Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, therapy, Uncategorized

Bella’s Big Adventure: Two Sleeps

I have two nights remaining, or two sleeps, that’s the way we used to count down the days until Christmas, by the number of sleeps.  I have two sleeps until I leave for treatment. My to do list is starting to get shorter.  The pile of things to pack is getting taller.  The exhaustion is… Continue reading Bella’s Big Adventure: Two Sleeps

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, therapy, Uncategorized

Bella’s Big Adventure: Perspective

The days are passing quickly.  I suspect that it is due to being so busy.  However, I feel like I am barely keeping my head above water so to speak, only getting done the bare minimum and my head is swimming with what still needs to be done before I leave for my big adventure.… Continue reading Bella’s Big Adventure: Perspective

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Anti-Anxiety Cat Napping Music Swaying

After a long weekend of embracing my inner cat (sleeping, napping, and sleeping some more), it is back to the work week and being human which consists of wearing form fitting clothes, a for-real bra, and make-up.  Every part of me thinks that the weekend went by too quickly and my inner cat still wants… Continue reading Anti-Anxiety Cat Napping Music Swaying

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

An Apple a Day…

There’s the old adage that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and for the life of me I am not sure if eating an apple a day ACTUALLY keeps a doctor away.  I used to eat apples, but they never kept the doctor away, so I gave up because you know I am… Continue reading An Apple a Day…

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Pieces of Art

It dawned on me today as I was looking at pictures in my phone, that we are pieces of art in process of being made into masterpieces. Yup, that’s it, simply put, we are being made into pieces of beauty through all that we are going through, by what we go through, one day at… Continue reading Pieces of Art

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

The Gifts We Receive

The end of July signifies the ending of summer, although where I reside, I will have another two months of heat and summer like weather and temperatures.  The beginning of August is a wonderful transition to a new month, a step closer to the fall, and a break in the weather and cooler days.  August… Continue reading The Gifts We Receive

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Communication Challenges and Tantrums

I was at my favorite paycheck donation center aka Target the other day and I was in the self-checkout line behind a mother and two children.  One child was an infant and the other was 2 or 3 years old. The child was sitting in the cart, the seat part, and he was talking to… Continue reading Communication Challenges and Tantrums