Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Taking a Time Out: Self-Care

Yesterday I posted about a number of things that a person can do to help improve their lives in the blog Living with Bipolar: Tools for Success . Some of the items included yoga, exercising, hobbies, meditation and mindfulness classes.  However, I wanted to bring awareness to a reality that hit me in the face like… Continue reading Taking a Time Out: Self-Care

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Living with Bipolar: Tools for Success

It’s been three years since I was officially diagnosed as having Bipolar 1 with mixed episodes.  The last three years consisted of numerous ups and downs, and many lessons learned.  Through the time there have been countless therapy sessions and psychiatry appointments, sleepless nights and sleep filled days.  Days of crying without ceasing as well… Continue reading Living with Bipolar: Tools for Success

endometriosis, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Empty Swing: My Infertility Struggle

I was diagnosed with infertility 2007 after my first of six surgeries for Endometriosis and Adenomyosis, a journey that resulted in a hysterectomy in late 2014.  I spent years suffering with the emotional and physical pain of not being able to conceive a pregnancy and I mourned never having a child of my own.  The… Continue reading The Empty Swing: My Infertility Struggle

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Three Years Ago Today

A memory popped up on my facebook feed of an evening I spent with friends from three years ago.  It was one of those canvas painting nights.  We went out to eat burgers prior to the event and then spent several hours painting and of course laughing, lots of laughing.  It was a simply enjoyable… Continue reading Three Years Ago Today

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 2/1/2019

Weighted Blanket I purchased a weighted blanket a month ago and hot damn I have never had such amazing sleep.  Not only am I sleeping better, but apparently, my baby kitty (a 6 year old, 20 pound orange and white tabby) is sleeping better too.  He has chosen to snuggle up next to me EVERY… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 2/1/2019

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

My New Mindful Mantra: Kitty

Yesterday was an exhausting day.  I had therapy and I was put in my place.  There were some items that I have been needing to address that I have been skirting and I was asked to address them.  I ended up getting quite irritated and I nearly walked out.  Knowing that me walking out would… Continue reading My New Mindful Mantra: Kitty

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Facing Fears: Letting Go

Today was a Tuesday.  Just a Tuesday in January.  Nothing too spectacular about it.  It was the last Tuesday in January.  So I suppose that made it special.  It started out as a day where I felt pretty fancy in my new LuLaRoe dress, then got a little grey when I got a little overwhelmed… Continue reading Facing Fears: Letting Go