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Dr. Smith my psychiatrist of twenty six years wrote a blurb for my book last miracle for maria   Took care of my mental well being. He showed me the ‘Light at the End of Tunnel,’ My Sanity. Painting by Sherry M. Joiner  

Documentary Schizoaffective

Went to Dr. Ward T Smiths retirement party last night   It was a time to mingle, laugh, and cry. I was Dr. Ward T. Smith’s client for twenty-six years. He was compassionate, caring, and skilled in helping with a very technical and difficult disease, Schizoaffective Disorder. I will miss his intelligence, sense of humor … Continue reading

ABOUT Book Review

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