Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

I Love Art

I love art.  To me art is an outlet of my creativity as well as my energy. When painting, each brush stroke allows me to take a deep breath and really feel what I am doing.  To slowly emerge into the artwork and feel it deep down inside of my body. Every time I hot… Continue reading I Love Art

Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Childlike Happiness

I came across a picture on my Facebook memories today.  It's a black and white photo.  The focus is water sprinkling out of a hose, held by my daughter, wearing her black combat boots with pink laces. This is one of my favorite pictures.  The composition of the photo is on point.  The rule of… Continue reading Childlike Happiness

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Maintaining Balance

At times life gets insane.  Waking up, getting the household ready for work and school.  Working the day away, only to come home, and start the after-work routine.  It’s exhausting and seemingly relentless. If you co-manage your life with a mental health condition, life gets even more complicated.  All that needs to be accomplished can… Continue reading Maintaining Balance

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, hiking, recovery, Uncategorized

Some Days

Everyday things happen and in the same element, they also don’t happen. There are good days, bad days, and “meh” days. We have productive days and then we have days that are not. Some days we are down, feeling unmotivated, and just want to snuggle with a soft blanket on the couch with your two… Continue reading Some Days

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

When Anxiety Attacks

I am stable.  My mood has been even.  I am neither high nor low, depressed nor manic.  It is such a gift.  It has enabled me to accomplish much over the last 6 or 7 weeks.  I am thrilled to be in this place of stability. However, life is not all hunky doory.  I have… Continue reading When Anxiety Attacks

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

I am woman hear me roar!~

Helen Reddy sang the song, I am Woman back in 1971 with the first line of the lyrics stating “I am woman hear me roar”… the following lyrics were: …In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back an' pretend 'Cause I've heard it all before And I've been down… Continue reading I am woman hear me roar!~