Last week I was listening to the news and a story came up of yet another protest against a Confederate monument right here in AZ. I didn’t even know there was such a thing, nor that AZ soldiers fought for the Confederacy. Heck, I didn’t pay enough attention to history when I was in school.… Read More The Lesson in not Teaching the Hard Lessons – A Mental Moment
Today I want to talk about the cycles and circles and stuff of bipolar disorder, being bipolar, having bipolar and the importance of continuing to manage when it feels like the need to is gone.… Read More Bipolar Bytes – Take Your Medicine
Bipolar Bytes…What this is. Remember your life before? Before you were hit with the big bipolar diagnosis? The realization you have not just a mental disorder but what is considered also, a serious mental illness? I bet you remember life after. Well, unless you were jacked up on a bunch of meds trying to find… Read More Bipolar Bytes: Before and After; Why a Diagnosis Should Only Help
I used to be a pretty girl. Not saying I’m not now but smack in the middle of middle age, as much as I hate to admit it, girl no longer applies. Approaching another birthday very quickly I think I’m resigned to the facts : 1. I may be a spinster ( such a weird… Read More Diary of a Crazy Future Old Lady
When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar, I was put on meds of course, and they sucked. Bad. I have tried different ones here and there but have remained pretty much pharmaceutically medicated free. I will admit that part of this was because the last couple years I had no insurance and the cost of… Read More Revelations of the Medicinal Sort
(Living up the AZ intro) Well who knew this was here? Apparently it’s a rather well-kept secret here in the part of AZ I live in. I have actually driven by it numerous times and didn’t even see it. I used to live less than 2 miles from it. My first outing in an effort… Read More Living up the AZ – Who Knew This Was Here?
I didn’t always live in the desert. In fact, I have lived in many places and climates, but I spent the majority of my formative to young adult years in the mountains of Colorado. Well, by the mountains. The eastern slope, but the mountains were a part of daily life and if you knew where… Read More Living up the AZ
Today is my son Joshua’s Birthday – again. It seems like not so long ago I wrote him a letter for his 18th birthday, and I guess, in fact it was merely a year, which may seem like forever when you are younger but I have noticed go by ever so much faster as we get older. A… Read More An Unexpected Turn of Events
Life is funny sometimes. Ok a lot of the time. I have to laugh because there is nothing much else to do when things don’t go as planned, crying is not an option really. If you read part 1 and part 2 of the Single mom’s (dad’s too) summer survival guide, you know it took… Read More Single Mom’s (ok Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide – Pt 3; Sometimes you just have to wing it
Because day to day living isn’t hard enough to navigate with bipolar disorder or other SMI (serious mental illness) let’s add dating and see if you can manage a relationship too. So you go online, find the dating site of your choice and start to write your profile when it occurs to you; Is there… Read More Dating Dilemmas for the Crazy; when to spill the beans.
When I was a little girl, I traveled quite a bit more than in recent years, lucky enough to go to England at 10 or 11 to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins. Times were different back then, as many of us know, and my parents put my brother and I on a transatlantic flight,… Read More Ugly American?
Innocent Wild as the wind on a winter’s day Sweet as the flowers blooming in May Looking at life through eyes filled with wonder. Child, she was grown Innocent woman given To him her body to own In him belief Safety always For him, relief She was love Laughter, life A bubbling brook Time, attention,… Read More Innocent
To Stand Up and to Make a Difference. I thought that time was a long time ago and isn’t that what we should be doing all the time? Eh.. well we could go there or we can go on and I think the time has come to move on from things we have not accomplished in… Read More The Time has Come the Walrus Said…
How many different kinds of love are there? You think many from growing up when you were told at every turn, typically after questioning why you felt the same way about your Great Aunt Gertie as you did your favorite stuffed animal? Or why mommy and daddy kissed but you weren’t supposed to kiss your brother/sister/cousin/insert relative… Read More Love is Love..