Life sucks and then you die

When I was younger I used to be a hard-core wrestling fan. One of the quotes I remember most was WWE owner Vince McMahon saying “Life sucks and then you die” This quote always sticks in my head because after all most of the time with bipolar disorder life does suck. I’ve been having a…

Happy Mother’s Day 2017

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Mother’s Day today. I wanted to do a very quick blog post thanking my wife for blessing me with three beautiful children. Keisa is the best wife and mother a man could wish for and every day I am thankful she is part of my life. I don’t…

Feliz diá de la madre

My mom Roberta Smalley passed away in 2011 but I do have a second mom that I am thankful for (Keisa’s Mom). I appreciate you Gloria and all that you’ve done for my family. You are a great mom and a wonderful grandmother. Since it is Mother’s Day in Mexico I wanted to say Feliz diá…

A lesson in mindfulness

We all wear a costume of our essential nature. It’s a powerful costume. Providing us with our thinking mind, identity, and awareness of life’s situations. My relationship to the world has evolved and is now based on mindfulness. Mindfulness is just another way to say paying attention to the present moment. We are aware of…

The journey begins

I can’t believe how long it’s been since the last time I attempted to write something on this blog. It’s not that I abandoned it I simply had been on a journey of self-discovery and fearfully attempting to figure out exactly who I am. Acceptance and commitment therapy which I often just refer to as…

Mindfulness seems to be working

Mindfulness Definitions Intentionally living with awareness in the present moment. (Waking up from automatic or rote behaviors to participate and be present to our own lives.) Without judging or rejecting the moment. (Noticing consequences, discerning helpfulness and harmfulness– but letting go of evaluating, avoiding, suppressing, or blocking the present moment.) Without attachment to the moment….

Started group therapy

I started doing group therapy at Bayless Healthcare yesterday and I think it was a really good decision based on the results so far. In the class the main focus in mindfulness a subject that I have spoken negatively about on my blog in the past. Yesterday was so amazing and different that I’m convinced…

Got myself a Happy Planner

Keisa has been talking a lot about planning lately and she made me want to try to get my life a little more organized so I bought a planner. It’s an 18-month planner from Michael’s called the Happy Planner. It was on sale and I even got some washi tape and stickers to make it prettier. I…

Unexpected weight loss

It has been about two months since the last time I visited the physician assistant in order to get my psych meds. I was a little shocked when I stepped on the scale and found out that in two months time I had dropped 25 pounds! I’ve been eating a lot more because of the…