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When Caregiving Turns to Codependence

1 day 19 hours ago

Often misunderstood, codependence can be the cause of a great deal of distress while taking care of a loved one with bipolar; here’s what you need to know: It doesn’t mean what you think According to Diana Denholm, PhD, LMHC, a psychotherapist for more than 30 years, co-dependency is highly misunderstood and usually poorly defined....

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When Completing Tasks Becomes Too Much to Manage

1 day 21 hours ago

With bipolar disorder, the inability to complete tasks is not a sign of laziness. It’s because your mind is going so fast that you can’t focus, or because you’re depressed and feel too tired. How many people have started something, but not completed it? Pretty much everyone. I’m definitely guilty of not completing tasks. There...

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Three Things Challenge: PL31

2 days 8 hours ago
Three Things Challenge: PL31 Rules from originator: Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply […]
Tessa

OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #14 – 3/17/19

2 days 8 hours ago
OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #14 – 3/17/19 Rules from Haunted Wordsmith: Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge! For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). Explore the […]
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STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #15 – 3/16/19

2 days 9 hours ago
STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #15 Today’s prompt: “I’m sure it was all a dream.”   Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge! Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read […]
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Fibromyalgia, Pain and Dementia

2 days 10 hours ago
I am set to have my hip injected on Tuesday which means no NSAIDS for 5 days before. So since arthritis is pretty much throughout my body it is throbbing from that. The stress of having that injection (no sedation but a local) has my Fibromyalgia also throbbing. All the pain points hurt and heaven […]
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Sunday Photo Fiction – March 17, 2019

3 days 8 hours ago
Sunday Photo Fiction – March 17, 2019 Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding *************************** Creepy Twins By Teresa Smeigh 2019 Suzie knew she was late to school. She stepped out of her car in the student parking lot and quickly gathered up all her belongings. She dropped her purse first and had to stop and pick it […]
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OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #13 – 3/16/19

3 days 8 hours ago
OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #13 – 3/16/19 Rules from Haunted Wordsmith: Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge! For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). Explore the […]
Tessa

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #14 – 3/16/19

3 days 9 hours ago
STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #14 Today’s prompt: “Look, it’s opening.”   Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge! Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where […]
Tessa

#Haikai Challenge #77 (3/16/19) March Equinox (Machi Shunbun) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

3 days 10 hours ago
#Haikai Challenge #77 (3/16/19) March Equinox (Machi Shunbun) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga Rules: This week, write the haikai poem (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) of your choice that states, references or alludes to the March Equinox as it pertains to your hemisphere of residence (Spring for the north, Autumn for the south). […]
Tessa

SoCS for Saturday March 16, 2019

3 days 10 hours ago
The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 16/19 Here’s your prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “soul/sole.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy! Here’s the rules from Linda Hill: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and […]
Tessa

At Your Service

3 days 15 hours ago
I just wanted to let you know that I have just updated my services page. I would love to write or edit for you. I guess this blog is my resume as it contains a wide variety of writing skills Creative – While speaking the truth from my heart, I like to inject a little …
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March 2019 Writing Prompts – Day 16

4 days 3 hours ago
March 2019 Writing Prompts Day 16 Prompt – Invincible Endeavors by Teresa Smeigh 2019 he cannot be caught invincible endeavors who can take him down Tessa – Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new […]
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