Together we'll learn to give ourselves PERMISSION to live and love! Great things are waiting! Susan McMullen

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VERY VERY THANKFUL!!

THANKSGIVING  is such a FAVORITE holiday! Time with Family and Friends! I used to find myself racing around trying to cook, decorate, and oh, lets not leave out clean, so that everything could be “just perfect” for friends and family.  The funny thing … Continue reading

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STOP: 1,2,3…

  Yesterday was a prime example of how I don’t want to go through the holiday season.  It started at 5:15 in the morning and ended at 11:30 at night with a list at my bedside of what to do as … Continue reading

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR!

    I LOVE carnivals! I love the bright lights, the Carnies, the smell of cotton candy and especially the rides!  There’s just something a little more daring about carnival rides; they sling you around more, they’re faster, and I’m … Continue reading

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GRACE

I love to walk through the woods and I do it for me, almost every day. My daughter goes with me as does our dog, Grace.  Now, no doubt, I started walking because I needed the exercise and since I … Continue reading

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I GOT HIM!!!

I know that this may seem almost ridiculous to many of you, but to me this has been an act of patience that has been manifesting over several years! As usual though, patience prevails and, finally… I got him!  THE HUMMINGBIRD!! … Continue reading

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IS IT JUST ME???

Is it just me or is this familiar to anyone else??? It seems that all through my house I find… piles Piles …and more PILES!! The amount of newspaper, mail, receipts, kid’s homework, magazines,etc, etc…is simply overwhelming to me. Albeit, … Continue reading

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN SIGNS?????

Do you believe in signs?  I DO!!  I am always looking for signs! In fact, I am often afraid that the subtle signs will get by me, so  I really like the ones that sort of smack me upside the head.  … Continue reading

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WHO SAID VACATIONS SHOULD BE RELAXING???

    By now I’m sure you think that I actually did do something horrible to my husband-like throw him off  Mt McKinley, and then I disappeared deep into the Alaskan tundra never to be found again…!  Sounds like a … Continue reading

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Alaska -Here I Come

Very seldom do I go on really big trips, but I have been planning this one for almost two years. You see it was my 25th wedding anniversary in March, and this was gift that my husband and I had … Continue reading

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