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Archives for May, 2010

Bipolar

Depression And Spirituality – An Unavoidable Mix


It seems that lately, much has been written and talked about regarding an upside to depression and the gifts received from it. And while some of it infuriates me or at a minimum, makes me roll my eyes, I cannot deny there is some morsel of truth to it.

Of course these gifts can only be seen in hindsight. Isn’t it ironic that our eyes are on the front of our heads when we are...
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Bipolar

Blinds Open – Letting Depression Out


I got tired of sitting in my dark living room – overstuffed, comfortable  sofa or not, I grew weary of the weight, struggling underneath it’s mass, all by myself  in the dark (besides, the dog couldn’t figure out where his toys or water bowl were).

Depression demands the absolute undeniable need to alone – to isolate yourself. This is one heck of a  force...
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General

Birthday + Family + Cake = Joy




The older I get, the less likely I am to welcome my birthday with open arms. Ugh. Despite my protests, it seems there are more and more of them and they keep coming closer together.

Everybody remembers the celebrations of their youth. My birthday’s coming! My birthday’s coming!! Some of my memories include a Barbie doll birthday cake, an office chock so full of balloons you had...
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Coping

QVC, HSN and Other Things That Make My World Go Round


My TV stays on channel 47, 24/7. I am getting out my credit card. You see I must have those felted hangers in “Pale Romance,” a muted pink color and if I don’t hurry, I’ll miss out and have to go on a wait list!  This after having purchased an almost leather-like, accordion style wallet that has 22 slots for my credit cards, none of which have even so much as...
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