Wellness Wednesday: Fight Back Hangry with a Snack Attack!

Feeling Hangry We have all been there. There is even a special word for it: For those of us with Bipolar, this dip can be even worse, triggering an unpleasant Bipolar episode. I know you were taught snacking between meals is bad. Downing soda and chips or a sugary-sweet candy…

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Do I Need Help? Important Signs of Mental Crisis

Am I Going Crazy? I was recently asked, “What are the signs you are really “going crazy”?” It’s not as easy to answer as you might think; when you can’t trust your own mind, what can you trust? How can you recognize mental crisis when it is happening to you?…

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Fiction Friday: On the Surface’s Abby

It is time for Fiction Friday! I am going to take you back to my novella this week, On the Surface. As you know, it is on Wattpad and doing quite well! Stats It has been up for 15 days now. I have 281 read, 48 votes and I am…

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How I lost 135 lbs and You Can Too!

ALMOST 300 LBS One day in 2005 I stepped on the scale and realized I was nearly 300 lbs! I am only 5’3”, so that is a whole lot of weight. Simple tasks like cleaning the house or getting in and out of the car were becoming difficult for me.…

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Wellness Wednesday: The Joy and Benefits of Coloring

Coloring? Surely we all left that behind with our lunch boxes and school books? But it can be a great way to relax and de-stress from the pressures of the day. It is almost like meditation for me. Bonus! Because of increased interest, there are now fun and intricate coloring…

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The Hard Truth About Self-Care: It Isn’t Easy

Today’s post is by a special guest, Andrea Johnson Beck, author and mental health advocate.  Last week I read a social media post from a “life coach” stating self-care is easy, and if people didn’t do it, they didn’t have a right to complain. I don’t know about you, but…

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Fiction Friday: Da’Rovian Arlandro

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Fiction Friday, which is actually on Friday this week! Yay! Today I am sharing the Character Sheet for Da’Rovian, Ka’leitria’s best friend and sidekick in Songcrafter, my fantasy fiction trilogy (and advanced info. for you, Da’Ro will be the main character in book 3,…

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Doggone Good! The Surprising Benefits of Owning Pets

Pets are kind of on my mind today. My little monster Squeaky-bear is always at the forefront. He is a huge part of my life and my Wellness Plan. But today an article popped up on my neighborhood bulletin board that made me sad. Twenty-three dogs are being euthanized because…

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Fiction Friday: Well, sorta….

Hey everyone, Had a kinda bad fibro day yesterday and completely missed posting for Fiction Friday. But I have BIG, BIG, BIG news to share with you this week!!! I finally posted my dystopian novella On the Surface, on Wattpad. If you aren’t familiar with Wattpad, it is a community…

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What You Should Know About Mental Illness

Mental illness is not a joke.  It’s not a punchline. It is a serious, sometimes fatal, illness that affects millions of Americans. 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental health issue this year. 26% of the homeless and 20% of the incarcerated are suffering from mental illness. In spite…

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