Tag Archives: bipolar

Remembering Mom: Christmas Eve 2014

I had forgotten that Christmas Eve day was the day my mother decided to exit this world, until my son reminded me a few weeks ago. I think he was worried about how I’d be on that day. He assumed … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Mother’s Day and Motherhood

I know that I missed Mother’s Day with this post. I was away for the weekend with my husband and Little Man, taking advantage of a friend’s beachside timeshare. As it’s only May and we’re not exactly in Florida, the … Continue reading

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Is Suicide Ever Ok?

On Christmas Eve day, 2012, I got the dreaded call from my mother’s in-home caregiver. She helped Mom twelve hours a day, and knowing Mom had been having difficulty sleeping lately, was lettingĀ her sleep in. When it got pretty late, … Continue reading

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Eulogy for Mom

This is the whole truth of what I would say, if I were not concerned about being PC at my mother’s memorial. But, because of the level of understanding of 99% of the people who will be there, I have … Continue reading

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Echoes

December 27, 2012 I came into the house. The familiar house that I grew up in. The cats are happy to see me- they are hungry because they haven’t had breakfast yet. Beyond tired from a red-eye flight that was … Continue reading

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She’s Finally At Peace

This morning, I received the dreaded phone call from my mom’s caregiver. This time, instead of the usual, “Just calling to let you know that everything’s fine,” from her chipper voice, I got an upset, “Something’s wrong; I think she’s … Continue reading

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A Letter to Mom

Dear Mom, You’re in the hospital again. I am sorry that you are not well, but glad that you were able to recognize (no doubt with the help of your wonderful caregiver) that you needed medical attention. Thank goodness it’s … Continue reading

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Thank You Mom

Mother’s Day has always been a challenge for me. Seeing all the sappy Hallmark commercials, and “who has the best mother” contests, makes me want to barf. Actually, it makes me sad in a lot of ways. It makes me … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Miracle

I’ve always thought of a miracle as something that happens mysteriously, and in an instant. As I am learning about and understanding the energetic world beyond what we see with our eyeballs, we can help create miracles. They can happen … Continue reading

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She’s Coming Home

Once again, I am underwhelmed by how our medical system handles the mentally ill. Treat ’em and street ’em, almost. If you think that someone who is delusional and paranoid would be kept in a hospital until they have a … Continue reading

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