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

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

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

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Friday Babbles

What does one write about when you want to write but you have a block in your head and are not sure what to say?  I think this is where the whole babbling thing comes into play.  In those times when you have things to say but they are here and there and don’t necessarily… Continue reading Friday Babbles

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Good Day vs. Bad Day

Over the last few weeks, I was thinking about good days.  What are they?  How do we define them?  What do they look like? Is a good day all sunshine and rainbows with dancing and prancing unicorns, or can a good day be getting out of bed before noon? Does accomplishing tasks make a day… Continue reading Good Day vs. Bad Day