Is It Abuse If They Have A Mental Illness?

Yes. Trauma can affect how you feel about yourself and how you feel about others. You’ve heard me mention that my mother was abusive. The abuse was mostly emotional, verbal and many times physical. It was never sexual thank goodness. People who suffer sexual abuse are on another level of healing that is very difficult.Continue reading “Is It Abuse If They Have A Mental Illness?”

Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out

Sucks the joy out of what? EVERYthing. Once, before my husband was medicated and in therapy, I told him that he sucked the joy out of our holidays and special days. I know it sounds awful but we were walking on eggshells and it just seemed like he was being such a jerk. Now IContinue reading “Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out”

Sleep Study: The Final Chapter

I finally have my CPAP machine. Thanks to COVID/DELTA everything moves at a snail’s pace in the medical world. After my final study I was fitted with a surprisingly comfortable “mask” that goes on below my nose. It did not trigger my claustrophobia so that is a plus. It is uber quiet and I getContinue reading “Sleep Study: The Final Chapter”

Sleep Study Part Deux

Yes, boys and girls, it is the exciting chronicle of Bridgette’s health! I got the joy of staying at the luxurious Millennium hotel once more. Honestly you would think Duke Hospital could have a more updated place for their sleep studies! The old headboard on the bed alone, is enough to keep you up atContinue reading “Sleep Study Part Deux”

You KNEAD A Massage

There are many reasons why we should all see a professional massage therapist. A good massage reduces stress, improves sleep, helps manage certain kinds of pain, some say it can detoxify your cells and many believe it can also strengthen the immune system. I can not speak to the last two benefits but I canContinue reading “You KNEAD A Massage”

How Teens Can Succeed In Public School

Summer “vacation” is almost over already for one of my kids. She starts 10th grade on July 26. The younger one starts 7th grade on August 23. They both are honor students and have high IQs but it takes the whole family’s involvement to keep the momentum going and to stay positive. Public school isContinue reading “How Teens Can Succeed In Public School”

Couple’s Getaway!

I am still not ready to travel out of state but I have been taking cautious jaunts here and there in my home state where I feel “safe” from COVID and angry people. That really does not leave many places in North Carolina but we have been making do. This past weekend my husband andContinue reading “Couple’s Getaway!”