A lot has happened but whenever I sit down to write about it, it feels like nothing. So how do you talk about it? Easier to slip under the blanket and pretend the world doesn’t exist than to sort it all out.
Our behavior every day has a direct impact on our wellness. This behavior includes the way we sleep. A lack of quality sleep each day impairs our health. Because of this, sleep is not an option. It is a critical necessity. Good sleep hygiene behavior promotes wellness. In this article, I will discuss how to use a sleep diary to identify which behaviors we need to get quality sleep.
Continue reading “Improving Wellness with a Sleep Diary”
I think the first time that the phrase “Self Care” blipped into my radar was during the time I began to reach out and join various support groups on Facebook as I struggled unknowingly with the onset of Postpartum Psychosis and raising my special needs children.
I know I posted awhile back about setting up a crisis plan of some kind for yourself, whether it’s an Advanced Directive, a Springing Durable Power of Attorney, or just a simple family crisis plan when you have a mental illness or some other special medical need that may require hospitalization. This is especially important when you have children that will need to be cared for during that time.
Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. Not sure why that is – maybe since I’ve been putting a lot of energy into the fiction and critiques over at Scribophile? I would like to think that, but I fear it’s been the depression. I feel like I look at WordPress and as of late all I have is nothing but the same rants. If it’s getting old for me to write it, it must be getting old for you to read it. Continue reading “I Don’t Hate My Parents”
Where the hell has the time gone? The husband is supposed to be here this Wednesday and I still have boxes of shit all over the place to sort through in my parents’ living room. I don’t feel ready to deal with his shit right now. Continue reading “Three Days Left”
I love reading Natasha Tracy’s articles and I am very fond of her blog, the Bipolar Burble Blog. I found it about a year ago. I appreciate how she well she puts to words much of how I feel and how she addresses treatment options as well. If you haven’t visited her blog, I highly recommend it.
I know this is a year old Facebook post, but I came across it recently and it got my little hamster wheel turning. I think it still deserves some serious thought and contemplation even now.
Yes the person was kind. I will not in any way argue that. However we ARE ignoring the elephant in the room here. Take the example described in this Facebook post. It could have been used to raise the awareness for the need of increased community integration and in-home care providers. Why was this person ever left alone to beg for help in the first place? No one stopped to raise awareness around that one question. No one ever stopped to even address that. No one tried to take the time to come up with a more permanent and reliable solution for this man.
Isn’t it time we start correcting that?