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

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?

Everyday Life

Waiting…

I sit and I wait. I wait for the phone to ring, or to receive the notification of a text message. I’ve been fine all day, keeping myself busy doing this and that, rainy day projects that never seemed important until today.  There was never a desire to buckle down and concentrate and bulldoze my… Continue reading Waiting…

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

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Crafting Duo

I spent most of the weekend buried in fabric and thread.  But most importantly, I had my daughter by my side. Friday evening, we unburied the sewing machine from hibernation. It is an heirloom piece, a gift that was given to me by my mother-in-law when she received an upgrade a few years ago.  A… Continue reading The Crafting Duo

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Happy Anniversary to Us!

In April 2009, while traveling on a business trip and looking for an apartment for my June relocation, I was in the conference room of our Southwest Office that sat adjacent to the break room.  A tall, thin, dark haired man stepped into the conference room and started a conversation with me.  He was preparing… Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Us!