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

Lemons and Lemonade

I originally wrote this piece and published it on another blog site this day one year ago, however, it is so spot on or where I am today, that I wanted to reshare it asit so crazy relates to where I am today...   On a nice, warm, spring day, what is better than enjoying… Continue reading Lemons and Lemonade

endometriosis, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Empty Swing: My Infertility Struggle

I was diagnosed with infertility 2007 after my first of six surgeries for Endometriosis and Adenomyosis, a journey that resulted in a hysterectomy in late 2014.  I spent years suffering with the emotional and physical pain of not being able to conceive a pregnancy and I mourned never having a child of my own.  The… Continue reading The Empty Swing: My Infertility Struggle

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

White Water Rafting Adventures

While researching things to do in Denver, Colorado prior to our vacation, I stumbled across an ad for White Water Rafting on the Visit Denver website.  Something inside ignited and the urge of “having” to go became strong within me.  I shared my desire to go White Water Rafting with my family and much to… Continue reading White Water Rafting Adventures

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Sunday Funday

I received a gentle nudge on my exposed shoulder.  It seemed like I had just fallen asleep, so this must be a dream.  But alas, it was not.  It was precisely 6:06 AM and it was time to rise and shine.  Not being a morning person, the six o’clock hour does not usually come with… Continue reading Sunday Funday

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Ebbs and Flows of Life

This weekend I embarked on a backpacking trip with my partner.  To say I was excited to take this adventure, was an understatement.  Knowing that I would be carrying all I need on my back and spending a full weekend in the forest was more than I could handle. On Saturday, upon arrival at the… Continue reading The Ebbs and Flows of Life

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Communing with Nature: Fossil Creek

Prior to the temperatures hitting the 90’s towards the end of this week, we ventured out this weekend on an adventure.  Well, it was an adventure for me.  Unbeknownst to me, the hike that I was embarking on would be a twelve (12) mile round trip hike with more elevation gain than I have ever… Continue reading Communing with Nature: Fossil Creek