Filed under stopping (or slowing) negative self-talk

KEYNOTE Suffering a Loss

Keynote to NAMI Lane County about schizoaffective and bipolar disorder psychosis and grief   Today, I said “GoodBye,” to my friend, Amy Meyers, marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. Amy is moving 109 miles away. Losing one of your best friends, like Amy, and all the precious moments you spent together: walks through Crystal Springs Rhododendron … Continue reading


Paranoia, Schizoaffective Disorder Meditation Tape   Regarding my article,”Bringing Peace and Happiness to the Psych Ward.”Here, my husband Joe and I are dining at the Taco House, just taking it easy. It seems like the less I think about the past incidences and my insecurities of life, the better off I am. A week prior, … Continue reading

ARTWORK Schizoffective

Painting Suicidal Effects with Schizoaffective and Bipolar Disorder   Reader Question 4: Have you ever been suicidal? How did Robin Williams and his suicide affect you? Suicide can, not only, involve the person who commits suicide, but the victims he takes with him. For instance, the shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s cafeteria resulted in the … Continue reading

ABOUT Healing

Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Healing   Healing from my torn meniscus surgery at the Karaoke bar. I’m healing from my operation well. It takes about 6 weeks. This is a photo of me at Karaoke night with my famous singer Julie and her friends. I’m keeping my hopes high, and I’m focusing on what … Continue reading


Dreams Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   When I was young, I dreamed that I was a Princess Ballerina doing pirouettes across the dance floor in my pink tutu. I hoped someday to paint a picture of my dream. This is my dream of what I believed to be of me dancing in a pink … Continue reading


Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Disorder Public Speaking   My first “public speaking” experience was in English Class, my junior year in High School. It was one of my finest moments, but I was critical of myself. I gave a presentation on The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams with another classmate. While I delivered it I could … Continue reading

ABOUT Traveling

Traveling with Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   By Greyhound or Plane, keeping a Positive Attitude. What I relish in life is the fact that I had the opportunity to travel by myself to different countries. It surpassed the Saturday night movies with my husband and the fixing of Portuguese chicken dinners for my clients as an … Continue reading

ABOUT Being Bullied

Cheerleader Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Disorder When I was a cheerleader, I felt I had something to prove to the universe. I believed that I had the magic to make my life change. Our team’s name was the “Generals” named after General John C. Fremont. I made up cheerleading yells to “The Crazy General” for instance, … Continue reading