Posted in August 2014

Me and my Aunt Deanna in the Mirror

So happy to visit with my 91 year old Brazilian Aunt Deanna. She is the one in the mirror with me on the cover of my book, Sherry Goes Sane. We have changed with age since then, but she is still beautiful, sweet, and youthful. It was such a great visit.

Sherry Joiner Interview with Bp Magazine

I love talking about the differences between schizo affective disorder and bipolar disorder.  Here is my latest interview on the topic from bestselling mental health writer Julie A. Fast, the author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder and Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder. Here is the first paragraph of the interview. There is then a … Continue reading

Sherry Goes Sane Reader Contest Ends

Thank you for your interest in my reader contest posted below. Click here if you’re new to my website and want to read more about the contest. The ending date of the competition is September 1, 2014. I’m so excited. Painting this picture for my Sherry Goes Sane reader contest has given me such joy. My book is … Continue reading

My half sister Shauna and I

Shauna arrived from Utah this week. She is a teacher at BYU. We went to Elephants together and got caught up on our experiences, past, present, and future. She is my half sister on my Dad’s side. This is us now.

My NAMI Anniversary

So happy to announce that I am celebrating my third year as a Lecturer volunteering in a psych ward for NAMI Multnomah and giving speeches in NAMI’s In Our Own Voice program.

The Death of Robin Williams

There was a point in my life when I was not connected to my environment and I felt society needed a complete overhaul. It was the 70’s and I hitchhiked from Oregon to California. “Shaft” “Ventura Highway” and “Slippin’ into Darkness” were playing on the radio. Each song illustrated the piecing together of my experiences … Continue reading

‘Native American Painting’

It was a pleasure to exhibit with fellow artists at the Oregon Society of Artists show. Here is one of my pieces that I called Native American Indian.  I like to paint this subject because my father was part Ute Indian and it is part of my roots. .