Happy Mother’s Day to You!

This is a wish that you will have a wonderful Mother’s Day whether you are a mother or have a mother, either way.

Being a Mom is the the most difficult thing I have ever done and the most rewarding! I am soon to be an empty nester so will be experiencing all sorts of “letting go’s” from now until the fall and beyond.

If you are a Mom, I hope you can stop and give yourself credit for all the good you do in the world for your kids even when you’ve been dealt a rough hand and don’t always negotiate everything to a T. So self forgiveness is key.

And if you have a Mom, I hope you are in a position to express gratitude knowing that your Mom (like mine and like me) is far, far from perfect. Again, forgiveness is key.

Let’s just be grateful for motherhood in all its best possible selves. Without it, the world would be an even crazier place to be.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Hello all. I hope you are having a great Easter Sunday or whatever holiday you observe (or don’t observe)! Today I am focusing on being grateful. Even though I have persistent anxiety from my bipolar illness I have lots and lots to be thankful for: my daughter’s health, my daughter’s achievements in school, my husband’s companionship, my Mom’s relatively good health, our new puppy, a psyche doctor and therapist who I trust and consider in my support circle , constant help and support from my sister, and the list goes on….

Can you find it in your heart to be thankful for something today? Even if it as simple as that cup of morning coffee? I hope so.

Have a super day!

I Am Grateful

This past week my doctor asked me to retake my monthly blood test because my white blood cell count was very low and I was immune system compromised. My doctor was saying we might need to change meds. This made me fearful on two counts. One, I was fearful about finding a new medication that would work for my bipolar disorder. I have been on this medication for 12 years and it has been largely therapeutic. Two, I was worried about a compromised immune system in this time of rapidly spreading illness. Lo and behold, I found out yesterday that my white blood cell count was on the rise! There is no need to change meds! though I do have to rest and mend myself from fatigue. Happily, I do not have covid-19 symptoms. I am truly grateful for this news. I cannot imagine trying out new medications in this environment of social distancing and the like. The goal now is to rest and get liquids and exercise in order to boost the immune system.