Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

The Gifts We Receive

The end of July signifies the ending of summer, although where I reside, I will have another two months of heat and summer like weather and temperatures.  The beginning of August is a wonderful transition to a new month, a step closer to the fall, and a break in the weather and cooler days.  August… Continue reading The Gifts We Receive

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

What’s holding you back?

I received an email today from a long-time acquaintance where I have had a long on again off again tumultuous relationship.  I want to be with them, and they act like they want me, and we last for a few semesters and then things get ugly, and forms get signed and doctors get involved and… Continue reading What’s holding you back?

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Communication Challenges and Tantrums

I was at my favorite paycheck donation center aka Target the other day and I was in the self-checkout line behind a mother and two children.  One child was an infant and the other was 2 or 3 years old. The child was sitting in the cart, the seat part, and he was talking to… Continue reading Communication Challenges and Tantrums

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Mid Year Resolutions: Time for Change

At the start of every year, there is a tradition to have New Year’s Resolutions.  Basically goals for the new year that just started.  This is a great idea, but I have never really been on board with the whole idea because I have seen far too many people come February, fall off the wagon… Continue reading Mid Year Resolutions: Time for Change

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, hiking, recovery, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles: Monday Edition 07/15/2019

Friday slid into Saturday that jumped into Sunday which I slept through waking up far too early into Monday.  Have you ever had days like those, where one melted into the other?  It was a great weekend, but here it is nearly halfway through Monday and I am still fighting off the sleep monsters. It… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Monday Edition 07/15/2019

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Copy Writing Skills

Although I was editor in chief (EIC) of my high school newspaper, I have never had the greatest copy writing skills.  When I was the EIC, my copy writer was amazing and incredibly skilled. As result, the product that we printed, the quality of the words on the paper, were the result of her magic… Continue reading Copy Writing Skills

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

A Vacation Away

A week ago, at the early hour of 6 AM we left the desert to head to the Pacific Northwest for a respite from the heat of the desert and returned home yesterday evening.  A full week away.  The weather while away was divine, the views were picturesque and my family had what seemed to… Continue reading A Vacation Away