I am depressed. Yes suffering with bipolar disorder it comes with the territory, but there are other reasons I'm depressed today, and the weather is at the top of my list. Lately here on the West Coast the weather has been less than desirable. Mind you it could be worse. I could be in Prince George where there is still snow -- YUCK! Here though in the Valley it's been … [Read more...] about Funky Rain Go Away!
Nobody said it was going to be easy. Heck if life were easy we'd all be sipping margaritas under the Tuscan sun with clean houses and no noses to wip or boo boo's to kiss. Sometimes the fact life isn't easy is when I have the most fun. I know how insane that sounds, but for me sometimes the more drama there is the more focused I feel to get things done. That wasn't … [Read more...] about Down and Out: Dealing with Depression
It's amazing to think that depression is still a taboo topic but it is. So I was not only surprised but pleasantly happy when I read an article about Catherine Zeta-Jones and her struggles with being diagnosed with bipolar II. After discovering her husbands (Michael Douglas) Cancer was gone, Catherine should have been happy but discovered she wasn't. Her moods were down and … [Read more...] about Catherine Zeta Jones Talks Depression
Looking back a year ago I never would have imagined I'd find myself in this position. Locked inside. Not wanting to leave the house. Afraid of everything. I know how pathetic that sounds. I can hear how pathetic I sound saying it and yet it is me I'm talking about. Who is really afraid to go out? Afraid to leave their house? I mean that just sounds crazy, and yet... That's … [Read more...] about living inside out
It's just been one of those days. You know the kind. It's a weekend and you are supposed to be able to sleep in but the pup says ... "Get your keester out of bed I have pee!" It's 8:20 am and the kids are suddenly up. "Guys it's a weekend, no school! Go back to sleep. Pleaseeeeeeeeee!!!" "We want breakfast!" It's 11:35 am and cartoons are over, the rain is suddenly … [Read more...] about Mommy is going to wallow in the rain now thank you!
Everyone feels anxious sometimes, right? Of course they do, otherwise we wouldn't be considered human. But what happens when anxiety and worries take over the control you have in your life? Anxiety disorder is one of Canada's most common illnesses and it's also one that is least understood. I agree with that because I have anxiety disorder and I am still struggling to … [Read more...] about Understanding Anxiety Disorder
Living with a disability is never easy. Trust me I know. My family is surrounded by disability. Our toddler PB (Pickleboy) has Cerebral Palsy and Asperger's and when he was diagnosed my heart just about broke, and yet at the same time I understood why God sent to me. My husband has a disability. He has a brain injury. Is that a negative thing? Well it depends on how you look … [Read more...] about Hiding in the shadows where everyone can see you