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What I’ve Done Recently

Frustrated, Defeated and Hypomanic The weekend before last, I was frustrated, overwhelmed, feeling defeated, and mildly hypomanic. I felt like a failure as a mother, for I hadn’t been able to get my [...]

Hypnotherapy

Last Friday, I drove my son down to La Jolla (across the street from UC San Diego!) to see pediatric hypnotherapist and pulmonologist, Dr. Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP of Center Point Medicine. My son [...]

ALPIM Anxiety-Laxity-Pain-Immune-Mood

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 "physical" illnesses affect [...]

Writing to Discipline My Thoughts

This morning I attended an OC Writers’ write-in. I haven’t attended a writers’ group in a long time. Been isolating myself and focusing on my son rather than my writing, rather than myself. [...]

Silent Lately

I haven’t written in a while, nor have I read or commented on others’ posts. I used to write brief reviews after reading a book. Recently, I’ve simply left stars on Amazon and [...]

Diagnosing Bipolar II #DavidLeite #NotesOnABanana

Quoted excellent psychiatric diagnostic interview for bipolar II from Chapter 33 of David Leite's Notes on a Banana - a Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression.

Fingers Moving, Fingers Typing

Fingers need to move nervous energy prompts them to keep busy Just as my thoughts my mind will not be silent My fingers will not be still so I play Solitaire or now [...]