Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 2/22/19

Where to start, where to start…. It has been quite a week… a week that has been quiet, quiet in the mind, quiet in the mouth, quiet schedule wise… just all around quiet. We have been experiencing rain in my region and bitter cold temperatures (in the 30’s in the morning, which IS bitter, considering… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 2/22/19

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life

A Day of Mindfulness

Sunday I had the opportunity to spend the day at a mindfulness conference.  It was part of the mindfulness class that I am taking and although it was not required, it was highly suggested that we attend the day long retreat as a way to move deeper into our practice.  Insert an influx in my… Continue reading A Day of Mindfulness

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella’ s Babbles : Friday Edition 2/8/2019

Well, made it to Friday, again!  Can I get a woot!  Woot?  It’s been a long week and I am relieved to have the weekend slowly approaching.  I am not relieved that it is slowly approaching but just relieved that it IS approaching. In this week’s babble post I have a few things that I… Continue reading Bella’ s Babbles : Friday Edition 2/8/2019

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

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

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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