Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Guilt: The Dark Monster

I sat on the couch and I looked at the chair.  Sitting on the chair was an enemy of mine.  I refused to make eye contact.  I just could not look that way.  I was told to address this enemy, speak to it, interpret what is being said, let it soak in. In all actuality… Continue reading Guilt: The Dark Monster

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

A Case of the Mondays

After a refreshing weekend I am half way through the start to my week.  A weekend of resting and family time left me feeling rejuvenated and positive minded.  There was less of a struggle to get out of bed this morning and I noticed a pep in my step, smile on my face and songs… Continue reading A Case of the Mondays

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, hiking, Uncategorized

Sunsets and Burgers

Yesterday I had an ok work day.  But, it was a day that had me frazzled. My sleeping medication caused me to oversleep, resulting in being late to work, again.  I also continued with my frustration over the fact that I yet again misplaced my credit card.  With the shame that I felt due to… Continue reading Sunsets and Burgers

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Support Networks and my cat

He sits on the top of the couch, straddling the ledge and reminding me of a tight rope walker.  You see, he’s not a small cat, he’s quite the opposite.  At 18 pounds, his presence is known, in a very big way.  He has been in my life for the last five years (hard to… Continue reading Support Networks and my cat

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Outside My Comfort Zone

When we venture outside of our comfort zones things can get a little wonky.  We end up existing in uncharted waters, in a field that is foreign to us, on a land that feels weird beneath our toes.  And you know sometimes being out of our comfort zone hurts.  It hurts physically, as you experience… Continue reading Outside My Comfort Zone

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Modifying Routine to Establish Balance

Boy, I am tired.  Writing today is quite the struggle this afternoon.  All I can think about right now is taking a nap.  Do you think that if I curl up under my desk the office will notice that I am missing?  I think that when I start to snore, that will be a dead… Continue reading Modifying Routine to Establish Balance

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Swimming in the Shallow End

At times we can get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we are literally flying by the seat of our pants.  Minutes blend into hours, that turn into days, weeks and months.  Before we know it, a season has passed and shortly after that another year has flown by.  I… Continue reading Swimming in the Shallow End