Emotions cause our body pain?

Yes.  They actually do.  I just found this AMAZING chart that shows where our body feels the pain of the different emotions.  Think of the last time you were so angry either at someone or about something.  Did you stomach hurt?  When you have a lot on your mind or have so much going on, almost like the “weight of the world on your shoulders,” do your shoulders hurt?  When you are afraid of something,… Continue Reading

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Feelings on an internet server rather than inside of me

I recently submitted a few poems to be considered for a blog that was being written about using the arts in mental health therapy and the positive effects it can have.  I think its safe to say that I do use the arts often whether its writing poems, writing blogs, using pastels or paints, or through music or dance.  It definitely has had a positive impact in replacing some negative behaviors I used to revert… Continue Reading

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YOU WIN!!!!!!!!!!

Everybody needs a good rant.  And this rant was apparently one that I had a long time ago.  At times, its nice to go back and see where you were and where you’ve come….but there are times it kinda sucks because sometimes, where you were  was actually BETTER than where you are now…. hmmmm…. —————— FOR F**K’S SAKE….. GOD YOU WIN! YOU WIN! YOU WIN YOU WIN YOU WIN! I give up!!!!!!!!!!!! I give up… Continue Reading

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How do we let go and say the final goodbye????

We all grieve differently.  This is not news to anyone.  Some of us can walk on about our days like nothing happened while grieving silently inside or somewhere where you are all alone.  Some of us get it all out at once and pick up and move on, while some let it come out gradually, a little here, a little there, but all the while, its inside tearing you apart. Grief. Then there is the dilemma… Continue Reading

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Friendship Frustration – International Bipolar Foundation post

Recently, I took a huge nose dive in the roller coaster I like to call, My Illness. I thought I had everything under control, but by “under control” I really meant “hidden under the surface festering and stockpiling for the perfect moment to burst and destroy.” Boy did it destroy. I found myself out of work under the Family Medical Leave Act and facing the end of my marriage. I was stuck in the depression… Continue Reading

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I used to….

I used to have a home.  An almost 4,000 sq ft home, right on the Chicago River with a bedroom that looked out onto the river. I used to have a home that was considered mine, that I cleaned, I decorated, and lived in for about 6 years.  I used to have a husband.  I used to have a husband that at one time was charming, sweet, and I had many good times and memories… Continue Reading

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A Dose of Positivity: The Updated List

Here is a list of all the things I am good at. I think if I look at life with a more positive spin, that will help me put things in perspective!!!!! 1. Injuring myself 2. Talking too much 3. Being at the wrong place at the wrong time 4. Finding the one asshole in the room (male or female) and becoming friends with them! HA 5. Being a Caloric Content Index (u name the… Continue Reading

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Is it a curse to be a good person???????

I mean seriously.  If  the odds of something bad happening are 1 in a million, I will be that 1 that it happens to. I try to stay out of trouble.  I try to mind my own business.  I try to do good things, like helping others through blogging or offering my help when someone mentions a problem.  I am there for my friends as much as I can be when they need someone, I… Continue Reading

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The Social Idiot

So, I’m supposed to be the social media guru. I mean, I have my own blog, I blog for 2 different organizations, I’m on Twitter, and Facebook, and all over the social media blogosphere.  I shouldn’t have any issues being social right?????   WRONG!!!!  DEAD WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have now become so reliant on the computer and my phone, that I think I have lost all sense and my ability at reading social interactions in person.   Do… Continue Reading

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Me? An Inspiration?

Lately, I have been receiving emails, messages, and other comments from individuals telling me that I have inspired them, or others in various ways.  In good ways. I think it’s incredible and such a great, positive thing because I love helping others, and am quite flattered and in awe that my thoughts and opinions have been so useful.  Yet, it still doesn’t sink in to my brain how I could have possibly been an inspiration… Continue Reading

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