Posted in May 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day is a sad, but joyful, loving holiday. It’s sad because so many service men in this country perished to save our lives. Its a joyful because we received their massive love that we might live. As I reflect on this holiday, I’d like to give my family a big endorsement. To Becky, my stepdaughter … Continue reading

ARTWORK Modern Mona Lisa

Painting with Schizoaffective Disorder   During the last few weeks, I thought I would try a new style of oil painting. So I painted this portrait, I called ‘Modern Mona Lisa.’ Enjoy and have a safe Memorial Day Weekend. Thank you, Sherry  

Loving What Is, Byron Katie

My Review of Loving What Is: Four questions that can change your life, by Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell. It took years to correct the thought patterns, and the way I felt about myself and other people. In Byron Katie’s book with Stephen Mitchell, Loving What Is: Four questions that can change your life, the … Continue reading

NAMIWalks NW 2016- Great Event

I received a NAMI Walks T-Shirt for volunteering at the Registration Table for the 5K NAMIWalks Northwest that took place at the Vera Katz East Esplanade in Portland, Oregon, Sunday! It was a great event- 4,000 people attended the walk. All such beautiful people. Thanks for your inspiration- Portland City Commissioner, Amanda Fritz, Senator Ron … Continue reading

NAMIWalks Northwest

Join us in helping to support mental health and to help break the stigma of those affected by mental illness and their families. NAMIWalks Northwest 2016, Sunday, May 15, is the event. Registration begins at noon, and the walk begins at 1 pm. It is a 5K Walk and starts at Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade … Continue reading

Close Stepdaughters

Children are the greatest gift you can have. Received a beautiful greeting from my stepdaughters, Cathy Jacobs in Las Vegas, and Becky Waudby, Portland, Oregon, for Mother’s Day. Inside my Mom’s Day card Becky wrote- ” Thank you for everything you have ever done for me and thank you for being there.” Inside Cathy’s card she … Continue reading

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day, 2016. May you have more laughter, love, and joy, than you can ever imagine or dreamed of, on this special occasion. Photo taken of me at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens by Jeana Wheeler, Peer Support Specialist.  


Dealing with the side effects of medication. I keep a diary when on a new medication. If I am jittery, I chart it (date and time). If I am sleepy, reclusive, slobbering, or talking too slow or fast, I write it down. I have a plan called Sherry’s Master Plan, and with symbols and charts … Continue reading

President Bill Clinton Event in Portland

Had a good time at the President Bill Clinton Event in Portland, at the Left Bank Annex. I saw my Ladies in Blue friends there. It was a treat. I so enjoy their company. Here I am, as an audience member, shaking hands with the President.