It is a great honour to have the talented author, Lori Schafer share with you her thoughts and a brief excerpt from her book today on the blog as my guest blogger. I wish her great success with her memoir, On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental … Continue reading Lori Schafer : A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness
Bipolar mania is devastating. It is physically and mentally draining on not only the patient but the entire circle of family and friends having to deal with the symptoms of a bipolar, hyper-manic episode which may include: High energy and impulsive, constant activity. High risk behaviour like speeding, gambling, using drugs, spending sprees and hypersexuality. … Continue reading How I Got My Husband Sectioned During A Bipolar Manic Episode
It was a major cause of divorce in our parents’ day, and it still is today: money. It’s right up there with infidelity and incompatibility, and even tends to rate higher than abuse and alcohol in most surveys conducted with experts like divorce lawyers and marriage counsellors. We hear about it and we know it, … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Are Failing Financially As A Couple
It is time to do some spring cleaning of the relationships with the people who make up your circle of friends, family, acquaintances, and colleagues. There is probably at least one toxic person in the above group list that undermines your confidence, betrays your trust and spreads negativity. Yuck! You know you need to get … Continue reading 5 Toxic Habits Ruining Your Relationships
No one is planning a baby shower. I won't get any cards of congratulations. Friends are not offering to babysit or calling me with bits of wisdom on my new role in life. I have become a new mother in midlife but there will be no celebrations. Just a sad realization that time and … Continue reading Becoming A New Mother In Midlife
What is this incessant need you have to prove to yourself and others that you’re sexy and desirable? It’s not good enough that you go out and flirt with other women or engage with them on social media, you have to tell me about it too. Is this a male thing? A bipolar thing? Or … Continue reading Sex And The Manic Mind
At the beginning of a relationship, it is pretty common to keep scorecards. "I call/text more than he/she does." "I said 'I love you first.'" "I break my plans more often to be with them." "I'm more committed to the relationship." "I initiate sex more often." But when the relationship becomes exclusive and it … Continue reading Are Scorecards Ruining Your Relationship?