Day 634, Getting Help and Reaching for Vibrant Joy with Values-Driven Activities

  “All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name” (Acts 10:43).   Even though my energy and productivity picked up after repeated walks to the library and park, I was flattened one Saturday evening by the depressive phase of my bipolar, type I disorder, Read More …

Day 581, Do You Eat More During a Pandemic? Could Fasting Help?

See the Chili Recipe. KaeLyn’s Korner Kitchen   Monday Afternoon   Is the Pandemic Stimulating Your Appetite?   Is this pandemic stimulating your appetite?  Are you consuming a large number of carbs, more than your body can use in a day?  Even if you keep a diet diary, are you perplexed that you cannot stay Read More …

Day 579, How Do You Adapt to the War With COVID-19?

Colorado Official State Web Portal (April 5, 2020)   Sunday Morning   Many of you are probably getting cabin fever by now.  Almost all U.S. states have reported at least one death from COVID-19, and all fifty have reported at least one case.   Most of us are asking, “When will this end?”  Let us Read More …

Day 566, The Beauty of Water

  Monday Morning   The featured image above speaks to me about the importance of water.  However, the subject is not using soap.  Be sure to use ample soap when washing your hands as it can kill the COVID-19 virus and keep you safe.   Snow is on the ground and has been for several Read More …

Day 564, Water Wonders and How to Achieve Your Goals in a Pandemic by Paying Particular Attention to Process

KaeLyn and Dad at Point Reyes, California, U.S.A., 2003   “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants” (Isaiah 44:3).   A friend of mine once exclaimed, “Water, water everywhere, but none to Read More …

Day 558, Fighting a World-Wide Virus

Photo by Jérémy Stenuit on Unsplash   “Asking the question ‘are we doing enough’ regularly and repeatedly is critical.”- Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead, World Health Organization, infectious disease epidemiologist.   Saturday Evening   Lately, we have been bombarded with the news about the COVID-19 virus.  My husband’s son visited today and let us Read More …

Day 540, The Natural Energizing of Good Circadian Rhythms

  Circadian Rhythm   Our lives have rhythm.  Bipolar disorder is, to a high degree, a dysfunction of the circadian rhythms.  During mania, the body does not need rest, or at least it thinks it does not.  The manic person goes full-steam ahead in an energy expenditure that can only end in burn-out but may Read More …

Day 531, Resilience

  “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.”   -Mary Holloway   What do we really want of our lives when it seems everything goes awry, and we lose the fondest hopes of our childhood?  We want something that is even more Read More …