Posted in April 2015

Nepal’s earthquake

My heart is heavy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the survivors of the Nepal earthquake and those that are missing. May the families of the American climbers and the other climbers that were killed in the Avalanche on Mt. Everest, find peace and continuous strength in their grief and sorrow for their loved ones. I … Continue reading

Open Minds Art Show

Celebrating Mental Health Month early. Open Minds Art Show is featuring the work of artists impacted by mental illness, in themselves or a loved one, Thursday, April 30, 5:3o-7:30 pm, at Liz’s Creative Café- 9401 SE 32nd. Ave., Milwaukie, Oregon. My oil painting- 16×20- of ‘Boy in Blue’, is one of my entries. Please come … Continue reading

‘Together We Thrive’ North Star Auction

I’m happy to say that my painted note cards will be in the ‘Together We Thrive’ North Star 4th Annual Benefit Auction. They will help to support mental health recovery and North Star Clubhouse, The event takes place at the Melody Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, April 23, 5:30 pm. Hope to see you there. Here is … Continue reading

Keep Smiling, A Poem I wrote

A Poem I wrote last evening Keep Smiling I haven’t talked to you in such awhile, You know I’d do anything just to see you smile. I sing with glee when your contagious smile extends on to me. So just keep smiling… Don’t worry if people may see you frown, No matter what happens Try … Continue reading

HOME Sherrys Events

In Our Own Voice Speech National Alliance on Mental Illness Schizoaffective   Today I had a  delightful time co-presenting with Julio in an In Our Own Voice NAMI Workshop at SAIF Corporation. It took place in Portland, Oregon. Here is a picture of me and Julio. We have given presentations for the last couple of … Continue reading

Sibling Day

My sister, Diana, (left) and me at the Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Easter Day. The early 50’s. My sister is so close to me. She is the most sweetest, bravest, talented, wonderful human being. Every time I see things backwards she is always objective with me and puts my life into perspective for … Continue reading

My essay- ‘Understanding Stigma’

Understanding Stigma   I am the first Portland, Oregon-area woman author to publish a memoir about schizoaffective disorder (a little talked about diagnosis of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia). My memoir is called, Sherry Goes Sane: Living A Life With Schizo-Affective Disorder. Most books on mental illness are written by doctors and clinicians, but I feel … Continue reading

Easter Weekend

Over Easter weekend, my husband, Joe, and I dyed Easter eggs with our great niece and great nephew, danced to Gangham Style by Psy, and watched a whale video. The video was taken by my sister and her husband while they were in Mexico. We took in a movie called The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and … Continue reading

ABOUT Brazil

Travels to Brazil with Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   My cousin, Tony, has returned from his trip to Joao Pessoa and other cities in Brazil. Our mom’s were born in Brazil and came to the states in their twenties. He had a warm time connecting with our cousins. I remember when I took a trip to … Continue reading