8 Seconds on the Bull

Life can be a rodeo, full of ups & downs. Sometimes you don’t last 8 seconds before you hit the dirt in the arena.

Then you get up, walk off, consider your options and start again.

Maybe find a new bull.

Teri – Head Wrangler at Rodeo of the Mind


There are a number of challenges in my arena:

  • ADHD
  • Learning disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Food allergies
  • I am a survivor of stage 3 uterine cancer
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis…not a dinosaur, instead a really sucky autoimmune disease.
  • I am HLA-B27+ which means I have any number of autoimmune issues plaguing me at any given time.
  • Aging – become elderly!
  • Now trying to survive the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not easy because my immune system is seriously suppressed to keep me from being taken over by AS. I have been isolating since March 5th. Haven’t been in a store, or anywhere public with the exception of the doctor’s office on two occasions. This is another bull to ride. Yikes!

I am constantly thinking about how to either stay well, be well, focus enough, stay on track, lower inflammation, try to stay (or get back) in shape. It’s a long hard road.

When I was young, I spent a lot of time at the rodeo. There’s something about the ride…those 8 seconds.  Today, I am riding high or hitting the dirt.  This is why my site is called Rodeo of the Mind.  I am either reeling from something that just hit me or I am looking for life hacks, solutions, natural health aids or other things that will help improve the quality of my life.

8 Seconds - Its a Mind Set

Getting by 8 seconds at a time. It’s a mind set.