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(Medical) Advice on FB...

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I have seen this happen over & over again. Especially working Peer Support online. But I also see it with my personal friends, and apologies, but I have got to vent finally...Asking about an at home cold remedy is one thing, but if you consistently ask fb for medical advice you need to realize why things are not getting better for you:
1) fb is not a doctors office.
2) Your friends are not your doctor/nurse for a reason.
Go get professional advice and/or treatment. Please!!! <3 I can understand reaching out for advice once, maybe twice. But seeing people repeatedly look for advice on fb for the same issue over & over - GO GET PROFESSIONAL HELP!!! If your friends haven't remedied the issue yet, why do you think the result will change? Or are you just looking for sympathy? Empathy? Understanding? Then admit to that. My other issue is the people who consistently post looking for sympathy; the complainers.
Life will never get better if you always have your gloomy glasses…

2 Dish Roast

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Alrighty, per my norm lol I didn't measure anything :-P but here are ingredients used to make this roast, and then a soup/stew.Thyme
Freshly Ground Pepper
Sea Salt
Hungarian Hot Paprika
Basil
Minced Garlic (I recommend fresh garlic cloves. I just didn't have any.)
Beef Broth
Oil of your choiceI cut slices in the roast and filled them with garlic.
I cut up 4 potatoes, 1 onion, couple handfuls of baby carrots, butternut squash, and cauliflower head: put all in mixing bowl. Added above seasonings... 1 to 2 tsp of each. 2 tsp+ of thyme. Drizzle with cap of oil and mix.
In roast pan I spread the veggie mix.
Ingredients above were rubbed on roast... again, approximately 1-2 tsp of each. I then did another sprinkle of season and drizzled all with oil.
I baked at 325 degrees, basting regularly. About an hour in I added 1 cup of beef broth to roast pan, and continued basting regularly.
Take the roast out when thermometer reads med rare for more of a medium roast as it will set up wh…

Crash!

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I wish there was a way for people who don't have Bipolar disorder understand what we go through...
The cycling. The highs. The lows. The mixed states. The crashes. The insomnia, or flip side, hypersomnia. The fatigue. The frustration. The anxiety. The physical side effects. The struggle.
Bipolar disorder is BS!!!
It's not easy for us. And it's not easy for those in our lives.
Even when we get our disorder under control, it takes control at times - no matter how well we cope.
And what's worse? It will never go away. There is no cure.
Days like today when my depression & anxiety is battling me for control, I truly still have thoughts about giving up. It's freaking exhausting!!! But I know that will only bring more problems, and if I chose to end the pain, only bring tremendous pain to those I love - even if I think they would be better off without me.
I am thankful for having gone through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as I wouldn't be able to be present …

Whole Food Nutrition?

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Let's start with this question... What is Whole Food?
(Wikipedia) Whole foods are foods that are unprocessedand unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed. Whole foods typically do not contain added salt, carbohydrates, or fat. Examples of whole foods include unpolished grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, and animal products, including meats and non-homogenized dairy products. Now, what is Nutrition? Oxford Dictionary defines Nutrition as this:  nu·tri·tion [n(y)o͞oˈtriSHən] NOUN the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth Per Wikipedia, "A poor diet may have an injurious impact on health, causing deficiency diseases such as blindness, anemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillbirth and cretinism;[4] health-threatening conditions like obesity[5][6] and metabolic syndrome;[7] and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease,[8]diabetes,[9][10] and osteoporosis.[11][12][13] A poor diet can cause …

Living with me isn't easy...

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Where do we begin...
Invisible Illnesses, I guess.Living with someone diagnosed with rapid  cycling bipolar 1 disorder is a trial on its own. Now add in social & generalized anxiety, PTSD, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic g.i. pain & nausea - and the list goes on - and you have your hands full to say the least. My family is stuck with me ;-) they are blood. My son is my reason to keep going. My parents are two of my best friends. ...bless his soul, my boyfriend (whom has his own trials & tribulations), has done his best the last 8+ months to deal with my ever cycling moods (no matter how well I cope, I have ineffective moments), to support me, help me grow, and be a friend... he may be at his wits end...I cycled in the last 24 hours from hypo - manic mixed with mania, to depression. And unfortunately it seems to be the worst bout of depression he has dealt with yet, and sadly neither of us coped so well today... He is doing what he should; taking time away from me and gett…

From my rotting body...

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(I ♡♡♡ Edvard Munch. His talent has inspired and taught me over the years.)

I'm a lady, but...

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This was too good/funny not to share here!!! Lol when I can stay present & mindful this doesn't happen any longer, but if I am unable to cope... well this about sums it up lmao A little laughter for your Thursday night ;-)
Thank god tomorrow is Friday hahaUntil next time folks,
Live. Laugh. Love.

JP+ Complete Smoothie Recipe

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Super easy and healthy breakfast/meal!2/3 cup JP+ Complete Vanilla Shake Mix
1/3 cup (Vanilla) Almond Milk
2/3 cup Water
1 Organic Apple Sauce Pack
1 cup Organic Frozen Berries Mix, Serve, Enjoy! :-D
(Makes 2 servings for us, or 1 large serving. We take our whole food nutrition trio capsules with our smoothies - you can mix them right into smoothie!)Until next time,
Live. Laugh. Love. Curious about Whole Food Nutrition?
Talk to me today! And check out my website, sluegger.juiceplus.com

September is Chronic Pain Awareness

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I know I am already asking for your help with Suicide Prevention, but Chronic Pain is another issue that greatly effects myself, and in turn our family. Please take the pledge to empower those in the Chronic Pain Community <3
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/m?oeidk=a07ebdg0l7v4cea98ad&oseq=&c=&ch=
For those who don't follow my blog,I am a Mental Illness Patient, and I am a Chronic Pain Patient. Invisible Illnesses are my life.Pain Diagnosis include: Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic G.I. Pain & Nausea, Chronic Migraines/Headaches. Living with Chronic Pain, plain & simple, sucks!!! Never know if you will be able to work. You loose the ability to do physical activities you love. You loose the ability to even dress or feed yourself at times. But so as not to suffer, you accept all the humbling symptoms, try to treat them, and live as full & happy life as you can. ♡My docs and I have chosen an all natural treatment plan. - whole food nutrition …

Am I a Good Mother? (Pt 1)

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A little personal therapy here lol working through how others comments make me feel - or I should say, how I allow them to make me feel.Seeing fb posts from mom's with babies, and I am wondering, "Was I a cold mother?", "Was I not protective enough?"
- If it was nap/bed time I put my son down. Crying? Let him cry it out.
- I need a shower? He went in crib/playpen, monitor came in bathroom/left bathroom door open (as he was right outside door), and I showered.
- Cried with others/when others held him? Let him. He's gotta learn to be ok with others.
- Slept on his tummy and back.
- Ate dirt.
- Never used antibacterial products.
....and I could go on and on. ;-)
But you know, my son has turned out to be a sweet, empathetic, well mannered, physically healthy, emotionally intelligent boy.
(He has never broken a bone or been to the hospital. Only time he has been to doc is for required visits.)
Sooo pretty sure when I am gaulked at due to giving my 2 cents on al…