My Article in NAMI Voice Newsletter

Bringing Peace and Happiness to the Psych Ward An article which ran in the NAMI Voice newsletter, Spring 2013 As a member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness and lecturer in a psych ward, I introduce a meditation exercise to my groups. I have everyone get comfortable and relaxed and count from toe to … Continue reading

A Favorite Memory

I was painting from a picture of a lady on a swing on a warm springs day. It was a blend of impressionism and realism and I was overcome by the feeling of peace and tranquility as I painted it. It reminded me of all the times I lectured at the psych ward and gave … Continue reading

ARTWORK Brazilian Dancer

Music and Dancing to connect with reality living with Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Disorder Brazilian Dancer by Sherry Joiner   When I was young, I broke out of my shell as Mom, who was Brazilian, played Brasil 66′ by Sergio Mendes on her old phonograph. I was repeating the past in dreams and waking hours and … Continue reading

ARTWORK Key Bank Show

Being honored for my artwork living with Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   I have been given the opportunity to display my artwork at the Key Bank, 10888 SE Main and SE Monroe, Milwaukie, Oregon. The event takes place May 5th, 5 pm ‘First Friday Milwaukie’ and is hosted by Clackamas NAMI. The theme- May … Continue reading

ABOUT Tulip Prayers

Health and Healing for Easter living with Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   Growing tulips in my front yard for dear sweet little Kayla, my granddaughter, who came down with Cellulitis and for my loving husband, Joe, who is a diabetic, and had a painful bout with his teeth this week. These tulips were bright … Continue reading

Art Display Review

Review of Sherry Joiner’s Art Display at US Bank 16th and Weilder Portland, Oregon Joyce Lackie- Humanists of Greater Portland Dear Sherry,            I truly enjoyed seeing your paintings at the US Bank.  It appeared to me that you had studied a number of artistic styles although I am not sure … Continue reading

HOME US Bank Display

Rewards of living with Schizoaffective Disorder   Thank you everyone for stopping by and visiting the US Bank on Weilder in Portland, Oregon, to see my display of paintings. I am so very grateful. It has been an experience of a lifetime exhibiting my art work in a welcoming, bright, comfortable, friendly, atmosphere. I feel … Continue reading

Easter and Beyond

Easter lesson living with Schizoaffective Disorder   Easter Day, some time ago with my sister’s daughter in law,Heidi, my sister Diana, and me- So dear to my heart is the warmth, magic, and power of Easter. Because of the Easter Holiday, I am being taught through my infirmity, how to go about my days and … Continue reading

ABOUT Ptld Windstorm

Sadness living with Schizoaffective Disorder during windstorm   A power line was down across the street from us this morning. My stepdaughter, Becky, alerted 911 about the problem, since she heard the crash of a tree next to her house and noticed that a line broke in half  and was dangling in the neighbors yard. … Continue reading

ABOUT Senator Merkley

Working with Schizoaffective Disorder and the benefits of meeting great people like the Senator   Thank you Senator Jeff Merkley for you 15 hour Filibuster. Your time and dedication has been a great asset to this nation. Photo below is me taking a photo with Senator Merkley at a Democratic function.

ABOUT Birthdayathon

Celebrating my birthday marathon this year in bliss with Schizoaffective Disorder   My February birthday celebrated today as I was treated to lunch with a fellow classmate, Diane Rulien, and birthday surprises from Japan and Austria. Just can’t get enough of those birthdays.  I have been celebrating  my big day since the second week of … Continue reading