If someone you know and love is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it may seem overwhelming; but there are ways you can help your friend in need: Learn first Taking the time to research this diagnosis is the perfect first step. By educating yourself, you’ll know what to expect regarding symptoms, possible triggers, or warning signs...
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Thursday photo prompt: Sign #writephoto The Rules: Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt. If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed and I usually share something about the place during the round-up. Use the image and title […]
It can be extremely challenging, even heartbreaking, being the caregiver of a loved one with bipolar depression; here are some simple things to keep in mind: Educate yourself By learning about the specific symptoms of bipolar depression, you will come to realize that certain symptoms are simply caused by the condition; they are not personal...
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Bipolar consists of mania and depression. Sometimes mania gets a pass because of perceived “benefits,” but ignoring your mania means you aren’t fully addressing your condition. Do you really want to end your mood swings? I ask this question honestly. Many of us want to end depression. It’s a terrible, vicious and life-threatening experience for...
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One-Liner Wednesday – (3/13/19) ********************* Yay, my rent went down this year instead of up and that doesn’t happen every year, if ever LOL! ********************** Rules from Linda G Hill: Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.” The rules that I’ve made for myself (but […]
Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 77 Reena’s Rules: FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS There is no restriction on the format or the length of the piece. It just has to be your reflection on the prompt from the core. Write a post on your blog, and link it up with here with a pingback, or copy-pasting the […]
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala Vintage Planter? by Teresa Smeigh 2019 It was a poor part of the city, but the people tried very hard to make it look nicer. They painted the boarded over windows and doors bright colors and designs. Some of them were […]
100 Word Challenge (spot) Bingo! by Teresa Smeigh 2019 The Bingo game was about to start soon. She paid the fee for a spot at one of the tables. She purchased her cards and she had her Bingo chips with her. The game started. “B 1,” announced the caller followed by several more in a […]
March 2019 Writing Prompts Day 14 Prompt – Foolish Incantations by Teresa Smeigh 2019 magical setting foolish incantations float witch’s cauldrons boil 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 here), new work […]
Three Things Challenge: PL27 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 […]
This is my very first painting. I am aiming to do the 4 seasons. I am currently working on winter with a covered bridge and trees and snow. 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 […]
OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #10 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 word and […]
STORY STARTER CHALLENGE #10 Today’s prompt: “Growls echoed through the hall.” 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 […]
Over time, you can develop a chronic, low-level cloud surrounding the care you give, but when recognized early, you can break through the fog. Emotional exhaustion This is a state of feeling drained and emotionally worn out. It can often feel intense and overwhelming, and as if you are trapped in a situation that you...
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