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Working through loss of a loved one with schizoaffective bipolar disorder   Reading How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Harold H. Bloomfield, M. D.  Melba Colgrove, Ph.D. & Peter Mc Williams was a positive experience for me in accepting and understanding the death of a loved one to suicide and losing a … Continue reading

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

Saving Our Marriage With Schizoaffective Disorder

I have schizoaffective disorder which is a combination of paranoia schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed with it in 2001 but lived with it for many years. My stepdaughter, Becky, has been couching with us for a month in our small 2 bedroom hut. Three adults in a two bedroom hut. What a challenge! She is starting life … Continue reading


For his birthday a few years ago, I made Dr. Ward T. Smith, my psychiatrist, a ‘Dr. Smith Fix It Bag.’ The ingredients of the bag were: a toy stethoscope, phony eye glasses, a small bottle of colored watered iodine, a small bottle of mercurochrome, a bandage, two Healing Gardens relax therapy lotions, a bottle of Tylenol, a bottle of pink colored … Continue reading

Happy Holidays Dr. Smith

Dr. Ward T. Smith from Summit Research has be been my psychiatrist for over 20 years. He is a strong support and one of the reasons why I have been as stable as I have with the disease of schizoaffective disorder. He is one doctor who has walked the mile in my shoes. I hope you have a … Continue reading

The Holiday Season- The unreal world

I paint my unreal world. During the holidays, one may deal with stress, personal grief, economic concerns, and illnesses of all kinds. People with schizo-affective disorder and mental health disorders may tend to distort reality at these times. It can cause a change in their perception of reality. Trapped by the hustle and bustle of the holidays, they find ways to channel their energy … Continue reading