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The ALPIM Spectrum

Many of us living with mental illness have other chronic illnesses. Often, we are not treated for our "physical" illnesses, as many doctors dismiss them as psychosomatic. "Mental" illnesses ARE "physical" illnesses, and [...]

Self-Love and Self-Care Tips

Thank you, author Bash Sarmiento, for contributing this guest post of self-love and self-care tips. Posting Bash's article in no way promotes the products he linked. Self-Love and Self-Care Tips Photo by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels [...]

2022-03-21T02:18:14+00:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Health, Mental Health, Self care|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Overwhelmed by Grief and COVID19

Why Have I Been Quiet? Shortly after my mother died last year, COVID19 hit. My energy is sapped. Staying home during this horrific pandemic, I've cocooned with those I love most: my husband [...]

#Grief, #COVID19 & Fever

Grief Reading this post, I fear that I come off as self-centered, concerned more with my physical health than grieving my mother's death. Perhaps that's denial. It's hard to properly grieve when dealing [...]

2020-09-08T18:40:38+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Grief, Health, Mental Health, Self care|Tags: , , , , , , |16 Comments

Balancing Act Self-Published to Amazon Kindle for Now

To simplify my life, I decided to self-publish Balancing Act - Writing Through a Bipolar Life to Amazon only for now. My mother's health is touch and go right now. Self-care and [...]

Love, Marriage & Mental Illness

There's hope. You can find and nurture love when living with mental illness. Been married 22 years today. Started dating 25 years ago. Some of us living with mental illness can and do [...]

I Will Not Cry Now

To avoid feeling overwhelmed and hold back the tears due to loss, stress and worry, I've started delving into my ancestry online. My therapist reframed what I was doing as focusing, rather than [...]

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