My Big Foot Problem Which Led to Employing Coping Skills

So, last Tuesday I was in the grocery store shopping for basics after standing in a line out front for over thirty minutes, being let in ten at a time, and sweating in the hot morning sunshine. I had on some denim sandals that matched my navy sundress. Little did I know that these sandals…

Everything Could Fall Apart, But We Don’t Have To…

As I watch the forthcoming Trump health conference get underway, I am here to say: everything can fall apart, but we can keep it together for ourselves and our families! You are in control of yourself, your actions, your thoughts, your subsequent feelings, and whether you stay inside your house (and practice social distancing) and…

First Day of Homeschooling During This Pandemic a Success!

“I love writing in my journal!” said my 8 year old daughter this morning during our first day of homeschool. Boy, was I happy to hear that! We got off to a rough start, as my husband put her in a timeout for refusing to come to class. Chloe hates regular school and she was…

You Can’t Be Anxious and Grateful at the Same Time!

I am here to say that during this coronavirus pandemic, you can easily get anxious (even if you don’t have a mental illness), but try being both anxious and grateful and you will find it impossible, I’m sure of it! I keep a daily journal that I write in throughout my day. Lately, when I’ve…

A Creativity Recession When Within “Normal” Range

It appears that every mood swing I have can be controlled by Haldol, and it also appears that during these periods of “normal” mood, I lose my creative spark. This third season of normalcy due to Haldol has similarities with the other two long periods of stability I have found with the drug. Unfortunately for…

My Response to a Symptom-Free Existence

So, for about the past six weeks I have been entirely symptom-free, taking 15 mg of Haldol a day for bipolar and a beta blocker for anxiety, and I have reacted in a few interesting ways. The most important thing I’ve realized in this past month is that all I need to be happy is…