Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

A Full Time Job: Managing Mental Illness

I was reminded of a number of things when I met with my psychiatrist last Thursday afternoon.  One thing that she complimented me on was how I was in tune with my body and on top of my appointments. She mentioned she felt that managing a mental illness, like mine, which is Bi Polar, among… Continue reading A Full Time Job: Managing Mental Illness

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

New Patient Intake Forms

I never find joy in filling out new patient in take forms.  I always seem to find that there is not enough room for, well, anything.  Perhaps it is because I write too large, but there is not enough room for my full name, or my complete street address, city and state.  I start writing… Continue reading New Patient Intake Forms

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Accidentally Feeling Better

Last night I faced a problem.  I did not have enough 25 mg tablets to total the 50mg that I needed to make the prescription that was prescribed by my doctor of Topamax.  However, I had a 100mg tablet.  Now, a rational, logical person would say, just cut the 100mg tablet in half, problem solved. … Continue reading Accidentally Feeling Better

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Back to the Future

Anticipatory anxiety is when a person experiences anxiety about something that is going or about to happen.  It’s about something that we are making up in our heads.  This is the definition as per Michelle, not per Webster or Merriam dictionary, it’s based on my understanding.  I do it quite often, the whole anticipatory anxiety… Continue reading Back to the Future

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella Babbling

Numerous times, I have sat at my computer over the last month to write.  I started with a few words on the page, but ended up with a pretty much blank page.  It has been frustrating that words have been escaping me over the last month or so.  In the past, words have come so… Continue reading Bella Babbling

Bipolar Disorder, endometriosis, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Five to Seven Days

In the movie My Girl, the main actress, Vada, played by Anna Chlumsky gets her period, I believe for the first time.  When Thomas, played by Macaulay Culkin, comes to her door she informs him that he needs to come back in 5-7 days.  I have no clue what else happened in this movie, but… Continue reading Five to Seven Days

anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

What’s Meant to Be

Sunday I jetted from teaching a Wreath Making event to an early dinner with my spouse (The class was a success).  I have never been to the eatery before alone, so I used my handy dandy GPS app.  As I drove on part of the freeway that I rarely ever frequent it hit me that… Continue reading What’s Meant to Be