Category Archives: Holidays

Reflections on 2017: Part 1… Comparing Christmas to Other American Holidays

When New Years rolls around little time has probably been spent relaxing since mid November. Beside day-to-day living and working at jobs outside the home, hours have been spent on special planning for Thanksgiving. Then the Christmas season swings into … Continue reading

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Small Acts Of Kindnesses Are Needed Beyond Christmas

For some reason the Christmas season brings out our giving spirit and a feeling of altruism. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could incorporate that spirit of giving year around? I think it  would be a wonderful idea if everyone … Continue reading

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I See You

Originally posted on A Mind Divided:
Sometimes it takes a shock to wake up. Yesterday I was slapped into a deeper appreciation for all the kind, generous and courageous people in my life.  I see you, and I’m so very…

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When Panic Attacks Here is What You Can Do

Originally posted on Write into the Light:
Symptoms of a panic attack include: Racing heart Shallow, rapid breaths Tunnel vision Sweaty palms Feeling faint Nausea, vomiting Fear of going crazy Crying Shaking, tremors Irritability Increased sensitivity to sound, lights, touch…

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Bipolar Anxiety or Bipolar and Anxiety

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Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme mood episodes ranging from mania to depression.  Anxiety can be a symptom of bipolar disorder as stated by Dr. Emil Kraepelin, back in 1921. …

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HOLIDAYS ARE NOT ALWAYS WARM AND FUZZY

Originally posted on AHUELON NEWS JOURNAL:
Holidays change over the years depending on age and circumstances.  I am a senior and Bipolar, and those two thing color my emotions and feelings of well-being. My extended family lives in TX, CO,…

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My Thoughts On Trump & Why I Still Support Him

There have been many changes in Trump’s world. Some make sense to me and some do not. He has been fighting an uphill battle from the beginning. I think he thought his party would stand behind him after he won, … Continue reading

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IT IS EASY TO TAKE FREEDOM FOR GRANTED UNTIL YOU ALMOST LOSE IT

Today on Memorial Day I am filled with gratitude for the freedoms ALL Americans are enjoying. Even the un-americans, who are trying to destroy them, are still being protected by those freedoms. Many times in the past I only considered … Continue reading

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MOTHERS DAY: Full of Love, Sadness and Complicated Feelings.

In a room of one thousand moms you would have that many stories times a hundred, that could fill a library, and today on Mothers Day many of those stories are floating around in many heads.  This special day is … Continue reading

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HOLIDAYS ARE NOT ALWAYS WARM AND FUZZY

Holidays change over the years depending on age and circumstances.  I am a senior and Bipolar, and those two thing color my emotions and feelings of well-being. My extended family lives in TX, CO, AZ, and CA. My kids, grandchildren, … Continue reading

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