Day 680, From Thirst to Living Water

Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash     Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:13, 14 NIV).   Unshakable Hope   Read More …

Day 651, Fear Is Not All Bad

  “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain   Fear is not all bad.  Going back to prehistoric times, it has a survival advantage.   We want courage:  resistance to fear or mastery of fear.   I walked down the road to the chiropractor’s this morning, a Read More …

Day 639, Wild Mood Swings Demolish Productivity. Is There Any Hope?

  I have not learned how to prevent depression.  However, it appears that I am recovering more quickly.  My productivity score for the past while shows an overall trend of improvement.  My graph looks better now than it did in late April and early May.     On Tuesday, I fell into a distraction.   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 …

Day 353, Winning Perspective

Day 353, Winning Perspective   “Perspective and perseverance are carved by time and constructed by wisdom.” A.D. Sam   Friday Morning   Another weekend is coming up.  Thankfully, my left middle finger with eczema is feeling better and typing is easier.  My nurse practitioner prescribed an antibiotic for the infection and one pill of Diflucan Read More …

Day 346, Beef Tenderloin, Breakfast, and the Bite of Lithium on the Body

Day 346, Beef Tenderloin, Breakfast, and the Bite of Lithium on the Body   Friday Morning   Lithium disrupts the functions of protein kinase C, causing many of its troubling side effects.  However, the over-activity of protein kinase C dismantles the function of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that most makes us Read More …

Day 341, Learning About the Prefrontal Cortex in the Brain

Day 341, Learning About the Prefrontal Cortex in the Brain   “Excessive protein kinase C activity has been shown dramatically to impair prefrontal function and suppress the firing of prefrontal neurons.” Joaquín Fuster, neuroscientist, Prefrontal Cortex, Fourth Edition, p. 102.   Saturday Morning   Preparing For My Day meditation: Glenn Harold’s “Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety, Read More …

Day 195, Reflections on Having Bipolar

Day 195, Reflections on Having Bipolar   Sunday Night   Facebook   Tonight, I have been exploring bipolar support groups and videos on Facebook.  It is a whole world I was unaware of.  People with bipolar are speaking out about what it is like and encouraging others to be more vocal about it, to overcome Read More …