Daily Archives: September 26, 2015

Protected: Pills Like Candy: Chapter 6

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Protected: Pills Like Candy: Chapter 6

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About antidepressants and Aral the antidepressant and bloopers hahaha

Reposting because of technical difficulties.

I am sorry  got a little frustrated at the end of the video, my son is hilarious, funny, adorable and very photogenic, just like his mom, hahaha!!!


Videoblog post 2: About Antidepressants.

Reposting because of technical difficulties.


Have Hope

I am reposting this due to some technical difficulties with the original post.

This, my first video blog post, is for people who have been newly diagnosed  with bipolar disorder. Just know that there is hope. And if I can do it so can you. And yes, meditation, yoga, relaxation, all that is great for you but it can not take the place of medication, specifically a mood stabilizer.i mean if you had kidney disease, would you think yoga, meditation, and relaxation would make you all better? No, you would not, you would take medication for it. Well bipolar disorder is a disease and you need to take medication for that as well. So remember, mood stabilizers and Hope are what you need.


NEW CONTEST! Your Suggestions for Big Pharma Med Names!

Please listen to Dyane & Lucy explain this new contest. All will make sense to you shortly! Thanks to my #1 favorite blog Blahpolar Diaries and to the new blog Psych Roundup for inspiration (@PsychRoundup). I also want to thank the HBO television series Silicon Valley for making me laugh. After you watch me & … Continue reading NEW CONTEST! Your Suggestions for Big Pharma Med Names!

Nothing to Say

I left therapy yesterday feeling icky.  Out of our three major topics, one was about a negative urge I had acted on (repeatedly).  Sadie suggested that I continue backsliding in these ways because it’s more comfortable to be a mess.  She mentioned the DBT worksheet about Pros & Cons of having drama and stress.  I […]

Nothing to Say

I left therapy yesterday feeling icky.  Out of our three major topics, one was about a negative urge I had acted on (repeatedly).  Sadie suggested that I continue backsliding in these ways because it’s more comfortable to be a mess.  She mentioned the DBT worksheet about Pros & Cons of having drama and stress.  I […]

Calling All Tech Savvy Bloggers, please help!

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I’ve posted three video blog posts and ALL the buttons have disappeared! There is no LIKE button, no SHARE button, no sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ button, no buttons at all! Is it because I posted a video? And how do I get them back??? Please help!

I wonder if it would work if I first posted my video to Youtube and then posted it in a blog post? These videos were made by me with my iPhone, and they are of me talking about mental health issues.

If any of you brilliant bloggers know what the heck is going on and how to fix it, please tell me.

I googled the problem of having no buttons, but didn’t get anywhere. Also, you can’t contact WordPress in any way :-( They only have a question forum. Please help and thank you!


Food, Part 2

My blog is about my life, living and thriving (not surviving) with bipolar disorder. I write about my diagnosis but I also write about my life outside of that. There are blog entries about my hobbies and interests, my work, my writing beyond this blog, and other stuff.

But do you know what the most popular/most viewed blog entry is? It's this one, called Food, which shows pictures of various dishes I've eaten over the last two years. As of today, September 26, 2015, this entry has 1,023 page views. The second most viewed entry only has 588 page views.

You know what this tells me? You all love food porn as much as I do :)

So here's some more recent food pictures from the past few months...

Chocolate mousse cake. I took my 13-year old cousin out for her birthday.
This is from Dinosaur BBQ.

I went out for NYC Restaurant Week with a friend. We tried an Italian restaurant, Abboccato.
This here was my appetizer, a Caprese salad. It was really good!

This is also from Abboccato. My dessert, a streusel. Also very good!
However, I wasn't too impressed with my entrée. I ordered steak.

Brunch! I had a date not too long ago with two girlfriends.
We went to brunch at Toast and visited the Montclair Art Museum.
On the table you see carrot cake pancakes, red velvet pancakes, scrambled eggs, and home fries.
All very delicious! I highly recommend this spot.

My boyfriend and I had a date at Rustico Cooking for a pasta cooking class.
I had my birthday party here a few years ago and we all had a blast, so I had to return.
This was my first time making fresh pasta and using a pasta machine (I have no idea what it's called).

Me using the machine to turn the pasta sheets into Tagliatelle pasta.

In March 2015, I attended the White Privilege Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
It was my first time in KY and I loved it. This is from Bristol Bar & Grille in downtown Louisville.
I ate crab cakes for an appetizer and for the entrée I had Thai shrimp stir fry.

Lately, I've become obsessed with fresh fruit and veggie juices. This is from Rejuvenate.
I forget what fruits and veggies were in this one.

Here's another fruit/veggie juice and a yogurt granola parfait from Juice Caboose.
The juice is called Juice Appeal and is made of carrots, spinach, and apple.

My boyfriend has turned me on to Manna's, a soul food spot in Harlem.
Here's my favorite combo from there: jerk chicken, sweet corn, and rice & beans.
In the corner is a Jamaican-style ginger ale; this was my first time trying it, it was good.

My grandmother was a great soul food cook. But she died while I was a teen and not much interested in cooking. Not many in my family can cook like her. But my mom tries. Well, this meal really hit the spot! My mom made ham, collard greens with smoked turkey, baked macaroni & cheese, yams, and Red Lobster biscuits. I don't eat ham so she bought me chicken from KFC. I think of this as traditional Thanksgiving food, and I love it!


Here's another girls' lunch date. This time at Duke's Southern Table, a fairly new restaurant in downtown Newark, NJ. Starting in the upper left hand corner and going clockwise: jerk chicken lettuce wraps; macaroni & cheese, yams, collard greens, and garlic sautéed string beans; blackened whiting sandwich and fries; and smothered turkey wings.

 I am obsessed, obsessed I tell you, with the steel-cut oatmeal from Jamba Juice
I add in brown sugar, slivered almonds, and sliced bananas. 
I believe you can choose from about a dozen toppings. You get to choose two toppings,
and have to pay for any additional.

My mom and I went to NYC for a TriBeCa Film Festival showing of a documentary on Mary J. Blige followed by a concert by the artist. The show was phenomenal. Before the show though, my mom and I had Chipotle burrito bowls. I'm kinda really into the corn, so I always get extra. Bet you can tell which one is mine.

I like to eat, but I'm not that adventurous when it comes to trying new dishes. I stick to what I know. I had a lunch date with a friend at Summit Thai. I ordered the pineapple fried rice with chicken. My friend ordered a Thai tea. It sounded good, so I tried it too. It's really milky and sweet, but delicious. You should try it if you like either tea or milk.

 This is the Acai Berry Bowl from Jamba Juice. I wanted the oatmeal, but this particular location doesn't serve it, so I figured I'd try the bowl. In it is acai, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, soy milk, almonds, and honey. It was good. But it was a bit too cold. I think their refrigerator settings are too high, that, or they keep the ingredients in the freezer. One of the strawberries was frozen, so the freezer hypothesis is likely.