Author Archives: dyane

A beautiful review from blogger/author Kimberly Morand

Kimberly Morand   Kimberly Morand’s book review for Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder “knocked my socks off. (Well, I was sockless when I read the review, but my socks would’ve come off had they been … Continue reading

Dyane Harwood shares her gripping account with postpartum-onset bipolar in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

Originally posted on Leslie A. Lindsay :
By Leslie Lindsay  Dyane Harwood talks about her stunning memoir on postpartum bipolar disorder, family psychiatric history, & so much more in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN When I was pregnant, my husband heard…

A Tale of 2 Breaks (My Broken Jaw & My Blogging Hiatus)

My jaw!   Last Saturday afternoon I was walking by myself on a flat, concrete surface a few blocks away from our house. It was a sunny, beautiful day. I finally felt healthy after having reached my LoseIt! weight loss … Continue reading

I’m Moving My Blog Today – Come Read the Latest!

My apologies for making you schlep over to my blog’s new home. I hope you go check it out and let me know how you think I can rise above my PETTIFOGGING!!!! Yes, there’s a word called PETTIFOGGING! pet·ti·fog·ging ˈpedēˌfôɡiNG/ … Continue reading

Bring It On, Sole Water—Show Us The Magic!

I grew up hearing this cheesy commercial often, but the song is catchy! Yes, Bain de Soleil has a different spelling of “sole” (both refer to the sun) but it’s pronounced the same.   Happy Birthday, Mom! XOXOXOOX   Dear Friends, … Continue reading

I Like Being A Loser!

    Lose It! Update Last fall, I gained 30 pounds in less than three months.   Why?   I’ll boil it down to three words:     Book launch stress!       I hit rock bottom in December. … Continue reading

Jogging Through Jello!

Dear Friends, As today’s blog post title implies, I’ve been dragging big-time the past week. Maybe my fatigue is due to the drastic cut in sugar I made last month, maybe it’s perimenopause making its spooky debut, maybe it’s a … Continue reading

Au Revoir, Fat & Dr. Benicio Frey’s Webinar

Dear Friends, If you’ve read my book Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, you’ll know I was an A.C.E.-certified personal trainer and worked in a gym for a few years.   This was me, “B.B.D.” (Before … Continue reading

Last Time at the Munchkin

  An unexpected side effect due to my meds?    Drinking too much espresso at Squaw’s Coffeebar – talk about a buzz with a view! The beautiful sunrise on Red Dog Ridge. I watch this sunrise each morning from the cabin. … Continue reading

Another Book Review from Another Awesome Blogger!

Originally posted on Mental Health @ Home:
Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder chronicles author Dyane Harwood’s journey with postpartum onset bipolar disorder.  The story’s rich, vivid descriptions draw the reader along on the intense roller coaster ride of the author’s illness experience.  Many elements of her story will be hauntingly familiar…