Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Little Things

This morning I sat quietly on the couch sipping coffee.  I sat next to my spouse and we didn’t say a word.  In place of our voices was the sound of birds chirping.  It was a beautiful, harmonious orchestra of sound.  I (for once) did not feel the need to talk, or chatter, babbling away… Continue reading The Little Things

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles Friday Edition 05/17/2019

It feels like it has been a journey this week to get to Friday.  Each day of the week, I have been in a different place mentally and emotionally leading to an extremely exhausting week.  I am beyond relieved that the week is at its closure so I can decompress and prepare for a new… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles Friday Edition 05/17/2019

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 4/12/19

Friday is upon us once again.  This week has been peculiar.  It started off, well, crappy, and then blossomed into a pretty marvelous week.  It amazes me how a shift in mindset can change the outcome of a how week, and can make things, well, just better. Crafting Class Last Sunday, the 7th, was the… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 4/12/19

anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

I’ve Gained More Than Just Weight

It dawned on me the other day when I got sight of my nakedness when I was climbing into the shower that I am everything that young me feared I would turn out to be.  Pretty frightening actually. Quite the opening sentence, huh.  I can be harsh, especially when I talk about myself and my… Continue reading I’ve Gained More Than Just Weight

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, therapy, Uncategorized

Making the Most of My Appointments

I often find myself in a place where I have far more to say than my time limit allows when visiting with my doctors.  This often frustrated me in the past.  I am a person of many words (as I am sure you have picked up on) and I always seem to have quite a… Continue reading Making the Most of My Appointments

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles Friday Edition 3/22/2019

This week is Spring Break for my house hold so it has been a little bit of a different vibe and for sure a different schedule.  The later half of the week the whole family has been home together, and it has been harmonious.  But just because Spring is here and teens are off school,… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles Friday Edition 3/22/2019

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Kind Words that Eliminate Fears

Today I am reminded how kind words can be transforming for a person and can assist in eliminating fears. To have someone speak to you kindly, with compassion and love from their heart can be exactly what you need on any given day.  And then when someone identifies your demanding work and points out that… Continue reading Kind Words that Eliminate Fears

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 3/15/2019

The babble for today, the third Friday in March, is a bit more spectacular, not just special, but stupendous, than any other Friday edition of a babble… this may be making you scratch your forehead in confusion, so let me fill you in… are you ready for it, are you sure? Make sure you are… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 3/15/2019

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Reading Tea Leaves

In 2004 I began my career as an executive assistant.  Throughout the last 15 years I have worked in a few different capacities while working in this career.  I dabbled as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator, a Customer Service Representative, a Team Lead and a Project Manager.  However, much like Dorothy, I always went back… Continue reading Reading Tea Leaves

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

My Friend is Depressed: What Do I Do?

I originally wrote this back in May 2018 as a guest blogger on another site, but wanted to share it on my personal site as I feel a strong need to share it today... I have suffered from depression on and off for much of my life.  Some episodes have been worse than others.  But… Continue reading My Friend is Depressed: What Do I Do?