A Day At The Office

[This blog was originally written and published in August 2011 for the International Bipolar Foundation.  It was then used and published in the book Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder that was published by them in early 2012.  The link to the original post and the link for obtaining a free copy of the book will be posted at the bottom of this post.] A Day At The Office I’m racing out the door with my… 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 Broken Stick and Guerilla Glue?!!!

When things come to an end, not everything has a happy ending like a fairytale.  I mean, lets get real here.  When Cinderella landed the Prince, there were a bunch of girls out there that did not end up with fairytale endings!  BUT, that didn’t mean that their life ended.  Nope. That gave them the chance to pick up and move on to find that real fairytale.  An opportunity to find out how strong they… Continue Reading

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Pregnancy and Bipolar – To Be or Not To Be?!

To Be or Not To Be……THAT is the Question….. This year, I had several friends celebrating Mother’s Day for the very first time with their newborns.  I was so happy and excited for them; starting a family and moving into the next phase of their life.  However, I couldn’t help but be a little sad because I am not at that point in my life yet.  Having children is something that I do want to… Continue Reading

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Fate

I look out the window Blank and empty is what i see Cold and dark It’s all just a reflection of me I lay in this bed Tears running down my face Sad and lonely No longer a happy, cozy place I open the door Stepping out into the snowy wind freedom and clarity The floor suddenly begins to spin One foot on the ledge I lean over and look at what awaits Peace and… Continue Reading

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Man I Love

I woke up this morning with you by my side Inside your arms I wanted to hide Its there I feel so safe and warm Its there I feel no one can do me harm I turn to you and what I see Is the man I love, who is everything to me He makes me laugh and makes me smile Brings me happiness like a little child I kiss his cheek and hug him… Continue Reading

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The vacation is coming to an end……

Yuck.  I hate the feeling of knowing you are returning back to reality.  Reality always seems so heavy!  I feel like it weighs on my shoulders like a thousand pounds. There are feelings of dread, knowing that I’m heading back to the cold, frigid, unpredictable hell hole they call Chicago, with a side order of “back to business as usual,”  topped of with a case of feeling “overworked and underpaid, overtaxed and underappreciated.”  Back to… Continue Reading

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Oh What A NITE!

Yes ladies and gents, what a nite it was.  My bestie,, is now officially married!!!!!!  What a wedding it was.  Absolutely beautiful in many ways.  For me, it was most beautiful for me to see her smile with the sparkle in her eyes.  I have known her for about 7 years now, and I haven’t seen that sparkle in her eyes since, well,  I can’t even remember when.  That’s what made it so beautiful to… Continue Reading

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To Boo and Ryan With Love From The Bipolar Hot Mess

Well, I’ve mentioned briefly how the Pocket Christi concept started.  You know, my friends would call me when they needed advice or help and then said they wished they “had a ‘Christi’ I could put in my pocket.  A Pocket Christi.”  Well, the first person to say that was Boo!  She was the creator of the Pocket Christi concept that quickly spread through my group of friends like wildfire, which then turned into The Bipolar Hot Mess.… 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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